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Gambling Addiction

Colorado Gaming

article OP/ED: Legal sports gambling in Colorado will rob our most vulnerable (11/14/2019)
(Colorado) -- When watching TV ads for Colorado casinos, expect to see happy adults. They have, of course, just won a bundle of cash. They celebrate the wondrous and...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article UMass Amherst study updates impacts of Plainridge Park Casino (11/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Plainridge Park Casino has created job opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed, among other economic benefits, without an increase in...
article Massachusetts study raises concerns gambling addiction among working-class Asian immigrants (10/28/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A study released last week raises concerns about the lack of multilingual entertainment and culturally sensitive counseling in Chinatown, suggesting...
article Study calls for addressing Asian American gambling addiction (10/25/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A new study is recommending Massachusetts officials address gambling addiction in Asian American communities. Researchers with the University of...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article Gambling with the lives of Hoosiers (11/4/2019)
(Indiana) -- “Watch out!” Sorethroat said. “They’re coming back and, if the past is prologue to the future, we’re in danger.” He and...
article Indiana Enjoys Strong First Month of Sports Betting With More Than $35M in Wagers Placed (10/13/2019)
(Indiana) -- The state saw 10 sportsbooks open in September, and those books combine to take in more than $35.2 million in bets, according to figures released by the...
article With legalization of sports betting in Indiana, expert fears gambling addiction increase (8/30/2019)
(Indiana) -- At 1 p.m. Sunday, sports fans, if they are so inclined, can place their first legal bets at an Indiana casino on the Indianapolis Colts’ chances of...
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Nevada Gaming

article The Changing Face of Compulsive Gambling in Nevada (10/30/2019)
(Nevada) -- For some gamblers, the fun stops and compulsion takes over. Desperate for money, they can turn to crime to pay for their addiction. The slogan makes the...
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New York Gaming

article State evaluating potential firms to conduct gambling study (10/30/2019)
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission is in the process of considering firms interested in conducting a comprehensive review of gambling in New York.
article EXCLUSIVE: Survivor of Brooklyn bloodbath escaped earlier murder try over his gambling, according to his aunt (10/13/2019)
(New York) -- Dashawn Kearse just beat the odds again. Twenty-five years after surviving a near-fatal baseball bat beating over his gambling, the 38-year-old Brooklyn...
article State takes second stab at initiating comprehensive gambling study (9/11/2019)
(New York) -- An ambitious review of New York's gambling landscape will take longer than initially planned, as state officials restart their search for a firm to...
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Illinois Gaming

article New gambling treatment program coming to southern Illinois (10/29/2019)
(Illinois) -- A new gambling addiction treatment resource is coming to southern Illinois. With Illinois expanding gaming services and plans for a new casino underway,...
article Centerstone adds gambling treatment to Southern Illinois services (10/24/2019)
(Illinois) -- Behavioral health care provider Centerstone has added gambling treatment and intervention to its services offered in Southern Illinois.
article Chicago man faces charges linked to sports gambling (10/13/2019)
(Illinois) -- A 35-year-old Chicago man has been indicted on federal charges that accuse him of illegal gambling and of hiding sports-betting income in a bankruptcy...
article University of Illinois expert says gambling will cost state more than it gains (9/28/2019)
(Illinois) -- A professor emeritus at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign said that any benefits the state might gain from gambling expansion will be small...
article Counseling gets boost with Illinois gambling expansion — but more addiction is sure to follow (9/1/2019)
(Illinois) -- Years ago, before Chris K. started down a dark path that would see him lose upwards of $800,000 at Chicago-area craps tables, there weren’t video...
article OP/ED: When is more gambling too much? How would Illinois know? (8/2/2019)
(Illinois) -- At the convenience store in my rural town, there is a new “wall” of plastic boxes filled with colorful lottery instant-game tickets, right on the counter,...
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Loot Boxes

article Problem gamblers spend less money when loot boxes are removed from a game: a before and after study of Heroes of the Storm (10/29/2019)
(Internet) -- Loot boxes are items in video games that may be paid for with real-world money, but which contain randomised contents. There is a reliable correlation...
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Oregon Gaming

article Gambling App Could Bring Revenue, and Unexpected Cost (10/29/2019)
(Oregon) -- Scoreboard, the Oregon Lottery’s new app-based sport betting game, is intended to be a valuable source of state revenue, as well as a tool to engage a...
article OP/ED: What the Oregon Lottery’s sports betting app could mean for problem gamblers (10/18/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery’s highly anticipated online sports betting product that launched this week, called Scoreboard, marks the first time the organization...
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British Columbia Gaming

article Gambling harm focus (10/28/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Whittlesea Community Connections has won over the State Government with their proposal to reduce gambling harm by providing alternative...
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Arizona Gaming

article Illegal underground casino operation busted in Phoenix (10/19/2019)
(Arizona) -- An illegal underground casino operation was busted in Phoenix recently, according to the Arizona Department of Gaming. The ADG says their investigation into...
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Canada Gaming

article Whistleblower and former RCMP commander seeks standing at B.C. money laundering inquiry (10/19/2019)
(Canada) -- While others sent legal counsel on their behalf, Fred Pinnock was determined to stand before the Cullen Commission for the very first time. “I am going...
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Missouri Gaming

article ICYMI: Local state rep chairs group looking into slot machines (10/19/2019)
(Missouri) -- Should you be allowed to drop a few coins into a slot machine at your nearest convenience store? How about at the civic organization where you play bingo?...
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Facebook

article Facebook May Have Been Used To ‘Brainwash’ Children Into Gambling (10/14/2019)
(Internet) -- Facebook is the greatest system of cognitive and behavioural manipulation the world has ever seen. Over the years, it has allegedly influenced the outcome...
article Children 'interested in' gambling and alcohol, according to Facebook (10/10/2019)
(UK) -- Facebook has marked hundreds of thousands of children as “interested in” adverts about gambling and alcohol, a joint investigation by the Guardian...
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Maryland Gaming

article OP/ED: Pimlico and wagering: a family habit (10/11/2019)
(Maryland) -- I'm glad the ponies will continue to run at Pimlico. I’m a faithful race goer, a low-stakes gambler, a Baltimore mom whose annual tradition is to...
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Mobile Gaming

article Will mobile sports betting make gambling addiction easier to hide? (10/3/2019)
(Indiana) -- Mobile sports gambling is underway in Indiana. Phone applications just became available today. It’s expected to provide 90 percent of the state’...
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American Gaming Association

article AGA hails industry for raising the bar during Responsible Gaming push (9/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has been reflecting on a busy period of activities last week which saw the 22nd iteration of its annual...
article AGA: Recapping Responsible Gaming Education Week 2019 (9/25/2019)
(USA) -- Across the country, the gaming industry came together last week to mark the 22nd annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW). Thank you for your...
article Sports wagering and problem gambling focus of Responsible Gaming Education Week (9/19/2019)
(USA) -- The proliferation of sports betting across the country over the last 16 months has prompted the first-ever national study on its impact on problem gambling.
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PASPA Decision

article How Each State Of America Tackles Problem Gambling (9/26/2019)
(USA) -- Sports wagers are spreading across the country. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) came to an end in May 2018, and as of...
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Minnesota Gaming

article Gambling addiction in Minnesota's Lao community is mostly hidden (9/25/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Gambling is a part of social life in Laotian culture, but not many talk about what to do when it becomes addictive. “Gambling is part of our culture...
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Caesars

press release Caesars Entertainment Donates $1M To NCRG (9/19/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Casino and entertainment group Caesars Entertainment is celebrating 30 years of unwavering commitment to responsible gambling and the protection of the...
article Caesars marks anniversary with $1m (9/17/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Marking 30 years of responsible gaming in the best possible way, Caesars Entertainment has pledged US$1m to further advance the industry’s efforts...
press release Caesars Entertainment celebrates 30 years of responsible gaming (9/16/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment Corporation, one of the world's most diversified gaming and entertainment companies, today honors the 30th anniversary of its...
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Ohio Gaming

article Hollywood Gaming calling attention to problem gambling, offering help (9/17/2019)
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course kicked off Responsible Gaming Education Week. It’s part of a national effort from the American Gaming...
article Hollywood Gaming calling attention to problem gambling, offering help (9/16/2019)
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course kicked off Responsible Gaming Education Week. It’s part of a national effort from the American Gaming...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM Reaches 1M GameSense Milestone (9/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- When MGM Resorts International in 2017 adopted the BCLC-developed GameSense safer gambling initiative, it in all likelihood did not expect that the...
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MGM Springfield

article One Year After MGM Opening, Efforts To Address Problem Gambling Underway (9/5/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The 2011 casino law in Massachusetts required the state to help address problem gambling. About a year after MGM Springfield opened, health leaders...
article One Year After MGM Opening, Efforts To Address Problem Gambling Underway (9/3/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The 2011 casino law in Massachusetts required the state to help address problem gambling. About a year after MGM Springfield opened, health leaders...
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Video Gaming

article Young gamers are being primed for gambling, warns former addict (9/3/2019)
(UK) -- In 2014, Adam Bradford was living an ordinary life in suburban Sheffield, when his father, David, was jailed for two years for stealing £53,000 from his...
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Australia Gaming

article John blew $120K on pokies. He lives in a suburb known as the 'golden mile' (8/18/2019)
(Australia) -- John knows what it's like to hit rock bottom. Initially drawn in by $5 pub vouchers and signs promising the chance to win $10,000, he ended up blowing...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article OP/ED: Taking a chance on gambling in York County (8/12/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The confetti on the floor of my father’s cigar and candy store always confused me. Had I missed a parade that marched through the store on the corner...
article Gaming Control Board introduced a new program to help problem gamblers (8/12/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- As gambling continues to expand across the state, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has introduced a new program to help problem gamblers. ​They...
article Self-Exclusion Program for Video Gaming Terminals Launched by Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (8/9/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) today announced that a self-help tool for individuals to voluntarily exclude themselves from participating...
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Sports Betting

article Gambling Addiction Expected to Rise With Legalized Sports Betting (8/12/2019)
(Iowa) -- Legalized sports betting is set to begin on Thursday here in Iowa, and while the move will provide a new source of revenue, it can provide a new source of...
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Iowa Gaming

article Study finds more Iowans with symptoms of 'problem gambling' (8/9/2019)
(Iowa) -- Out of the 1.7 million Iowans who gambled in the last 12 months, a new study from the Iowa Department of Public Health finds 13.6% are "at risk",...
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New Jersey Gaming

article Our view: NJ’s leading work on problem gambling is never finished (8/9/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Given that Cape May County is a short drive from neighboring Atlantic City casinos, the start there last month of funded treatment for gambling addiction...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article EDITORIAL: Help is available for gambling addiction (8/8/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- If you live in Oklahoma, you probably know someone with a gambling problem. It might even be you. Gambling is like alcohol, cigars, rich foods and rock...
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Other News

article Safer Gambling Forum: Educating to prevent problem gambling (11/14/2019)
(UK) -- Responsible Gambling Week (RGWeek 2019) may be over but we have one more panel from our inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum for left to share.
article Czech Minister pledges exclusion scheme launch in mid-2020 (11/14/2019)
(Europe) -- Czech finance minister Alena Schillerová hailed the effect of the country’s 2017 Gambling Act, and revealed that an exclusion register to block a range of...
article HSBC rolls out gambling transaction blocking scheme (11/13/2019)
(UK) -- Banking group HSBC UK has joined forces with industry charities GamCare and GambleAware to develop and launch a new self-restriction tool to enable its customers...
article HSBC to let customers block spending on gambling websites (11/13/2019)
(UK) -- HSBC will allow customers to prevent themselves from spending money with bookmakers and online casinos, as it becomes the latest bank to introduce measures...
article Gambling firms criticised for 'enticing' loss-making customers (11/12/2019)
(UK) -- Betting firms are recruiting specialist staff to lure high-spending “VIP” customers who lose significant sums of money, prompting concerns about the...
article 'There is no one thing that tells you someone is a problem gambler' (11/12/2019)
(UK) -- Sky Betting and Gaming were one of the first online gambling operators to recognise that the industry needed to take the issue of safer gambling seriously, with...
article Gambling addict police officer says industry 'ignoring' problems (11/12/2019)
(UK) -- A police officer whose gambling addiction cost him £250,000 claims the betting industry has ignored the problems suffered by its customers. Alex Macey, from...
press release Legislators from Gaming States Announces 35 Expert Speakers for January 10-12 Winter Meeting in San Diego (11/12/2019)
(California) -- The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) today announced the roster of speakers for its NCLGS Winter Meeting 2020 that takes place...
article 'I'm broken, fix me. Tell me how I stop gambling' (11/10/2019)
(UK) -- It is an ordinary Victorian house on an ordinary south London street but powerful things happen here – it is a place where lives are transformed, even...
article Authorities bust gambling ops at locations in Northwest Valley (11/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department and Gaming, along with Surprise and Peoria police, have busted two internet cafes and a residence in connection with illegal gambling...
article UK betting firms commit to five pledges for safer gambling (11/6/2019)
(UK) -- The UK betting industry has devised five safer gambling commitments, as the embattled sector attempts to avoid having new regulations imposed on it by central...
article UK Parliamentary Group Criticizes to the Gaming Regulator and Asks for More Limits for Online Games (11/6/2019)
(UK) -- The Parliamentary Group of All Parties (APPG) of the United Kingdom recommended making a drastic reduction of online casinos, including the establishment of a...
article Health unit launches surveys to study gambling before casino opens (11/5/2019)
(Ontario) -- The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit wants to hear from you before the casino opens next year. The health unit has launched two short, anonymous...
article High Street bookmaker agrees to pay £120,000 to vulnerable problem gambler they failed to protect who blew £134,000 on roulette and blackjack machines (11/5/2019)
(UK) -- A bookmakers has agreed to pay over £100,000 to a 'vulnerable' gambler after they failed to protect him during a betting spree. The high street bookies settled...
article Praesepe leads on responsible gambling (11/2/2019)
(UK) -- The UK industry will observe Responsible Gambling Week from November 7 to 13, led by Praesepe, the Gauselmann Group adult gaming centres operator.
article NatWest to offer help to gambling addicts in high-street branches (10/30/2019)
(UK) -- The high-street lender NatWest is to offer counselling sessions for gambling addicts inside branches as part of a groundbreaking pilot scheme that could be...
article Virtual casino study reveals why some Parkinson’s meds cause addictive behaviors (10/29/2019)
(Australia) -- A new study has uncovered a reason why some people taking some medications for Parkinson’s disease develop harmful addictive behaviors. Compulsive...
article BLOG: How Can We Teach People About Safe & Responsible Gambling? (10/25/2019)
(Internet) -- About 10 million people in the U.S. have a problem with gambling – it’s a serious issue and it’s one we need to have a grown-up...
article Study calls for addressing Asian American gambling addiction (10/25/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A new study is recommending Massachusetts officials address gambling addiction in Asian American communities. Researchers with the University of...
article ’If it wasn’t for that, he’d be here’: 21yo dies after gambling spiral (10/24/2019)
(Australia) -- A young Aussie apprentice who won big on an online jackpot tragically died a few weeks later in June. Thomas Vives-Kerl, 21, from Sydney’s Northern...

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