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Gambling Addiction

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

Australia Gaming

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...
article Poker machines in White Hills could make gambling more convenient, former organisation head says (3/24/2017)
(Australia) -- Plans for a new gaming venue in Bendigo would create more opportunities for gambling in a city that has long held a policy poker machines not be made...
article New book examines Tasmania's gaming history (3/12/2017)
(Tasmania) -- James Boyce has been at the coalface of gambling addiction for decades. As a social worker with Anglicare, Dr Boyce saw the direct and collateral damage...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

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".
article Foran Opens Up About Gambling Addiction (4/2/2017)
(Australia) -- Kieran Foran has paid glowing tribute to Warriors halves partner Shaun Johnson's help while also revealing the depth of his battles with mental...
article OP/ED: Lewis's tragic story highlights the danger of online betting as well as the hidden nature of gambling addiction (3/25/2017)
(UK) -- Tune into any sporting event on your television and sooner or later an advertisement for a betting company will be screened. Quite naturally these will make...
article As billions are wagered during March Madness games, National Council on Problem Gambling reminds people it can be addicting (3/24/2017)
(Missouri) -- You may be surprised to hear workplace brackets where money is awarded is technically illegal, but the feds likely aren’t going to bust you over $10...
article Group warns about problem gambling as March Madness rolls on (3/18/2017)
(Chicago) -- A Boston group wants to make sure March Madness doesn't turn into a year-round gambling habit for some people. The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive...
6 Total Articles 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...
article Group seeks more money to treat problem gamblers (3/20/2017)
(Nevada) -- The number of slot machines has been declining in Nevada, and that has hurt a fund to provide treatment of problem gamblers.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article EDITORIAL: Lawmakers appear determined to bring the casinos to young people (4/25/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Advocates of casino gambling traveled the breadth of Pennsylvania in the early 2000s, propelled largely by false premises. Gambling, they said, would...
article Editorial: State lawmakers are addicted to gambling revenue (3/23/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- As the enabler of casino gambling, the state government is partially responsible for thousands of cases of gambling addiction. Its half-hearted...
article No spike in gambling addiction in PA region despite warnings (3/23/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- In spite of warnings almost 10 years ago that compulsive gambling would increase when Western Pennsylvania‘s first legal casino, The Meadows,...
article Despite nearby casinos, no spike seen in compulsive gambling (3/22/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Western Pennsylvania's first legal casino opened at The Meadows 10 years ago this June amid warnings from some opponents that a surge in the region...
article Despite casino accessibility, no sharp rise in reports of compulsive gambling (3/20/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Western Pennsylvania’s first legal casino opened at The Meadows 10 years ago this June amid warnings from some opponents that a surge in the...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article Gambling addiction grips South Dakota (4/25/2017)
(South Dakota) -- According to WalletHub, South Dakota is the second most gambling addicted state behind only Nevada. Jill Gonzales says South Dakota ranks third in...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Niagara Casino

article Jackpot winner arrested at casino lost $50,000 on slots in 2015 (4/24/2017)
(New York) -- Pasqua DiGianni planned to plead guilty Monday to trespassing at the Seneca Niagara Casino. But she did not get the chance in Niagara Falls City Court. On...
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Poker

article Steve and Ted: Pro poker player says gambling "ruined his life" (4/21/2017)
(Kansas) -- We love most about talk radio listeners know. He's gay NFL game. They are being in bed in the morning 6:46. On a Friday morning now all three big things...
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New York Gaming

article Compulsive gambling growing problem as number of casinos in region increase (4/19/2017)
(New York) -- As gambling casinos continue to open up across the state, the shadow of compulsive gambling grows larger. One Syracuse area gambling addiction clinic is...
article More casinos, more problem gambling centers (3/31/2017)
(New York) -- New York now has more than a dozen casinos or racetracks with video-lottery terminals. So problem gambling is a growing concern.
article State agencies plan meeting on problem gambling (3/20/2017)
(New York) -- The opening of del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre has generated jobs and excitement throughout the region. It’s also brought the issue of problem...
article Gambling is not 'risk-free' activity (3/16/2017)
(Maine) -- About 50 people attended the Annual Conference on Problem Gambling Awareness Issues on Monday to share views on assessment and treatment of addiction.
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article Gambling Addicts Find Voluntary Maryland Casino Ban Unhelpful (4/10/2017)
(Maryland) -- A program through which people voluntarily ban themselves from Maryland’s six casino is being criticized as toothless and unhelpful by local gambling...
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Japan Gaming

article Japan weighs measures against gambling addiction before casinos debut (4/9/2017)
(Japan) -- As Japan prepares for its first Las Vegas-style casino resorts, the government is considering restrictions on existing gambling establishments, including...
article Japan to ease way for first legal casinos with limit on cash dispensers (3/31/2017)
(Japan) -- Japan plans to remove credit card cash dispensers from the vicinity of bookmakers and improve treatment for gambling addicts as the country prepares to lift...
article Japan eyes restrictions on multi-billion dollar pachinko industry (3/30/2017)
(Japan) -- The Japanese government is looking to restrict existing gambling establishments – including the US$200 billion pachinko industry – as it prepares...
article Japan to possibly consider new pachinko anti-addiction measures (3/30/2017)
(Japan) -- In the wake of Japan’s passage late last year of enabling legislation that could see up to two Las Vegas-style integrated gambling resorts licensed by...
article Japan’s Ruling Parties to Introduce Responsible Gambling Bill (3/26/2017)
(Japan) -- Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito plan to introduce a responsible gambling-focused bill, local news outlets...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

South Carolina Gaming

article Gambling addiction treatment costs likely to rise if casinos are approved in Palmetto State (4/9/2017)
(South Carolina) -- As South Carolina lawmakers continue to float the idea of legalizing casinos to help raise state revenue, they are likely to be confronted with...
1 Article on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Bill requiring gambling warnings on lottery tickets gets panel approval (4/5/2017)
(Florida) -- Lottery tickets, and places that sell them, could come with a warning: “Gambling can be addictive,” under a bill approved Tuesday afternoon by...
article Florida lottery tickets could soon come with warning label (3/28/2017)
(Florida) -- Florida lottery tickets could soon carry a big warning label if a Republican legislator gets her way. A House panel on Tuesday voted for a bill that would...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article Daily Mail editorial: Good news, bad news for gambling addicts statewide (4/4/2017)
(West Virginia) -- Many West Virginia legislators and governors have had a love affair with different forms of gambling to generate revenue over the years. The West...
article Gambling helps state coffers, but increases risks for those addicted (3/13/2017)
(West Virginia) -- As physicists are known to say, for every action, there is a reaction. Over the years, there has been an explosion of legalized gambling in West...
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Ontario Gaming

article LETTER: Don’t feed province's gambling addiction (3/31/2017)
(Ontario) -- To the editor: Governments have an important role in our society. These are the organizations which provide the law of the land.
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Daily lottery play linked to gambling addiction (3/30/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- People with a gambling problem are most likely to play the lottery each day and have a greater portion of friends and family who gamble themselves, a...
article Rolling the dice – State bets GameSense program will stem problem gambling (3/30/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Who hasn’t done it? Plunked down a dollar or two for a scratch ticket when you hit the convenience store for gas or milk? Kicked in a few bucks...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

American Gaming Association

article FREEMAN: Gaming and Health Care (3/28/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the most important duties we face as an industry is to ensure customers enjoy our entertainment product in a responsible manner, which nearly...
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Illinois Gaming

article New Tool To Combat Gambling Addiction (3/27/2017)
(Illinois) -- March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month and a new program adds a texting service to help those with a gambling problem. Michael Gelatka the Illinois...
1 Article on this Issue

Casino Taxes

article Gambling on a brighter future (3/25/2017)
(New Zealand) -- Kiwis pumped $843 million into pokie machines last year, with 40 per cent going back into the community. It's supposed to be a win-win - but the...
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Michigan Gaming

article Thousands calling Michigan Gambling Helpline as state fights addictions (3/24/2017)
(Michigan) -- More than 526,000 phone calls were placed to Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline since its creation in 1999, according to data obtained by the Newschannel 3...
1 Article on this Issue

Mobile Gaming

article Smartphones are making Kenya’s gambling problem even worse (3/23/2017)
(Kenya) -- Smartphones have been hailed in Africa for everything from improving emergency and rural health care to enabling e-commerce and better supply chains. But in...
article Explosion in number of gambling addicts who are becoming addicted on their mobile phones (3/21/2017)
(UK) -- An NHS clinic has reported an explosion in the number of gambling addicts hooked on betting on their smartphones. Campaigners fear that mobiles are making...
article How gambling addicts are becoming addicted on their mobile phones (3/21/2017)
(UK) -- Placing a bet has never been easier - but that spells bad news for many, according to campaigners. The number of gambling addicts hooked on betting on their...
article Apps a new but growing problem for compulsive gamblers (3/19/2017)
(Iowa) -- Gaming is a popular form of entertainment for many adults, but for some it is a pitfall. For 6 to 8 million Americans, it is a problem that affects finances,...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

South Korea Gaming

article Kangwon Land casino paying problem gamblers to stay away (3/23/2017)
(South Korea) -- American casino industry groups are pleading with congressional leaders not to purge problem gambling support funds from President Donald Trump’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Iowa to regulate lifetime ban for gamblers (3/21/2017)
(Iowa) -- Iowa passed a legislation last week that would allow problem gamblers to enter a gaming floor five years after the initial issuance of a gambling ban. After...
1 Article on this Issue

Minnesota Gaming

article Minnesota's first residential gambling treatment center remains only one (3/11/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Project Turnabout was termed a "pioneer" when it opened its doors to help compulsive gamblers 25 years ago. It still is. Nearly 4,000 people...
1 Article on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Casino Control Commission recognizes Problem Gambling Awareness Month (3/10/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Control Commission approved a resolution Wednesday recognizing March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month.
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Other News

article Experts issue warning over extent of UK gambling problem (4/28/2017)
(UK) -- A group of experts have spoken out over the magnitude of an apparent gambling problem in the UK, calling for further scrutiny of the issue.
article Experts warn of £12.6bn scale of UK gambling problem (4/28/2017)
(UK) -- Experts are warning that the UK must face up to the scale of its gambling problem with a lack of research, and industry influence, preventing proper scrutiny of...
article Fighting Compulsive Gambling Among Women (4/28/2017)
(New York) -- Blinking lights, the clicking sound of coins, and perks like free or inexpensive food, drinks and casino bus trips are enticing many older women to gamble...
article REPORT: Florida Among ‘Least Addicted’ Gambling States (4/27/2017)
(Florida) -- Maybe it’s the extraordinary variety of entertainment in the Sunshine State, but a new report actually shows Florida has one of the lowest rates in...
article Report: NJ Ranks Among Top 10 Gambling-Addicted States (4/27/2017)
(Philadelphia) -- With several casinos in Atlantic City and its proximity to casinos in both Pennsylvania and New York, it may come as no surprise that a study finds New...
article Chelsea FC Commissions Gambling Experts to Educate Young Players (4/27/2017)
(UK) -- Chelsea FC has commissioned a group of risk awareness experts to work with its young players to warn them of the dangers of gambling addiction.
article Experts warn of £12.6bn scale of UK gambling problem (4/27/2017)
(UK) -- Experts are warning that the UK must face up to the scale of its gambling problem with a lack of research, and industry influence, preventing proper scrutiny of...
article Gambling: Fans group urges Scottish football review of gambling links (4/27/2017)
(Scotland) -- Scottish football's relationship with the gambling industry should be reviewed, according to a fans' group. It comes in the wake of Burnley...
article One in 5 homeless casino addicts lose over 1 billion won: report (4/23/2017)
(South Korea) -- One in five homeless casino addicts staying near Kangwon Land, South Korea's only casino that allows the admission of Koreans, lost over 1 billion...
article Gambling crackdown (4/20/2017)
(UK) -- SELBY could soon be backing national calls for a clampdown on betting machines labelled “the crack cocaine of gambling”. Six betting shops in the...
article STICKER TRICKSTER: Gambling addict stole £4,000 of electrical goods from Asda by placing reduced stickers from cut-price pies over barcodes (4/20/2017)
(UK) -- A GAMBLING addict stole £4,000 of electrical items from Asda by placing reduced stickers from 59p pies over barcodes. Daniel Thackray, 25, scanned drills,...
article Suicide Common Among Gambling Addicts (4/19/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Gambling addiction is a growing problem across the country, and Erie is no exception. Facebook killer Steve Stephens was known to have a gambling...
article Brains Of Gambling Addicts Cannot Recognize Risks Properly, Study Finds (4/16/2017)
(Japan) -- For anyone who has been to a casino, it may be a familiar feeling: you have a bad streak going, you get dealt another bad hand, and the proverbial last straw...
article Gamblers May Fail To Take Risks In Real Life (4/16/2017)
(Japan) -- If you are a gambling addict, chances are that you may develop poor ability to assess and adapt to high-risk situations in real life, says a study. Gambling...
article OP/ED: Gambling can be a terminal problem (4/15/2017)
(UK) -- The betting industry should learn to live without its addictive and lucrative fixed odds machines says Jane Bradley There is a game on my phone which I just can...
article Problem gambling ‘takes a £30bn toll on nation’s happiness’, says study (4/15/2017)
(UK) -- Can you put a price on misery? When it comes to problem gambling the answer, apparently, is yes. A team of economists has calculated that if the UK’s...
article Goans Can't Enter Casinos, Says Manohar Parrikar As 'Gambling Isn't Good' (4/15/2017)
(India) -- After its 'no late night parties in Goa' diktat, the state government is now planning to make the casinos out of bounds for Goans. Chief Minister...
article Facebook and Google use casino-style brain manipulation tactics to ADDICT users to their mobile apps (4/15/2017)
(Internet) -- If you’re someone who ‘can’t live without’ social media or know someone like that, there is science behind the addiction, and while...
article Illegal Gambling Leads to Death of Two Atlanta Men (4/15/2017)
(Georgia) -- Two individuals are dead and another harmed after a murder-suicide in DeKalb County, as per police. Police say the triple shooting started over an augment...
article Why gamblers can't help upping the stakes: Addicts have a poor ability to adapt to high risk situations (4/14/2017)
(Japan) -- Gambling addicts have a poor ability to adapt to high risk situations, new research shows. The findings may explain why those who enjoy a flutter at the...

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