Extreme Ways are Back Again “Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world’s ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.” John W. Gardener One of the less-discussed benefits of a regulated gambling industry is its role as...

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning” Benjamin Franklin As with most businesses and sectors, gambling companies like to talk about growth. For those that are listed, there is an obvious reason why; but even private companies find...

“The loudest voices we hear are those who advocate conflict, divisiveness” John C. Danforth, former US Ambassador to the United Nations Have you ever noticed that the most vocal commentators are often the most ill-informed? It is something that Shakespeare observed when he wrote that “the empty...

Saying that one cares about something and actually caring about something are two very different things. Right now, a number of high profile politicians, journalists and public health lobbyists profess to care very deeply about the issue of gambling-related suicide. Some of these people are...

Sports margins – price wars? When bookmakers increase gross margins by offering poorer odds (consumer prices), then their revenue goes down, not up (over time). This might seem to be a statement of the obvious to many of our readers – if it is, then there...