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Washington state senator is latest to wade into loot box debate

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Washington state Senator Kevin Ranker is the latest official to seek clarity over the highly divisive use of loot boxes in video games. The Democrat and former San Juan County Commissioner has charged the State Gambling Commission with identifying whether or not the boxes constitute gambling. Along with fellow Democrat Senators Reuven Carlyle and Karen Keiser, Ranker submitted Senate Bill …

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Surf’s Up! William Finnegan’s ‘Barbarian Days’ wins 2016 ‘William Hill Sports Book of the Year’ award

William Finnegan’s surfing memoir ‘Barbarian Days’ has won the 28th ‘William Hill Sports Book of the Year’ award, the richest and most prestigious sports literature prize. Described by judges as ‘compelling elegiac and profound’, Barbarian Days is the first surfing-based book to win William Hill’s literature prize. Finnegan a New Yorker magazine columnist has already won critical acclaim for his …

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Pinnacle becomes first bookmaker to offer odds on Drone Racing

Curacao and Malta licensed Pinnacle has become the first online betting operator to open markets on Drone Racing. Updating the market, Pinnacle marketing declared that it would publish odds on the ‘2016 Drone Racing World Championship’ at Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii (October 20-22). The bookmaker disclosed that it would trial Drone Racing as a market, by offering odds on the …

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Hawaii prosecutor demands DFS sites stop taking bets

Following the decision last week by Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin that daily fantasy sports constitute gambling, Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro has demanded that two fantasy sports sites stop taking bets from Honolulu residents.  Alongside Utah, Hawaii is the only other US state which does not allow some form of legalised gambling. In a letter on Monday of this week …

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