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Gambling Addiction

Video Gaming

article MPs to investigate links between video games and gambling (12/11/2018)
(UK) -- A House of Commons committee has announced plans to investigate the growth of “immersive and addictive technologies”, to advise the government on how...
article Candy Crush 'leads kids to problem gambling' warns academic (11/24/2018)
(UK) -- Children should be banned from playing online games such as Candy Crush to prevent them becoming problem gamblers when they are older, a leading expert has said.
article Church of England accuses games like Fortnite of 'dubious morality' in encouraging children to gamble (10/29/2018)
(UK) -- The Church of England has accused the makers of games such as Fortnite of "dubious morality" in encouraging children to gamble. The right reverend Dr...
article Video games have a gambling problem, the intervention is overdue (9/24/2018)
(USA) -- Nowadays, the idea of simply buying a video game, owning it and playing it at your leisure seems naive and quaint. Increasingly, in-game content and rewards are...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article UMass study shows casino gambling hasn't increased addiction (12/8/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- After it was announced MGM would be opening a casino in Springfield, some worried there would be increase in gambling addictions in our area. In its...
article SEIGMA Team Releases Most Comprehensive Report on Impacts of Casinos Ever Undertaken and One-Page “Fact Sheets” (12/6/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) team has officially released the Social and Economic Impacts of Expanded...
article Study: No increase in gambling addiction with Mass. casino opening (12/6/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Researchers say the introduction of casino gambling in Massachusetts hasn't led to an increase in gambling addiction or related problems yet. The...
article UMass gambling survey shows economic gains, shifting views in Massachusetts (12/6/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- As Massachusetts gets closer to having two full casinos in operation, a study shows that, since 2015, the public has become more accepting of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Nevada launches first Gambling Treatment Diversion Court (12/8/2018)
(Nevada) -- Isn’t it ironic that Judge Cheryl Moss’ new Gambling Treatment Diversion Court meets in a courtroom with the unluckiest of numbers? Convicted...
article Clark County makes historic move by opening gambling court (11/1/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- In a historic move for the court system, Clark County now has its own special court for gambling addicts. So, instead of prison, those with non-violent...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Gambling problems higher in international students (12/5/2018)
(Australia) -- International university students are almost twice as likely to exhibit problematic gambling behaviours than domestic students, despite gambling at...
article Australia prepares for launch of national gambling framework (12/3/2018)
(Australia) -- Australia's six governments have formally committed to launching a National Consumer Protection Framework for wagering, paving the way for a number of...
article New chapter for Australian online gambling, as states commit to ‘National Framework’ mandate (12/3/2018)
(Australia) -- Australia’s six state governments have committed to the mandate of the nation’s first ‘National Consumer Protection Framework’...
article Gamblers to ban themselves under new national register scheme (11/29/2018)
(Australia) -- A national register will be set up to allow Australians trying to quit gambling to ban themselves from all betting sites and apps, as part of a wide-...
article 'Turning point': Betfair ordered to repay 'red-flag' gambler $150,000 (11/11/2018)
(Australia) -- Online gambling site Betfair Australia has been ordered to repay $150,000 to a problem gambler after failing to identify his “red-flag”...
article What Sydney Opera House feud says about Australia's gambling obsession (10/8/2018)
(Australia) -- A national debate is raging in Australia over an advertisement for a horse race being projected on the side of one of Australia's most recognized...
article Innovative local approaches to gambling harm (10/7/2018)
(Australia) -- Victoria’s inaugural Gambling Harm Awareness Week (8–14 October) was today launched by the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor...
article After a controversial 60 Minutes, other parents share harrowing reality of gaming addiction. (9/8/2018)
(Australia) -- Last week, a story on 60 Minutes caused a stir among Australian parents. The story followed Britta Hodge, a despairing mother whose sons’ gaming...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

British Columbia Gaming

article B.C.’s responsible gambling program expands to all gaming centres (11/30/2018)
(British Columbia) -- People needing help with their gambling will now have an easier way to access resources thanks to an enhanced BCLC program that was rolled out in...
article Gambling addict says B.C. government lacks will to set limits on billion-dollar industry (9/30/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Lora Bertuccio is calling out the B.C. government for falling down on a promise to help prevent severely addicted gamblers like her from spending...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Problem-gambling council supporting study of youth gambling in state (11/24/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Anticipating an upsurge in gambling, the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling is supporting a Yale professor’s study of problem gambling among...
1 Article on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article Loot box spending 'creates problem gamblers' (11/22/2018)
(UK) -- Spending within video games creates "problem gamblers" and must be better regulated, a study has found. Computer scientists from York found a strong...
article Video game loot boxes are creating underage gambling addicts – UK audit (11/21/2018)
(UK) -- An audit by the UK Gambling Commission says that pushing players to buy chance-based items in video games has lead to a startling spike in gambling addiction...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New Mexico Gaming

article 'Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico' helps recognize signs of compulsive gambling (11/19/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Going to the casino and gambling can be a lot of fun, but can also be the downfall of some people. Scientists say that gambling triggers a similar...
1 Article on this Issue

FOBTs

article Betting machine crackdown 'delay' could be scrapped, says MP (11/12/2018)
(UK) -- Carolyn Harris said MPs could make the government overturn an alleged six month delay to the plan. She said a cross-party group wants to "force the...
article Labour deputy leader branded ‘fantasist’ over FOBTs allegations (11/12/2018)
(UK) -- Tom Watson has been branded a “fantasist” after suggesting pro-gambling Tory MPs successfully lobbied the Government to delay new laws on fixed-odds...
article Tory rebellion over fixed-odds betting terminals (11/12/2018)
(UK) -- The government is facing a rebellion over when a crackdown on fixed-odds gambling machines is introduced. Ministers have promised to cut the maximum stake from...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article With sports betting legal in NJ, more gamblers losing control (11/12/2018)
(New Jersey) -- Now that sports betting has been legalized, you may have noticed the numerous ads for placing a bet. Not surprisingly, the number of people seeking help...
article OP/ED: Let’s reduce wave of NJ problem gamblers before it gets rolling (10/3/2018)
(New Jersey) -- The state was three months into its new era of legal sports gambling when the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey recently held its 36th annual...
article Gambling addiction agencies worry addiction numbers could skyrocket (9/21/2018)
(New Jersey) -- If gambling is a drug, New Jersey has become a one-stop pharmacy for gamblers to get their fix. With legalized sports betting, you now can bet online, on...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Ponca Tribe

article Homeless shelter operator concerned about new Carter Lake casino (11/11/2018)
(Iowa) -- The location of Iowa’s newest casino is raising critical concerns from the CEO of a nearby homeless shelter. Candace Gregory, who runs the Open Door Mission in...
1 Article on this Issue

Ontario Gaming

article Shorelines Casino Peterborough Opening Raises Some Questions about Problem Gambling Rates in the Region (11/9/2018)
(Ontario) -- The new Shorelines Casino Peterborough opened in the middle of October, offering 22 table games, 500 slot machines, along with a 230-seat buffet restaurant...
article Can ‘calorie labels’ on slot machines promote healthier gambling? (9/11/2018)
(Ontario) -- Two UW professors are determined to figure out the best way to educate players about the addictive properties of the games and how much money they might win...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Social Gaming

article Flashing Lights, Loud Noises in Casinos Might Encourage Problem Gambling, British Columbia University Research Suggests (11/4/2018)
(British Columbia) -- New research out of the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada suggests that all the blinking lights and dinging bell-like noises in...
article Canadian study puts social casino games under the microscope (10/29/2018)
(Ontario) -- A new study published by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Canada indicates that free gambling-themed games may be a gateway to paid...
article Canadian Study Finds Social Casino Games Are Popular Among High School Students (10/28/2018)
(Canada) -- A new study from a group of Canadian researchers has found that free social casino games are very popular with high school students, with about one in eight...
article Gambling problems among teens linked to free online games (10/24/2018)
(Canada) -- A new study found adolescents who played free social casino games were significantly more likely to play for money both online and on land, and they were...
article Nearly 1 In 8 High School Students Play Online Casino Games (10/24/2018)
(Canada) -- According to Canadian researchers, nearly 1 in 8 high school students plays social casino games and playing these games may be linked to a higher risk of...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting & Tribes

article DR. CLARK: Pueblo, lottery board are both wrong on sports betting (11/4/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The Santa Ana Pueblo opened a sports betting parlor on Oct. 16, then the state lottery board voted unanimously to offer a sports betting lottery game....
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Junket concerns has Rich Goldman eyeing further diversification (10/29/2018)
(Macau) -- Macau gaming investor Rich Goldman Holdings, formerly known as Neptune Group, says it will look for further opportunities to diversify its business interests...
article Responsible gambling expert says problem betting is falling (9/24/2018)
(Macau) -- Nearly 100 Sands China team members attended the company’s annual Advanced Responsible Gaming Ambassador training program on Thursday and Friday at...
article Macau celebrates 10 years of responsible gambling promotions (9/13/2018)
(Macau) -- The man who oversaw the implementation of Macau’s first responsible gaming model has described reaching 10 years of responsible gaming promotions as a...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article As states expand sports betting, addicts lose out (10/26/2018)
(USA) -- A growing number of publicly-funded programs face a financial crunch as U.S. states expand their gambling options to include sports betting while largely...
article Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia hosts summit on sports gambling this week (9/24/2018)
(West Virginia) -- The new option of legal sports betting in West Virginia could lead to new kinds of gambling addictions and the director of quality assurance at the...
article PURDUM: Are we doing enough to help problem gamblers? (9/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In May, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, a federal statute that limited regulated...
article Football clubs criticised for showing links to online gambling sites on junior pages of their websites (9/7/2018)
(UK) -- A Premier League team and several Football League sides are some of 15 clubs to have been criticised for placing links to online gambling sites on the junior...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Gambling addiction expert weighs in on Bristol casino concerns (10/22/2018)
(Virginia) -- A gambling addiction expert said Monday that much of the research on the relationship between mental health disorders and the proximity of a casino is...
1 Article on this Issue

Poker

article Want to learn poker? Beware the serious risk of gambling addiction (10/17/2018)
(California) -- To the editor: As the parent of a young man who was introduced to poker in high school, I feel Gerrie Schipske should have given more than a passing...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article EDITORIAL: Compulsive gambling stats should be on table (10/8/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s “game on” in Pennsylvania. Within the past 14 years, Pennsylvania lawmakers have done what few other states have even attempted...
article Pennsylvania Gaming Regulators Overturn Self-Imposed “Lifetime” Casino Ban (10/7/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gaming regulators went against the recommendation of their own experts recently, and overturned a “lifetime” voluntary casino...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Barclays Promotes Responsible Gambling with Merchant Control Feature (12/11/2018)
(UK) -- Barclays bank has launched a new type of responsible gambling feature that will allow customers to manage their spending habits by restricting deposits to online...
article Barclays Bank Offers Customers Option to Voluntarily Block Gambling Transactions (12/11/2018)
(UK) -- UK bank Barclays has become the first financial institution to offer its customers the option to “self-exclude” from gambling-related transactions.
article Barclays customers can now 'switch off' five types of problem spending and block themselves from gambling (12/11/2018)
(UK) -- Barclays has become the first high street bank to give customers the ability to 'switch off' certain areas of problem spending, such as gambling and...
article Two nuns admit embezzling school funds for Las Vegas gambling trips (12/11/2018)
(California) -- Two nuns who worked for decades at a Catholic school in California embezzled a “substantial” amount of money from tuition and other funds and...
article Tackling the issue of UK self-exclusion (12/10/2018)
(UK) -- Self-exclusion in the UK is separated into all the major segments of the gambling industry. These include bookmakers/ betting shops, casinos, bingo venues and...
article Are casinos grooming teen gamers into gamblers? Fears over children as young as ELEVEN being lured into addiction (12/9/2018)
(UK) -- Casinos and betting firms have been accused by experts of grooming teenage video gamers as the next generation of gamblers. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that...
article Nuns improperly took as much as $500,000 from Torrance Catholic school (12/9/2018)
(California) -- Two longtime nuns at St. James Catholic School in Torrance allegedly embezzled as much as $500,000 in tuition, fees and donations, perhaps spending some...
article Opposition presses for answers on MP Raj Grewal's gambling activities (12/6/2018)
(Ottawa) -- The House of Commons ethics committee has voted down a motion from opposition members to hear from the Privy Council clerk about who knew what and when...
article Why stuffing your kids' stockings with lottery tickets might not be the best idea (12/6/2018)
(Ohio) -- You're running around, grabbing last minute gifts for parents, cousins, nieces, nephews and your kids. Do you pick up a few scratch-offs to top off the...
article OP/ED: Why sports betting adverts are dangerous and why everyone agrees they need to be curbed (12/6/2018)
(UK) -- Gambling with Lives co-founder Charles Ritchie has no doubt about the impact football had on his son's life before he took his own life in November 2017.
article Gambling and the holidays: what are the odds on naughty or nice? (12/4/2018)
(Oregon) -- When people think about gambling, they usually are not thinking about youth gambling, yet studies show that some of the highest rates of problematic gambling...
article BLOG: This holiday season, beware of lights and music that lure you into shopping (12/4/2018)
(Worldwide) -- Don’t get too distracted by the flashing lights when making a big decision. Gambling and shopping have a lot in common. They stimulate dopamine...
article 'I came off at half-time, sat in the toilets and put £500 on us to lose the game' (12/1/2018)
(UK) -- Scott Davies knew the game was up when his then manager, Brendan Rodgers, demanded to speak to his dentist on the phone. Having just broken into the Reading...
article ‘Too many lives have been destroyed’ - the dangers of online gambling (12/1/2018)
(UK) -- By touching a phone screen, or pushing a button from the comfort of a living room, what started as a bet can today easily spiral into a gambling addiction. And...
article Questions about Raj Grewal’s gambling activities deepen (12/1/2018)
(Ottawa) -- A Conservative Senator says a retired RCMP officer told him and an assistant 18 months ago that former Liberal MP Raj Grewal’s gambling activities were...
article Trudeau didn’t find out about Raj Grewal’s gambling until last week (12/1/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he didn’t learn about Raj Grewal’s gambling issues until Wednesday of last week.
article Brampton MP Raj Grewal rethinking decision to resign, says he repaid gambling debts (11/30/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Brampton East MP Raj Grewal said Friday night that he might not actually resign seat, despite admitting to a gambling addiction that drove him to borrow...
article Nonprofit helps Asian American students avoid gambling habit (11/27/2018)
(California) -- Labyrinthine layouts force guests to walk past card tables and slot machines in search of well-concealed restrooms and exits, said Wong, an intern at the...
article Gambling addiction made MP Grewal quit: Trudeau’s office (11/24/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Office has finally cleared the air surrounding the sudden resignation of Brampton East MP and prominent...
article Health unit to launch gambling study (11/24/2018)
(Ontario) -- The public is invited to be part of the health unit's launch of their gambling campaign. At the event, the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health will also...

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