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Gambling Addiction

Sports Betting

article Local man talks about his past gambling addiction, says NCAA tournament may impact others (3/21/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The NCAA tournament is about to begin. While many enjoy the competition, for others it's a battle against gambling addiction. Gundersen Health System...
article March Madness might be a trigger for problem gamblers (3/18/2019)
(Louisiana) -- About 3 out of 100 people have a gambling problem according to the Louisiana Association of Compulsive Gambling, also known as LACG. Last March, a...
article National Council On Problem Gambling: States Have Done ‘Poorly’ On Building Sports Betting Laws (3/4/2019)
(USA) -- Betting on Sports America is coming April 23-25 to the New York City area. The conference will bring together people from across the sports betting industry to...
article Legal gambling on the Super Bowl: Watching out for signs of addiction (1/27/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The Super Bowl next Sunday is expected to be a super bonanza for Garden State betting establishments. “This year we’re particularly concerned...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article Ohio Gambling Helpline Expects March Madness Spike (3/20/2019)
(Ohio) -- The state agency that oversees gambling addiction services in Ohio is expecting a spike in calls to the state's problem gambling helpline this month....
1 Article on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article Two large studies have found a link between loot box spending and problem gambling (3/19/2019)
(UK) -- Many popular games allow people to pay a small fee to obtain a “loot box” containing random selections of virtual in-game items. New research has...
1 Article on this Issue

MGM Springfield

article 6 Months After Springfield Casino Opens, Gambling Addiction Services Roll Out Slowly (3/18/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Half a year since the opening of the MGM casino in Springfield, some mental health counselors are seeing an uptick in gambling among clients — though...
article 6 Months After Casino Opens, Gambling Addiction Services Roll Out... Slowly (3/11/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Half a year since the opening of the MGM casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, some mental health counselors are seeing an uptick in gambling among...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mental Health

article 20% of gamblers attempt suicide — why don't we take the addiction more seriously? (3/15/2019)
(USA) -- The smell is the first assault even though the triggers for sensory overload occur concurrently. That is by design. As the fog of cigarette smoke invades your...
article Problem gamblers at 15 times higher risk of suicide, study finds (3/12/2019)
(UK) -- People with a gambling problem are 15 times more likely to take their own life, according to the largest study of its kind, prompting calls for swifter action by...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Coming to grips with problem gamblers (3/15/2019)
(Nevada) -- A gambling court has been established in Nevada. That’s new, but it’s an idea that obviously could have happened many moons ago. The...
article New Clark County gambling court gets national attention for dealing with addiction (2/20/2019)
(Nevada) -- The allure and thrill of Las Vegas is known around the world but rush of gambling for some is powerful and it can become destructive, criminal and even...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Push for legal sports betting in Connecticut raises thorny questions about gambling addiction (3/14/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Before Adam Osmond was an addict whose life had been upended by gambling, he was just a guy buying a scratch ticket. At the time, Osmond owned a gas...
article CT gambling debate: Former police chief warns of gaming risks (3/12/2019)
(Connecticut) -- When former Capitol Police Chief Bill Morgan began buying lottery scratch tickets every day, he knew he had a gambling problem. When he went to the...
article The Lure Of Luck: How Gambling Can Turn Addictive For Southeast Asian Refugees (2/8/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Quyen Truong still gets a cozy feeling when she sees a hand of cards. It reminds her of family and traditions as a refugee from Vietnam who arrived in...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

British Columbia Gaming

article B.C. casinos could use loyalty programs to target problem gamblers (3/13/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A conference on problem gambling will also hear Thursday about the challenges for casinos with players intoxicated by cannabis. And it heard on...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Macau reports lowest gambling problem numbers ever (3/13/2019)
(Macau) -- In a city that is specialized towards casino entertainment, a close eye has to be kept on problem gambling amongst the citizenry. Pleasantly for Macau, 2018...
1 Article on this Issue

Arizona Gaming

article Arizona offers first grant to prevent teen gambling addiction (3/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- Teen gambling is a growing problem in Arizona according to the Arizona Department of Gaming, and for the first time, it's providing grant money to...
article New AZ Problem Gambling Prevention Grant Program (3/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- Officials with the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) Division of Problem Gambling (DPG) announced today a new Problem Gambling Prevention Grant Program to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Why cryptocurrency trading appeals to problem gamblers (3/11/2019)
(New Jersey) -- There appears to be a link between frequently trading cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and problem gambling. In the first of study of its kind, researchers...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Audit recommends improved assessment of problem gambling services (3/10/2019)
(New York) -- The state agency responsible for dealing with problem gambling could do more to learn where the problems are, especially since four casinos have opened in...
article Pointing out a lack of problem gambling programs in Niagara County (2/16/2019)
(New York) -- The first time Mary walked into the technicolor light of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino's smoke-filled main floor she hit the slots and won a...
article Another New York Official Joins Call for Study on Problem Gambling (2/10/2019)
(New York) -- The New York State Comptroller is the latest official to call for a comprehensive study on problem gambling in the Empire State.
article Gambling addiction: New York has not assessed needs since 2006, audit finds (2/9/2019)
(New York) -- It's been more than a decade since New York has assessed its gambling addiction treatment programs despite an increased presence of casinos throughout...
article OP/ED: When does gambling turn from harmless entertainment to a problem? (2/9/2019)
(New York) -- When describing gambling, what’s the first thing people think of? Many people consider it a form of entertainment and a social activity among friends...
article Gambling addiction: New York has not assessed needs since 2006, audit finds (2/8/2019)
(New York) -- It's been more than a decade since New York has assessed its gambling addiction treatment programs despite an increased presence of casinos throughout...
article Foss: State ill prepared to address problem gambling (2/6/2019)
(New York) -- Does the state have enough treatment programs for problem gamblers? Does it know how many problem gamblers there are in New York, or whether their ranks...
article Rockland bettors lured by Jersey's legal sports gambling (1/24/2019)
(New York) -- Ten years ago, Mara Mendicino had four or five problem-gambling clients at Lexington Center for Recovery in Airmont. Today, she has more than 20. Legal...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Japan to Start Using Facial Recognition to Stop Addicts Gambling (3/8/2019)
(Japan) -- The Japanese government is looking into asking operators of pachinko parlors and horse tracks to start using facial recognition technology.
article Japanese Gov’t Plan Outlines Use of Facial Recognition to Fight Gambling Addiction (3/8/2019)
(Japan) -- The Japanese government has formally announced a plan this week to fight gambling addiction that include the use of biometric technology.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Ontario Gaming

article Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) Recognized For The Best Responsible Gambling Program In The World (3/8/2019)
(Ontario) -- OLG has been honored with the 2018 Best Overall Responsible Gambling Program award by the World Lottery Association. Suffice to mention that the corporation...
1 Article on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article OP/ED: Gambling damages Oklahomans (3/7/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The big myth about gambling in Oklahoma is that it enhances “economic development.” Any gains for local economies are heavily offset by the...
1 Article on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article Conference To Examine Link Between Problem Gambling, Opioid Use Disorders (3/6/2019)
(Maine) -- A conference in one of Maine's biggest cities will look at the link between problem gambling and the opioid crisis. The conference is set for Wednesday in...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Illinois Website Offers Help For Gambling Addictions (3/5/2019)
(Illinois) -- Illinois is launching a new state website aimed at helping people affected by gambling addictions. The Illinois Department of Human Services announced the...
article LETTER: Illinois lawmakers should reject internet and sports gambling (3/3/2019)
(Illinois) -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants the Legislature to immediately legalize internet and sports gambling. The last time legislators moved quickly to pass a massive...
article Editorial: If Illinois is expanding gambling, more services for addicts needed (3/2/2019)
(Illinois) -- When it comes to gambling, the state of Illinois has done all it can to put temptation within reach of its citizens by allowing video gambling machines in...
article How has the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’ affected Illinois? The state hasn’t bothered to check. (2/27/2019)
(Illinois) -- Orville Dash sits in a recliner with a clipboard. Tall and broad-shouldered, with wispy white hair where a pompadour once rose, the former statistical...
article Will increase in game options result in more gambling addiction? (2/23/2019)
(Illinois) -- Orville Dash sits in a recliner with a clipboard. Tall and broad-shouldered, with wispy white hair where a pompadour once rose, the former statistical...
article How Illinois bet on video gambling and lost (2/22/2019)
(Illinois) -- With the last streaks of daylight fading on a mild October evening, the cars pulled up in waves at Piero’s Italian Cuisine, an old-school Las Vegas...
article How Has The 'Crack Cocaine Of Gambling' Affected Illinois? The State Hasn’t Bothered To Check. (2/21/2019)
(Illinois) -- Orville Dash sits in a recliner with a clipboard. Tall and broad-shouldered, with wispy white hair where a pompadour once rose, the former statistical...
article How Illinois is failing people addicted to ‘the crack cocaine of gambling’ (2/20/2019)
(Illinois) -- Since video gambling went live in 2012, more than 30,000 video slot and poker machines have been installed in the state and gamblers have lost more than $5...
article Illinois has done little to address addiction 6½ years into legal video gambling (2/20/2019)
(Illinois) -- Orville Dash sits on a recliner with his clipboard. Tall and broad-shouldered, with wispy white hair where a pompadour once rose, the former statistical...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Rutgers professor gives expert opinion on legalized gambling in NJ (3/3/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Legalized gambling could increase its prevalence amongst those who are underaged, said Lia Nower, director of the Center for Gambling Studies, co-...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Gambling Awareness Month marked (3/3/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jen Smith was joined in Strawberry Square by individuals in recovery, stakeholders, advocates, and community...
1 Article on this Issue

PASPA Decision

article Addiction Recovery Expert Talks Sports Betting Addiction Post-PASPA (3/1/2019)
(USA) -- While the vast majority of people enjoy gambling without falling into addiction, the prevalence rate for persons who veer into pathological gambling and...
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article 'I wanted to be caught': Inside the reality of pokies addiction (2/23/2019)
(Australia) -- One woman speaks of the loss of her son to suicide, another of how her daughter visited her each weekend during her prison sentence. A man explains how...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Niagara

article EDITORIAL: Gambling addiction services are a no-brainer for Niagara County (2/20/2019)
(New York) -- There seems to always be an awful lot of talk about the benefits afforded to communities like Niagara Falls and Niagara County for playing host to a casino...
1 Article on this Issue

North Dakota Gaming

article Head of North Dakota gambling addiction program seeks funding as lawmakers consider sports betting (1/28/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The head of a state-funded gambling addiction program implored North Dakota lawmakers to set aside money for treatment and prevention if they follow a...
article Testimony: Sports betting must have problem gambling fund (1/28/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The Legislature should be prepared to set aside money to treat problems that will result from legalizing sports betting in the state, lawmakers were...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wire Act

article KINDT: DOJ opinion will help protect kids from dangers of online gambling (1/23/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Shocking a gambling establishment working to place 24/7 gambling on every cell phone and video game, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Jan. 14...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Another way to increase the transparency of gambling games (3/21/2019)
(Internet) -- The gambling game on EOS called TrustDice has just added a new feature — Player Profile. What is that? Transparency? Yes and yes. You can check your...
article Father sells his daughter to pay off gambling debts (3/21/2019)
(China) -- A father has been arrested for selling his toddler daughter in order to settle a £6,800 gambling debt. The man, known only by his surname of Jiang, is...
article Wife spent $1.5 million on slot machines, divorce case hears (3/20/2019)
(Vancouver) -- A Surrey man doesn’t believe his wife took up to $1.5 million from family companies to play slot machines for stress relief. But a BC Supreme Court judge...
article Website offers tools to help Oregonians with gambling issues (3/17/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Problem Gambling Resource website has undergone a remodel to help connect those who may have gambling problems with services and resources to help...
article Paul Merson's ex-wife admits 'barely noticing he lost £7million with gambling addiction' (3/16/2019)
(UK) -- The former wife of Paul Merson, childhood sweetheart Lorraine Costin, has claimed how she scarcely noticed him blow £7million on drink, drugs and gambling...
article Vancouver Problem Gambling Conference Points to AI as Solution (3/14/2019)
(British Columbia) -- At the ongoing “New Horizons in Responsible Gaming Conference”, experts are highlighting the potential of artificial intelligence to prevent the...
article Swindon couple call for tighter gambling laws after son's suicide (3/11/2019)
(UK) -- The betting industry must take more responsibility for the impact gambling can have, say the parents of an addict who took his own life. Joshua Jones was...
article Gambling research shows rapid increases in sport related gambling advertising since 2013 - 2014 (3/11/2019)
(UK) -- A survey led by a University of Warwick psychology researcher of gambling advertising research since 2014 shows a shows rapid increases in amount and potential...
article When does gambling turn from harmless entertainment to problem?  (3/8/2019)
(New York) -- When describing gambling, what’s the first thing people think of? Many people consider it a form of entertainment and a social activity among friends and...
press release ICE London plays a vital role in helping to drive social responsibility debate, states Gordon Moody Association (3/8/2019)
(UK) -- Rob Mabbett, Gambling Therapy Manager with leading charity the Gordon Moody Association, has praised the Consumer Protection Zone (CPZ) at ICE London,...
article Britain’s Gambling Industry Pledges Commitment to Responsible Gambling Week 2019 (3/7/2019)
(UK) -- After the success of the Responsible Gambling Week in 2018, another is scheduled to take place this year between 7th and 13th of November and major British...
article Mother facing jail for gambling away £100,000 raised to treat her cancer-hit son, six, who died in January was only trying to win more money to help him, family claim (3/5/2019)
(UK) -- The family of mother who stole £100,000 raised to treat her cancer-hit son to fund her gambling habit have defend her actions. Stacey Worsley, 32, the...
article Problem Gambling Awareness Month announced by Arkansas lottery (3/2/2019)
(Arkansas) -- March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) wants to remind players to play responsibly. “We are dedicating...
article Gambling addict with brain injury spent £210,000 (2/23/2019)
(UK) -- At 23, George - not his real name - had everything to look forward to. But an unprovoked attack outside a nightclub left him in a coma with a life-changing...
article Guest Essay: When gambling turns from fun to devastation (2/23/2019)
(New York) -- When does gambling turn from harmless entertainment to problem? When describing gambling, what’s the first thing people think of? Many people consider it a...
article UK’s Biggest Problem Gambling Campaign Gets Underway (2/22/2019)
(UK) -- A massive campaign aimed at tackling gambling addiction in the UK has just been launched. This comes about after a government review into the gambling industry...
article 90 Percent of Casino Patrons Play Responsibly, Says AGA Report (2/18/2019)
(USA) -- Ninety-percent of the visitors to America’s casinos game responsibly; a statistic that runs concurrently with the rise to an all-time high of the acceptance of...
article PayPal Faces Criticism for Allowing Problem Gamblers to Circumvent Bank Limits (2/18/2019)
(UK) -- PayPal is facing accusations of providing problem gamblers with the chance to spend up to £150,000 on a daily basis – a practice which has raised...
article Problem gamblers are using PayPal to spend up to £150,000 a day (2/17/2019)
(UK) -- PayPal has been accused of letting problem gamblers spend up to £150,000 a day, prompting concerns that addicts are using the online payment system to...
article A casino on Southeast Side likely to profit off addiction and racial segregation (2/14/2019)
(Illinois) -- Surprisingly little has been written or said in opposition to the proposed casino that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. J. B. Pritzker are supporting for the...

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