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Gambling Addiction

Caesars

article Caesars Entertainment fined £13m in crackdown on gambling addiction (4/2/2020)
(UK) -- The UK gambling regulator has imposed its biggest ever fine of £13m on Caesars Entertainment, the UK arm of the US casino company, over its failure to...
article Caesars Entertainment in U.K. Is Fined for Allowing Problem Gamblers to Keep Betting (4/2/2020)
(UK) -- Britain’s gambling authorities have ordered Caesars Entertainment to pay a record fine of $16 million for failing to prevent money laundering and for...
article Caesars Entertainment fined amid crackdown on gambling addiction (4/1/2020)
(UK) -- Caesars Entertainment, the UK arm of the US casino company, has been fined £13m after an investigation into its failure to prevent addicted gamblers losing...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Pandemic isolation, shift to online gambling set up 'perfect storm,' experts say (4/1/2020)
(New Jersey) -- With brick-and-mortar casinos across the United States shut down to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, public health advocates are concerned that a...
article Gambling industry urges sports bettors to wager responsibly (3/5/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- The gambling industry is launching a campaign to urge sports bettors to wager responsibly, including setting and sticking to a budget, and learning...
article If you’re treating the Lottery as an investment, there’s a problem (3/2/2020)
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Lottery and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey are trying to raise awareness about problem gambling with "Awareness +...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Problem Gambling Month took on new focus with coronavirus outbreak (3/30/2020)
(Iowa) -- The man who oversees Iowa Gambling Treatment program says March is National Problem Gambling Month — but the message has quickly changed as the...
article March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (3/28/2020)
(Iowa) -- Governor Reynolds this month designated March as Problem Gambling Awareness month in Iowa. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, 315,000 adult...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article VELOTTA: Casino shutdown could move problem gamblers online instead (3/28/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Every slot machine in the state is shut down, the tables are dark and there are few sports being played to wager on. As National Problem Gambling...
article In Las Vegas, The VA Has Opened A New Center To Treat Veterans With Gambling Addiction (2/27/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Army veteran Ronnie Reyes said the time he spent in the military is a big part of the reason why he became a gambling addict. Reyes spent twelve years in...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article Gambling treatment group reaching out to those suffering from sudden closures (3/28/2020)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia casinos are shutdown and sportsbooks are dry during the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s gambling addiction treatment group...
article West Virginia’s 1-800-GAMBLER program responds to Casino closures (3/21/2020)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s gambling addiction treatment group, 1-800-GAMBLER, wants to let residents know that they are still offering help during the...
article The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia (3/10/2020)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia is consistently ranked as one of the "most gambling-addicted states" by Wallet Hub. About 1 in 50 West Virginians is dealing...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

UK Gambling

article Gambling levels may have plummeted, but we get the concerns and are stepping up action on safer gambling (3/27/2020)
(UK) -- Gambling levels may have plummeted, but we get the concerns and are stepping up action on safer gambling during the COVID-19 crisis - writes Betting and Gaming...
article Lockdown 'leads gamblers from sports bets to riskier choices' (3/24/2020)
(UK) -- Gamblers are switching from wagers on sport to far riskier online casino and slot games amid lockdown restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19, according to...
article Gambling Addiction Blocking Firm Issues Coronavirus Isolation Warning (3/19/2020)
(UK) -- A gambling addiction blocking company in the United Kingdom; Gamban, has today issued a stark warning regarding gambling addiction and coronavirus isolation.
article UK online gambling ops warned not to exploit coronavirus crisis (3/19/2020)
(UK) -- The UK’s gambling regulator is warning its online licensees not to abuse opportunities provided by the COVID-19 pandemic, while the industry’s lobby...
article Gambling charity ‘censors’ addicts in chatrooms (2/23/2020)
(UK) -- Britain’s leading gambling charity, which is funded by the industry, has censored addicts on its forums who lobby against the predatory behaviour of...
article Gambling is probably the toughest addiction of them all - and yet it remains virtually unregulated (2/23/2020)
(Ireland) -- Whenever they start talking about the 'housing issue', I start thinking about the 'gambling issue'. Housing is difficult, with many vested...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

COVID-19

article Coronavirus brings a new set of troubles for problem gamblers (3/25/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Just because casinos are closed during the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t mean the folks who deal with problem gambling don’t have concerns....
article Coronavirus: Could a lack of live sport lead to problem gambling? (3/23/2020)
(UK) -- We’re all now well into this period of social distancing and virtually no live sport when a Paddy Power tweet pops up on the timeline. “The...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Michigan Gaming

article China Twp. man found guilty in illegal gambling operation sentenced to probation (3/17/2020)
(Michigan) -- A second China Township man implicated in an illegal gambling operation avoided prison time during his sentencing last Thursday. Lucas Hoppe, 31, was...
article Michigan’s voluntary ban for MGM Grand, Greektown, MotorCity casinos in Detroit wouldn’t have to be for life under House bills (2/18/2020)
(Michigan) -- Michigan residents seeking help with a gambling addiction have the option to voluntarily ban themselves from the state’s three non-tribal casinos in...
article Problem gamblers could roll the dice again under proposed bill in state House (2/18/2020)
(Michigan) -- Roughly 4,800 problem gamblers have voluntarily and officially banned themselves for life from wagering at Detroit’s three casinos. But state...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Casino Control Commission acknowledges Problem Gambling Awareness Month (3/11/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Control Commission recognized March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month and pledged its support for ongoing education and treatment efforts.
article Casino Control Commission acknowledges Problem Gambling Awareness Month (3/11/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Control Commission recognized March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month and pledged its support for ongoing education and treatment efforts...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Exploring the rocky relationship between video games and games of chance (3/10/2020)
(Internet) -- Games of chance have had an increasingly prominent role to play in the recent history of AAA gaming. We’ve seen developers adopt a lenient approach...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania agencies encourage getting help for ‘problem gambling’ (3/7/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Organizations in Pennsylvania are seeking to raise awareness of gambling issues this month. On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article NYS, Local Casino Take Steps to Offer Help to Problem Gamblers (3/6/2020)
(New York) -- Central New York has no shortage of casinos, and there’s a big push this month to spot and offer help to customers who have gambling problems on...
article March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, so let’s address it: Addabbo (3/5/2020)
(New York) -- March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., chair of the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, recognizes the...
article NYS Gaming Commission observes National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (3/4/2020)
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission is joining forces with the National Council on Problem Gambling, New York state public health organizations, advocacy...
article Rivers Casino hosts state kickoff of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (3/3/2020)
(New York) -- State officials kicked off Problem Gambling Awareness Month on Tuesday at Rivers Casino, one of the busiest of the non-Indian casinos opened in New York...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mental Health

article Gambling problems: ‘highest rate of suicide’ compared to other addictions (3/5/2020)
(West Virginia) -- March is 'Problem Gambling Awareness Month.' On Thurs., Jeremy Smith, the outreach coordinator with First Choice Services, a non-profit,...
1 Article on this Issue

Delaware Gaming

article OP/ED: Gambling losses can quickly become the employer’s problem (3/4/2020)
(Delaware) -- Worldwide, businesses are losing billions of dollars from employee fraud. While it’s easy to dismiss the cause of employee fraud as “greed,...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Macau Implementing Safeguards to Curb Problem Gambling Among Locals (3/4/2020)
(Macau) -- Gambling addiction among Macau locals continues to increase, prompting the enclave government to implement new protections to curb casino access for tens of...
1 Article on this Issue

Pokagon Band

article Four Winds Casino offers services for gambling addiction (3/3/2020)
(Michigan) -- Four Winds Casino is highlighting their services for national gambling awareness month. The month of March has been dedicated to bringing light to an issue...
1 Article on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article Maryland lawmaker introduces bill to educate youth on potential risks of gambling (3/2/2020)
(Maryland) -- A Maryland bill that would allow lessons on the risks associated with gambling — including addiction prevention — to be added to the high...
article Maryland lawmaker wants youth educated on risk of gambling (2/28/2020)
(Maryland) -- A Maryland bill that would allow lessons on the risks associated with gambling — including addiction prevention — to be added to the high...
article Fort Meade: Raising the stakes to combat addiction (2/26/2020)
(Maryland) -- From basement poker games to high-stakes casino blackjack and slots, the allure of gambling can be hard to resist and as addictive and destructive as any...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Resorts

press release MGM Resorts' Responsible Gambling Program Surpasses 1.25 Million Customer Interactions Nationwide (3/2/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today announced that GameSense, an innovative responsible gaming initiative adopted by MGM Resorts in 2017, has...
1 Article on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Virginia Lottery and Virginia Council on Problem Gambling help raise awareness of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (3/1/2020)
(Virginia) -- To mark the designation of March as National Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the Virginia Lottery and the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG)...
article Hawley: In Virginia, with gambling expansion comes responsibility (2/29/2020)
(Virginia) -- Casinos in five cities across the commonwealth, sports betting, an online lottery, video lottery terminals in bars and restaurants and more historical...
article As Virginia preps for casinos and sports betting, experts say state needs sharper focus on problem gambling (2/24/2020)
(Virginia) -- Billy Hoffman couldn’t put a dollar amount on how much he lost to his gambling problem. What started in his teenage years as a passion for poker grew...
article As Virginia preps for casinos and sports betting, experts say state needs sharper focus on problem gambling (2/24/2020)
(Virginia) -- Billy Hoffman couldn’t put a dollar amount on how much he lost to his gambling problem. What started in his teenage years as a passion for poker grew...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

William Hill

article William Hill gambling firm Mr Green fined £3m for failing to protect addicts (2/27/2020)
(UK) -- An online gambling company owned by William Hill has been hit with a £3m fine for failing to adequately protect addicts and prevent money laundering. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Arizona Gaming

article Ducey Names March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month (2/24/2020)
(Arizona) -- To foster understanding and support for Arizonans who suffer from problem gambling, Governor Doug Ducey has declared March as Arizona Problem Gambling...
1 Article on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Gambling addiction may be covered by Japan public health scheme (2/20/2020)
(Japan) -- The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare recently received a list of proposals for various public health insurance treatments, which included group...
article Japan to offer public health insurance for problem gambling (2/20/2020)
(Japan) -- As Japanese lawmakers tackle the issue of legalized casinos and integrated resorts, a subject that has been mired in controversy and allegations of bribery,...
article Addictions therapist questions why Nova Scotia Gaming Corp. runs gambling literacy campaign (2/14/2020)
(Nova Scotia) -- A gambling addictions therapist has doubts about a gambling literacy campaign being developed for the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation (NSGC). Elizabeth...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Keith Whyte Explains Why Gambling Problems are on the Rise in the U.S. (2/19/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Many people have been exposed to gambling in the U.S with the rise of types of gambling. As a result, gambling problems are on the rise, and there...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Former casino manager now counsels gamblers (4/1/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Charlie Ordille spends many days and nights at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville talking to gamblers. But he’s not a casino employee –...
article Gambling: the hidden killer – bereaved parents demand changes to Northern Ireland Law on Gambling (4/1/2020)
(Ireland) -- The charity Gambling with Lives was set up by the families and friends of young people who have taken their own lives because they had been addicted by...
article OP/ED: Donald Trump’s gamble with American lives (3/30/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- We who bet only occasionally on a horse race are fascinated by true gamblers: those who frequent not only casinos and stock markets, but also the...
article Coronavirus brings a new set of troubles for problem gamblers (3/26/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Just because casinos are closed during the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t mean the folks who deal with problem gambling don’t have concerns. Gamblers...
article The Gambling Addict’s High Is The Secret Sauce Of ‘Uncut Gems’ (3/26/2020)
(USA) -- One of the driving reasons people engage with narratives is for the vicarious experiences they provide. Whether that’s a Jane Austen novel that transports...
article My teen is good at poker. Did I make a mistake by letting him play? (3/23/2020)
(USA) -- My recently turned 14-year-old son has been asking me to teach him how to play poker. He knows I used to play, and I think he was hoping for a few pointers or,...
article This Day in Sports History: MLB Announces Investigation of Pete Rose (3/20/2020)
(USA) -- Pete Rose's MLB playing career ended in 1986, but his legacy in the sport began to change three years later. On this day in 1989, Major League Baseball...
article Seeking access to developers, businessman worked to ‘groom’ L.A. officials, prosecutors say (3/13/2020)
(California) -- The businessman who allegedly plied Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander with cash, an escort and a lavish night out in Las Vegas to gain...
article Gambling addict begs House to cut online sports betting from bill (3/12/2020)
(Kansas) -- Forty-four-year-old Jason Moeller gambled for the first time at age 11, transforming $20 into $100 in a brother-in-law’s poker game. At 13, Moeller had...
article Dwyane Wade Lost So Much Money Gambling That His Financial Adviser Thought He Had A Problem (3/10/2020)
(Florida) -- Retired NBA legend Dwyane Wade lost so much money gambling that his financial adviser thought he had a problem. In a video for Men’s Health, Wade...
article On Problem Gambling Awareness, And Why It's So Critical In 2020 (3/10/2020)
(USA) -- March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month in the US, and the annual initiative is of the utmost importance in 2020. The ongoing, nationwide expansion means that...
article BLOG: Problem Gambling Awareness Month is here (3/9/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, a grassroots campaign that depends on organizations like the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (...
article Scholarship Lottery Increases Awareness of Problem Gambling (3/9/2020)
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is taking steps to address gambling addiction. March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Lottery Director Bishop Woosley...
article The McDonald's Monopoly Game Was Rigged for Years. One Employee Helped Bust a Crime Ring to Save the Company. (3/9/2020)
(USA) -- McDonald's communications manager Amy Murray was sweating, and not just because of the weather. It was a muggy August morning in 2001, and she stood on the...
article SkyCity preaching diversity and inclusivity? I'll need more than free fireworks to believe that (3/7/2020)
(New Zealand) -- They have a monopoly, created by statute, giving them the exclusive right to own and operate casinos in New Zealand until, wait for it, 2048. Their...
article B.C. Court of Appeal confirms gambling addiction as mitigating sentencing factor (3/6/2020)
(British Columbia) -- A diagnosed gambling addiction should clearly be taken into account as a possible mitigating factor when sentencing defendants convicted of theft...
article SCHUETZ: Give Us A Night & Give Us A Day (3/3/2020)
(USA) -- Responsible gaming is a priority for every major gaming company these days. Every company has a corporate-level executive responsible for ensuring their...
article Phoenix symposium addresses problem gambling in military (3/3/2020)
(Arizona) -- It’s just about time for college basketball’s March Madness. Millions of Americans get caught up in that madness and not everyone can gamble...
article Father Left Child, 3, In Freezing Car While Gambling: Police (3/2/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- A Providence man is facing charges after Rhode Island State Police said he left his autistic toddler alone in a freezing vehicle on Saturday while he...
article Pawtucket man accused of leaving son in car at Twin River Casino (3/2/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- A Pawtucket man is accused of leaving his 3-year-old son in a car in the parking lot of Twin River Casino over the weekend. Lincoln police responded to...

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