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Gambling Addiction

Australia Gaming

article Three charts on: Australia’s addiction to poker machines (6/26/2017)
(Australia) -- Australia has more poker machines per person than any country in the world, excluding casino-tourism destinations like Macau and Monaco. It has nearly 200...
article Success of Tasmanian problem gambling programs can't be judged, auditor-general finds (6/22/2017)
(Tasmania) -- Tasmania's auditor-general has been unable to judge if the state's problem gambling programs are working. A performance audit has examined how...
article Ballarat gets state-first anti-gambling program (5/14/2017)
(Australia) -- A state-first program to curb problem gambling in the workplace will launch next week. The pilot, run by Child and Family Services Ballarat, will provide...
article Territorians gambling less, but pokies still a problem (5/12/2017)
(Australia) -- TERRITORIANS are gambling less across the board but problem gamblers continue to get sucked in by poker machines, a snapshot of our gambling habits has...
article Proposed program could detect ‘risky’ online gambling (4/29/2017)
(Australia) -- The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation wants researchers to put forward proposals for algorithms that could identify when individual punters are...
article Australian Government OKs National Problem Gambling Framework (4/27/2017)
(Australia) -- Australian officials have approved the introduction of a new national problem gambling framework as part of an ongoing clampdown on online gambling, local...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Proposed Entry Fee at Philippines Casinos Would Suppress Gaming Revenue, PAGCOR Says (6/24/2017)
(Philippines) -- Casinos in the Philippines might soon begin charging guests PHP3,000 ($61) to enter, as one lawmaker believes an admission fee would help fight problem...
article Philippines Cracks Down on Problem Gamblers in Wake of Casino Rampage (6/17/2017)
(Philippines) -- Philippine gaming authorities had alerted all casinos in the country not to allow Jessie Javier Carlos on their properties, just two months before he...
article PCSO is gaming, not gambling – Balutan (6/15/2017)
(Philippines) -- THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) reiterated its commitment to responsible gaming to ensure people are protected from the adverse...
article 406 gambling addicts banned from PH casinos (6/15/2017)
(Philippines) -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation has banned hundreds of gambling addicts from casinos all over the country to promote responsible gaming.
article Koko urges PAGCOR, casinos: Help gambling addicts (6/4/2017)
(Philippines) -- Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Sunday said the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and gaming centers...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article 'They should protect the people': Gambling addict voices qualms as state weighs gaming expansion (6/23/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- At the same time Pennsylvania legislators are considering an historic expansion of gambling, Mark Emmett is telling a cautionary tale. It is a story he...
article Pat Howard: Pa. House seeks to deepen state’s gambling addiction (6/22/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Legalized gambling — any gambling really — comes with the specter of people who will become addicted or at least form habits more costly...
article Editorial: Gambling findings deceiving (5/4/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s director of compulsive and problem gambling — Elizabeth Lanza — says “gambling...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article COOPER: Gambling And Sport: "It's An Insidious Addiction" (6/22/2017)
(UK) -- The Football Association has announced it will end all sponsorship arrangements with betting companies. Is this the start of the separation between sport and...
article Horner must receive support for gambling problem, urges Foran (5/12/2017)
(UK) -- Caley Thistle manager Richie Foran has called for midfielder Lewis Horner to be helped rather than punished after being cited by the Scottish FA for betting on...
article England footballer bet on his own transfer in stark example of gambling epidemic gripping the game (5/7/2017)
(UK) -- Football stars are blowing ­millions of pounds on gambling after being wooed by bookies promising a host of freebies and glamour invites, an insider has...
article Joey Barton banned for 18 months over gambling (4/27/2017)
(UK) -- Joey Barton has been suspended from all football activity for 18 months after admitting a misconduct charge relating to betting, the Football Association has...
article Joey Barton: Burnley midfielder says he is addicted to gambling after FA ban (4/27/2017)
(UK) -- Joey Barton has said he is addicted to gambling and criticised the Football Association for what he says is a "dependence on betting companies".
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Japan considers limiting casino visits to fight gambling addiction (6/20/2017)
(Japan) -- The Japanese government plans to limit the number of times Japanese visitors and others can enter casinos by requiring them to show their My Number...
article With casinos on horizon, bill to curb gambling addiction draws skepticism (6/12/2017)
(Japan) -- A childhood New Year’s holiday spent playing cards with his family planted the seeds of a gambling compulsion that ravaged decades of one man’s...
article Japan’s gambling addiction bill could be shelved until fall or winter (6/12/2017)
(Japan) -- Set to close at the month’s end, Japan’s Ordinary Diet Session has made no significant legislative progress on preparing for integrated resorts (...
article Japan’s forgotten gambling addicts stand in way of first casino (6/11/2017)
(Japan) -- A childhood New Year’s holiday spent playing cards with his family planted the seeds of a gambling compulsion that ravaged decades of one man’s...
article Japan Casino Bill Expected to Implement Stringent Safeguards to Combat Problem Gambling (6/10/2017)
(Japan) -- The Japan casino law currently being drafted in the nation’s legislative body is rumored to be focusing on the best ways to prevent potential problem...
article Japan’s gambling addiction bill faces tight deadline (6/8/2017)
(Japan) -- A bill to counter gambling addiction in Japan might prove hard to pass during the current parliamentary session due to time constraints, according to...
article Gambling Addiction Can No Longer Be Ignored in Japan's Casino Push (6/7/2017)
(Japan) -- A childhood New Year’s holiday spent playing cards with his family planted the seeds of a gambling compulsion that ravaged decades of one man’s...
article Government crafts way to ban gambling addicts from casinos, pachinko parlors (5/14/2017)
(Japan) -- The government and the ruling parties plan to propose a system that would allow pachinko parlors and other gambling facilities to ban “serious”...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Regulators reviewing rules for self gambling bans as law is about to change (6/19/2017)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is reviewing the way lifetime gambling bans are handled as a major change in the law approaches. Commission administrator...
1 Article on this Issue

Poker

article Minnesota Man Gets 12.5 Years In Prison For Slaying Over Bar Poker Game With $0 Buy-In (6/17/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A bar poker game gone horribly wrong has resulted in a prison sentence of 12.5 years for one Minnesota man. According to a report from ABC Newspapers, 45-...
1 Article on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Our view: State should focus on cutting risk for problem gamblers (6/16/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- It sounds like a little thing. Maybe even a little silly. A proposal in the New Jersey Legislature would allow betting at racetracks on horse races...
article Our view: Self-exclusion list sometimes delivers pain for problem gamblers’ gain (5/29/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- To people who don’t have a gambling problem, having to forfeit a big win because of that problem must seem like an additional, ironic misfortune...
article Self-banned gambler must forfeit $15K in online winnings (5/18/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- A gambler who voluntarily put their name on a state gambling ban list must forfeit more than $15,500 in online winnings. The gambler, identified only...
article Self-excluded gambler has to forfeit $15,527 in Internet winnings (5/17/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- The state Division of Gaming Enforcement ordered a gambler on a self-exclusion list to give up $15,527 in Internet winnings. The winnings are...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Arkansas Gaming

article No state money for gambling addiction in Arkansas (6/15/2017)
(Arkansas) -- It does not say under the "Play Responsibly" tab on the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's website that Arkansas is one of only six states...
1 Article on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Nearly 13,000 gamblers enroll in addiction prevention effort (6/14/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Nearly 13,000 gamblers have signed up for a unique gambling addiction prevention effort being tested at Massachusetts’ first casino. According...
article WARNER: Fighting addiction is new frontier of online gambling (5/11/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts looks poised to enter a new gambling frontier. First, we had the Lottery that allowed people to gamble at their corner store, and then...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Online Gaming

article Cyber gambling fears - Updated law needed to deal with illegal online betting (6/10/2017)
(Jamaica) -- With the explosion in the digital world in recent years, the local entity tasked with preventing illegal gambling, the Betting Gaming and Lotteries...
1 Article on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article Md. Delegate to Propose Stronger Voluntary Casino Ban for Gambling Addicts (6/7/2017)
(Maryland) -- The Maryland State Legislature is expected to consider changes to a state program to keep problem gamblers out of casinos. Del. Nick Mosby (D-Baltimore)...
1 Article on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Casino Backers Must Aid Problem Gamblers (6/4/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut may be poised to enter a new gambling frontier, one that requires better safeguards for the state's most vulnerable populations.
1 Article on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Problem gambling not so uncommon in New Jersey (5/31/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Living in a state with seven casinos and the ability to wager online may be convenient for those who get the gambling itch every once in a while. But the...
press release Gambling Rampant in New Jersey, Rutgers Study Shows (5/26/2017)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey continues to double-down on gambling — revenues are up, sports-betting is likely and nearly 70 percent of adults gambled last year.
article With gambling now everywhere, addiction rate triples, Rutgers finds (5/26/2017)
(New Jersey) -- The first large-scale survey since New Jersey legalized online gambling in 2013 shows the percentage of residents considered to have a "gambling...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Missouri Gaming

article State's gaming exclusion lists operating well (5/25/2017)
(Missouri) -- Two separate lists, intended to prevent would-be gamers from entering casino floors, are functioning as designed by state officials. A random check of...
1 Article on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article Number of Ohioans seeking treatment for gambling addictions increasing (5/21/2017)
(Ohio) -- Gambling addictions are becoming more of a problem in Ohio, state reports suggest, with the number of people being treated rising 11 percent in the past two...
article Ohio highly ranked on list of the most gambling-addicted states (5/19/2017)
(Ohio) -- WalletHub, a personal-finance website, compared all 50 states in two categories: “Gambling-Friendliness” and “Gambling Problem &...
article More Ohioans getting treated for gambling addiction (5/4/2017)
(Ohio) -- An increase in the number of Ohioans treated for gambling addiction in the past two years is attributed not only to the effects of casino legalization but to...
article Ohio sees uptick in people treated or diagnosed for gambling addiction (5/1/2017)
(Ohio) -- The number of Ohioans treated for gambling addiction is on the rise but state officials say casino legalization is not the sole cause. People treated or...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article From gaming to gambling: the rising risk of esports (5/13/2017)
(UK) -- For years parents have been concerned about the amount of time their children spend playing video games but there’s more to worry about now than their...
1 Article on this Issue

Mississippi Gaming

article Gambling in Mississippi: State in Top 5 for Addiction, First for Related Arrests (4/28/2017)
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi sees the most gambling-related arrests and is in the top five states in the country for gambling addiction, a recent study from WalletHub...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Nevada edges South Dakota as ‘most addicted’ gambling state (4/25/2017)
(Nevada) -- Nevada remains America’s ‘most addicted’ gambling state, according to the latest study from financial fitness firm Wallethub. Tuesday saw...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Center adds two gambling addiction counselors (6/26/2017)
(Florida) -- In order to help more clients, the Huntington Comprehensive Treatment Center has added the expertise of two gambling addiction counselors to the resources...
article 'Lack of support' for gambling addicts in Wales (6/21/2017)
(UK) -- Gambling addiction is "not taken seriously" in Wales with a lack of support for addicts, it has been claimed. A conference in Cardiff brings together...
article Gambling addict warns of 'a constant spiral' at conference (6/21/2017)
(UK) -- A woman has spoken of her gambling addiction as a Cardiff conference takes place looking at this issue. The Excessive Gambling event brings together specialists...
article Gambling addict: 'No rehab for me because I'm a woman' (6/21/2017)
(UK) -- Prison, homelessness and no money to buy food, Sarah Grant has been in dire straits. "My relationships were a mess, my job was a mess." It is a story of...
article UK casinos set to come together to tackle problem gambling in Scotland (6/21/2017)
(UK) -- According to BBC reports, it seems that a number of UK casino operators are getting ready to tackle the issue of problem gambling in Scotland. Namely, the...
article No state money for gambling addiction in Arkansas (6/17/2017)
(Arkansas) -- It does not say under the "Play Responsibly" tab on the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's website that Arkansas is one of only six states...
article Virtual Reality Is Curing Gambling Addiction (6/17/2017)
(Internet) -- Virtual reality is experiencing a period of rejuvenation as advances in technology have allowed developers to maximise its potential. This has seen it...
article Barman stole Monkton Swifts money to play gambling machines (6/17/2017)
(UK) -- A barman who ‘swiftly’ stole over £500 in cash from a football clubhouse in Monkton where he worked, so he could play on the gambling machines...
article Oklahoma union embezzler with gambling problem gets probation (6/17/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- An admitted embezzler had attempted suicide in hopes her life insurance policy would pay back what she stole, a judge revealed during a sentencing Friday...
article Community gambling campaign in Inverness a first (6/16/2017)
(Scotland) -- An area of Inverness has been the focus of a responsible gambling campaign. The Association of British Bookmakers in Scotland, which is funding the...
article Children as young as 11 years gambling in North East Lincolnshire (6/16/2017)
(UK) -- Children as young as 11 in the Grimsby area are starting their gambling careers online. And North East Lincolnshire has one of the highest number of gambling...
article Statewide teen program tackles gambling addiction (6/12/2017)
(California) -- For ten years, coordinators of an after-school anti-gambling program have been growing the number of students they reach in an effort to stop problem...
article OP/ED: Letter: Explore negative effects of gambling (6/11/2017)
(Iowa) -- I wonder if anyone on the Quad-City Times editorial staff noticed the ironic juxtaposition of two stories in last week’s and this week’s editions....
article Gold Coasters are set to break the $30 million mark in losses toted up to the region’s poker machines (6/10/2017)
(Australia) -- Its the record that the Gold Coast should be ashamed of. Coast punters are on track to break the $30 million mark in poker machine losses in a single...
article Charges: Gambling Manager At Fridley Legion Stole $20K For Gambling Addiction (6/8/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A 64-year-old Fridley man is accused of stealing money from an American Legion to help fund his gambling addiction, according to charges filed in Anoka...
article UK online gambling sites preview new self-exclusion scheme (6/4/2017)
(UK) -- UK-facing online gambling operators have unveiled the name of their new national online self-exclusion scheme to better protect vulnerable gamblers who have...
article Male, female problem gamblers react differently to stress (6/4/2017)
(Australia) -- Problem gamblers display gender-distinct behavioral indicators in their reactions to gambling-related stress, according to the results of a new survey.
article Gambling addiction: How a Canberra university professor lost $230,000 on the pokies (6/4/2017)
(Australia) -- She may not look like it, but Laurie Brown is a poker machine addict. Professor Brown, a successful University of Canberra academic, lost hundreds of...
article Resorts World gunman a ‘gambling addict, a big cockfight bettor’ (6/4/2017)
(Philippines) -- Jessie Javier Carlos, the gunman in the recent attack at the Resorts World Manila, was also a big player in cockfighting in Tanauan City in Batangas...
article UK releases a self-exclusion program (6/2/2017)
(UK) -- National authorities have announced that the government is offering a new program to help and prevent gambling problem in the UK casino and betting market. The...

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