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“The ties between illegal gambling and organized crime are undeniable. This is not a victimless crime. Illegal gambling siphons critical tax revenue from communities and is void of any of the consumer protections provided by regulated gaming,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the AGA. “We are proud to be taking a proactive lead on an issue that preys on consumers, funds illegal activities and hurts the highly regulated legal gaming industry.”


State lawmakers plan to investigate the new Jackpocket app that, as first reported in The Post, lets New Yorkers buy lottery tickets on their iPhones. “I don’t think this is legal,” said Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, chairman of the Racing and Wagering Committee. “Anyone who sells tickets has to have a license through the Gaming Commission.” The “Jackpocket” app lets users play a variety of lottery games, including the multi-state Powerball. Jackpocket, which recently rolled out through the App Store, takes orders for several New York Lottery games and claims to send out workers to buy the tickets. It then e-mails scans of the paper slips to its customers. Jackpocket’s Facebook account advises that they have temporarily stopped sales “due to their high volumes”.

EL Congress 2015 in Oslo, Norway "Touch Tomorrow" Photo Collage

EL Congress 2015 - DAY 2 - PHOTOS in Oslo, Norway "Touch Tomorrow" Photo Collage


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