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UK Gambling

article Ministers consider plans for £100 loss limit on gambling websites (8/5/2020)
(UK) -- Gambling websites could introduce a £100 loss limit to protect lower-income customers under plans being considered by ministers. New industry-wide "...
article Limit gamblers’ bets, urges UK think-tank (8/4/2020)
(UK) -- Gamblers should be limited to betting £100 each month unless they pass more stringent checks by betting companies, according to a report calling for reform...
article Online gamblers should prove they can afford losses, report finds (8/4/2020)
(UK) -- Online gamblers should not be able to lose more than £100 a month without proving they can afford it, according to a report that will also call for betting...
article Teen lottery players risk gambling addiction (8/1/2020)
(UK) -- Playing the lottery as a teenager leads to a bigger risk of problem gambling later in life, according to a groundbreaking new study. Researchers from the...
article UK soccer stars may sue betting companies over player data profits (7/27/2020)
(UK) -- The business of elite sports is awash with cash, with pro athletes having specific deals to cover every aspect of their lives. Now, a group of British-based...
article Are we creating a generation of problem gamblers? (7/26/2020)
(UK) -- Jack Ritchie was still at school when he had his first big gambling win. It was the start of an addiction to betting that would cause devastation to his family....
article Coronavirus: Gambling addiction treatments paused as staff redeployed (7/23/2020)
(UK) -- Treatments for dozens of people with gambling addictions across Great Britain were paused as NHS staff were redeployed due to coronavirus. Ex-gambling addict...
article Gambling help paused while NHS battled coronavirus (7/23/2020)
(UK) -- Treatments for dozens of people with gambling addictions across Great Britain were paused due to NHS staff being redeployed during the pandemic.
article New campaigns aim to highlight the issue of gambling addiction (7/20/2020)
(UK) -- With post-lockdown sport now being played, GambleAware has launched two initiatives to help tackle problem gambling.l
article Number of UK problem gamblers seeking help soars in lockdown (7/16/2020)
(UK) -- The coronavirus lockdown has triggered a huge rise in problem gamblers seeking help, indicating “the first signs of a storm”, according to a leading...
article ‘My son was shaking, trying not to go online’: how the gambling industry got its claws into children (7/11/2020)
(UK) -- In Jack Ritchie’s first term of sixth form, when he was 17, he started to spend his lunch breaks at the bookies down the road from his school in Sheffield...
article "The UK gambling regulator has an unacceptably weak understanding of gambling harm" (6/29/2020)
(UK) -- According to the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the Gambling Commission it...
article Vulnerable problem gamblers are being failed by a toothless, weak and out-of-date regulator, scathing report warns (6/28/2020)
(UK) -- Vulnerable gamblers are being failed by a toothless, weak and behind-the-times industry regulator, a scathing report has warned. The Gambling Commission was...
article Lawyer: Don't be surprised if APPG proposals are implemented in not too distant future (6/16/2020)
(UK) -- Despite the major impact online gambling reform recommendations would have on the UK industry, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they were implemented,...
article Influential group of MPs calls for total ban on gambling advertising (6/15/2020)
(UK) -- Gambling adverts should be banned, an influential group of more than 50 MPs and peers has concluded in a report that calls for the biggest shake-up of Britain...
article UK government backs £100m RET commitment from ‘big four’ (6/15/2020)
(UK) -- The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has launched a new era for responsible gambling as the UK’s four leading operators have pledged to spend £100 million on...
article Betting and Gaming Council commit to continue safer gambling adverts (6/5/2020)
(UK) -- Betting and Gaming Council members have pledged to ensure that 20 per cent of their television and radio adverts will be devoted to safer gambling. In April, the...
article BGC plans to “unite industry” through Safer Gambling Week 2020 (6/2/2020)
(UK) -- The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has announced that Safer Gambling Week 2020 will take place from 19th to 25th November. The six-day event, a rebrand of the...
article Report questions crime and problem gambling understanding (6/1/2020)
(UK) -- A dearth of knowledge about the links between crime and problem gambling is putting more people at risk of harm, according to a new report from the Howard League...
article Gambling addict, 29, who blew hundreds of thousands of dollars begs punters to quit (5/31/2020)
(UK) -- A young gambling addict who blew hundreds of thousands of dollars on the pokies and tried to kill himself after a binge has opened up on his long-term struggle...
article Online casino plied 25-year-old with a £400 booster just hours before he took his own life (5/26/2020)
(UK) -- A high-flying engineer killed himself hours after an online casino ‘groomed’ him with £400 in cash bonuses. Gambling addict Chris Bruney, 25,...
21 Total Articles on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article The link between loot boxes, gaming, and childhood gambling (8/3/2020)
(UK) -- At the age of 13, Jonathan Peniket begged his father to allow him to spend his pocket money on Fifa. He wanted to buy “packs” for his team, a random...
article Is your child addicted to gambling? (7/5/2020)
(UK) -- Smartphones, online gaming and shrewd marketing have led to such a shocking rise in young problem gamblers, the NHS has opened a specialist clinic solely for...
article Video game loot boxes 'are gambling and should be regulated', says House of Lords (7/2/2020)
(UK) -- Purchasing loot boxes in video games is equivalent to gambling, according to a House of Lords committee, which recommends that the controversial products be...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

United Auburn

press release The United Auburn Indian Community Supports California Problem Gambling Nonprofit Despite Current Economic Uncertainties (8/3/2020)
(California) -- The California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) thanks the United Auburn Indian Community, operators of Thunder Valley casino, for its continued...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Gambling on College Football Almost Fixed My Dysfunctional Family (7/31/2020)
(New York) -- My first mistake was feeling sorry for him. The first season my brother and I bet on college football against each other, I beat him so badly I often...
article BOOK: Poker Skills Can Make Investing Less Like Gambling (7/24/2020)
(New York) -- When “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis 1 was published in 2003, it quickly gained a big following on Wall Street. The book is ostensibly about...
article NCAA Makes Case To Senators To Ban Betting on College Sports (7/22/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A prominent athletic director warned a U.S. Senate committee panel on collegiate sports Wednesday that failure of Congress to outlaw betting on NCAA...
article Pitt AD to Senate Judiciary Committee: Gambling on college sports shouldn't be legal (7/22/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke argued in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday that gambling on college sports should be...
article 85-year-old involved in illegal sports gambling ring pleads guilty (7/6/2020)
(Illinois) -- This past February, ten people were indicted in the U.S. for their participation in an illegal sports gambling ring out of Illinois, including the mayor of...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article NFL Players Association Ups Responsible Gambling Efforts With New Education Program (7/23/2020)
(USA) -- The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has launched a new program to teach former players about the dangers of gambling addiction. An NFLPA foundation has...
1 Article on this Issue

Ilani Casino

article Casinos and lawmakers providing resources for problem gambling (7/21/2020)
(Washington) -- Though gambling can be a fun hobby for some, for others gambling addiction can lead to physical, emotional, and financial health challenges. Casinos are...
1 Article on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Gamers or gamblers? Study shows how video game habits can turn into problem gambling (7/18/2020)
(UK) -- Playing video games can seem harmless enough, and when you’re in quarantine, it may be the only thing to do. Some games offer players the ability to spend...
1 Article on this Issue

Canada Gaming

article Alberta’s gambling profit should be used to create new welfare payment, says think tank (7/16/2020)
(Alberta) -- Alberta’s more than $1.4 billion in gambling profits should be used to give the province’s poor a monthly payment, similar to welfare, says a...
article Canadians are gambling more since COVID-19 (6/9/2020)
(Canada) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has kept thousands of people isolated in their homes for extended periods of time, and according to an Ontario-based market research...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article A gambler had his betting account frozen after losing millions — then another two companies came knocking (7/8/2020)
(Australia) -- For almost four years, Gavin Fineff kept his secret from his closest friends, family and even his wife. On the surface, life seemed good for the 41-year-...
article Advocates say reopening pokies a 'missed opportunity' to address gambling addiction in South Australia (6/29/2020)
(Australia) -- The reopening of poker machines after more than three months in lockdown was a missed opportunity to tackle problem gambling in South Australia, advocates...
article OP/ED: Premier should heed the health advice on gambling just as she did for COVID (6/29/2020)
(Australia) -- When poker machines restarted on June 1, the NSW government squandered its best opportunity in decades to truly reduce gambling harm in the state. But...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Problem gambling help during COVID-19 pandemic (6/30/2020)
(Nevada) -- 8 News NOW’s Jonh Langeler speaks with Ted Hartwell from the Nevada Council On Problem Gambling on Good Day Las Vegas with issues he is seeing across...
1 Article on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article Gambling addict talks dangers of casinos reopening in Ohio (6/23/2020)
(Ohio) -- What are the odds a pandemic could help you get clean? “Now that they’ve had three months or so of reality, I’m hoping a lot of them will not...
1 Article on this Issue

Mobile Gaming

article Outrage over casino mobile phone games that 'groom children for a lifetime of gambling' (6/20/2020)
(Australia) -- Casino mobile phone games have been slammed as a tool used to 'groom children for a lifetime of gambling'. Independent MP Andrew Wilkie pushed...
1 Article on this Issue

COVID-19

article Robinhood’s New Traders Ignore Danger Signs to Bet on Stocks (6/19/2020)
(Wall Street) -- Rich hedge fund managers are talking about it. So are not-so-rich millennials. And fast-twitch gamers, and bored sports fans and -- in all likelihood...
article The 'Fun Casino' Theory Of Stocks (6/17/2020)
(Wall Street) -- After the coronavirus lockdowns, millions of millennials suddenly found themselves with ample free time and thanks to the government, extra money to...
article Captain of the Day Traders (6/15/2020)
(Wall Street) -- Seasoned investors have been puzzling at the disconnect between the fragile economy and rapidly rising stock indexes. Wall Street increasingly thinks...
article Risk of gambling addiction higher during COVID-19 (6/4/2020)
(Windsor) -- On June 1, the Gambling Research Exchange (GREO) released polling data showing that governments should be alarmed by the effect quarantine is having on...
press release Florida’s 888-ADMIT-IT Problem Gambling HelpLine Data Reveals Callers in Crisis Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (5/26/2020)
(Florida) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape life as we had once known it, closures of traditional brick-and-mortar gambling facilities coupled with social...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article Rhode Island man suing to stop sports gambling loses - again (6/4/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- Some people feel the need to make themselves relevant, even when they’re not. Daniel Harrop, a Rhode Island resident and psychiatrist with a past...
1 Article on this Issue

Playtech

article Playtech boosts responsible gambling donation following customer suicide (5/28/2020)
(UK) -- UK-listed gambling operator Playtech has dug into its wallet to demonstrate its remorse over the suicide of a young customer of its online gambling sites. On...
1 Article on this Issue

Singapore Gaming

article Problem gambling pushed underground amid Covid-19 circuit breaker (5/27/2020)
(Singapore) -- With nowhere to go given the Covid-19 circuit breaker, most residents in the quiet Boon Lay neighbourhood had settled in for the night. But one resident...
1 Article on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article Mother who left 4-year-old alone at casino hotel says she’s addressing gambling addiction (5/26/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- A New Jersey mother who left her 4-year-old daughter alone in a hotel room so she could gamble at the Wind Creek Bethlehem Casino said she’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article How a high-flying gambling addict scammed more than $780k out of men she met on Tinder and put it ALL through the pokies (7/30/2020)
(UK) -- A VIP gambler who conned two men she met on Tinder out of more than $780,000 claimed she would buy a blueberry farm with the cash.
article Pauline Frommer: If Casinos Go Touchless, More People May Suffer (7/28/2020)
(USA) -- Like many people who work in the travel industry, I start my day looking at the daily stories sent out by Travel Weekly, a top source for news. Today's...
article State integrates substance use, problem gambling hotlines (7/27/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- The Department of Public Health is integrating its hotlines that provide assistance and resources to people dealing with substance use issues and...
article Developers allegedly bribed an L.A. councilman. What happens to their building plans? (7/27/2020)
(California) -- Federal officials have charged Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar in an ongoing pay-to-play probe, accusing him of running a criminal enterprise...
article Louisiana compulsive gambling association co-founder Reece Middleton dies (7/26/2020)
(Louisiana) -- A leader in the field of gambling addition recovery has died. Reece Middleton, co-founder and retired executive director of the Louisiana Association on...
article Disgraced Ex-LA City Councilman Mitch Englander Pleads Guilty To Corruption Charges (7/7/2020)
(California) -- Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander plead guilty Tuesday to federal charges for his role in an ongoing “pay-to-play” scheme in...
article England hero Peter Shilton opens up on gambling addiction which ‘ruled his life’ (7/6/2020)
(UK) -- Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton has lifted the lid on his battle with a gambling addiction in an emotional appearance on the One Show with his wife...
press release ‘This is addicting’: How the new retail investor mania is changing the stock market game (7/6/2020)
(Wall Street) -- For the past five months, Jayden Smit has been working two jobs. In the evenings, the Prince Edward County, Ont., teen works part time at a grocery...
article Former Indian Trevor Crowe charged with lying on his taxes involving gambling business (7/3/2020)
(Arizona) -- Former Indians outfielder Trevor Crowe was charged Thursday with failing to report income gained from an illegal gambling business. Crowe was accused in U.S...
article Camas Hotel manager charged with first-degree arson (6/25/2020)
(Washington) -- A man who claimed to be the owner of the historic Camas Hotel in downtown Camas is facing first-degree arson charges this week after allegedly setting...
article Nationwide Study of Professional Athletes’ Relationships with Problem Gambling in Development by Cambridge Health Alliance (6/23/2020)
(UK) -- The Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, is collaborating with EPIC Risk Management, a gambling harm...
article Door could be open for Craig Carton’s return to WFAN following prison sentence (6/16/2020)
(New York) -- Who says you can’t go home? WFAN’s Chris Oliviero told Newsday’s Neil Best that Craig Carton could return to the airwaves once the...
article Jailed knife-wielding Gillingham casino robber had become "slave to gambling" (5/7/2020)
(UK) -- A robber who held a knife to casino staff members' throats and stole more than £11,000 had become a "slave to gambling", a court has heard....
article BU offers Gambling Addictions Certification for Professionals (4/29/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Bellevue University is offering a new option for professionals counseling those with gambling addiction. A three-course, eight-week package will allow...
article Locked Down With A Stimulus Check And Online Casinos, Gambling Addicts Face A 'Perfect Storm' (4/25/2020)
(USA) -- Bob* only ever had to travel four miles to go to the casino. When the coronavirus pandemic shut it down, his gambling got even closer to home. Before March 13,...
article Women gamblers seek time away from stressful family life and domestic violence (4/18/2020)
(New Zealand) -- At the height of Brenda McQuillan's gambling addiction, the only way to keep guilt at bay was to keep pushing money into the pokies. "But as...
article ‘Gambling addiction led to triple murder’ (4/8/2020)
(Bangladesh) -- The Detective Branch (DB) of police yesterday claimed to have arrested the former Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) official for...
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...

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