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Gambling Addiction

Australia Gaming

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...
article Scary graph shows how Australians are the biggest losers (2/13/2017)
(Australia) -- WE’RE supposed to be the lucky country, but a scary graph proves Australia is a nation of losers. Gambling has become so prevalent in the Great...
article AFL clubs are doing more about problem gambling than head office, says AFLPA consultant (2/9/2017)
(Australia) -- A leading public health academic employed by the AFL Players Association to change the gambling culture endemic among AFL clubs has criticised the game...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

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

Sports Betting

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...
article Sports betting fever grips Africa (2/11/2017)
(Ghana) -- More and more African sports lovers are turning to sports betting as the multi-billion dollar industry continues to grow. Officials in Ghana have expressed...
article “One of the biggest gambling days of the year:” Super Bowl Sunday brings big temptation for gambling addicts (2/5/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event of the year, but with the good there is the bad. It is also one of the biggest betting days of the year...
article How Joe Gagliano’s love for sports gambling led him down a dark road (2/5/2017)
(Illinois) -- Raised by a loving family, living in a good neighbourhood and on his way to getting a college education, Joe Gagliano was your typical all-American boy....
5 Total Articles 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,...
article More Brits Are Gambling Than Ever Before, Especially On Their Smartphones, Says UKGC (3/5/2017)
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission published its eagerly-awaited Gambling Participation Survey this week, which, as ever, offers some thought-provoking insights into...
article GAINSBURY: Gambling operators are cashing in on teens' addiction to online games (2/14/2017)
(Australia) -- Problem gambling is a significant societal concern that is set to get bigger. Game and gambling operators are chasing the proliferation of new...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

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...
article Gambling addicts on this list can be criminally charged. A local state rep. wants them to get treatment, too. (3/10/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Nearly 500 people in Pennsylvania entered a casino last year and left with a criminal charge. They had placed themselves on the state’s self-...
article Opinion: Consider effects of more gambling (3/7/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- State lawmakers who face a $3 billion budget deficit likely will look again to expanded state-sanctioned gambling to increase state government revenue.
6 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

Nevada Gaming

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.
article Bill to raise funding for problem gambling draws no opposition (2/22/2017)
(Nevada) -- A bill that would significantly increase the amount of funding available to address problem gambling in Nevada saw no opposition Wednesday during a Senate...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

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.
article Problem Gamblers Can Now Ban Themselves from New York Casinos (3/9/2017)
(New York) -- As New York increases it's gaming options, its also taking steps to fight gambling addiction. Problem gamblers can now ban themselves from state-...
article Living with a gambling addiction (3/3/2017)
(New York) -- It's National Problem Gambling Awareness Month and just recently, New York State has made it possible for you to put yourself on a list, essentially...
article Gamblers can now ban themselves from casinos in New York (2/28/2017)
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission will now allow people to ban themselves from casinos. The Commission launched what it calls the "broadest self...
article What state's doing to help you gamble responsibly (2/28/2017)
(New York) -- Members of the New York Responsible Play Partnership will visit Schenectady in the next month to meet with the public and review Rivers Casino & Resort...
article You can now ban yourself from NY casinos (2/27/2017)
(New York) -- New York this month implemented a policy that allows troubled gamblers to ban themselves from the state's casinos and racetracks. The policy is part of...
article Poll: Residents have mixed feelings on casino impacts (2/7/2017)
(New York) -- Despite concerns, half of Capital Region residents approve of and plan to visit Schenectady’s Rivers Casino & Resort for gambling, dining or...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

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...
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.
1 Article on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article More than 100k Oklahomans dealing with gambling addiction (3/8/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- It's a problem that more than 100,000 Oklahomans deal with on a daily basis and this March, groups are trying to bring awareness to its dangers. March...
1 Article on this Issue

American Gaming Association

article Casino industry to Congress: Uphold gambling disorders (3/7/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- The casino industry asked Congress on Tuesday to retain gambling disorders as a serious public health matter in any changes it makes to President Obama...
press release Obamacare Changes Should Uphold Gambling Disorders as Serious Public Health Issue (3/7/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. casino gaming industry is calling on Congress to uphold gambling disorders as a serious public health issue in any changes it makes to the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Louisiana Gaming

article Louisiana's Compulsive Gambling Problem (3/1/2017)
(Louisiana) -- Gambling isn't like alcoholism or drug addiction—someone can have a gambling problem and go undiagnosed for years. The state of Louisiana in...
1 Article on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Osaka presents new problem gambling bill (2/27/2017)
(Japan) -- The Osaka-based opposition party Nippon Ishin no Kai introduced a new legislation in order to deal with problems related to gambling. The party is trying to...
article Nippon Ishin no Kai bill targets gambling woes in bid to move casino policies forward (2/26/2017)
(Japan) -- The opposition party Nippon Ishin no Kai is proposing new legislation to deal with problem gamblers, hoping to speed up the debate after a bill legalizing...
article Problem gambling bill introduced by Osaka-based national political party (2/26/2017)
(Japan) -- New problem gambling legislation has been proposed in Japan via Nippon Ishin no Kai, a national political party based in Osaka. The goal of the new bill is to...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article MGM’s new problem gambling program designed to raise awareness (2/25/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- There’s no such thing as luck, but compulsive gamblers should at least feel fortunate that the state’s largest employer is introducing a...
article MGM Adopting GameSense Responsible Gaming Program Throughout Its US Casinos (2/24/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International made some waves on Wednesday. The second largest casino corporation in the world announced it will implement BCLC’s...
article MGM Resorts Implementing Responsible Gambling Program at North American Casinos (2/24/2017)
(British Columbia) -- MGM Resorts has partnered with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to implement the Canadian regulator’s responsible gambling...
article MGM Resorts will launch responsible gambling program at all its US casinos (2/22/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International by the end of the year will introduce a new program to identify and help compulsive gamblers in the company’s U.S. casinos...
article MGM unveils problem-gambling prevention efforts inspired by requirements at Springfield casino (2/22/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International, the company behind the $950 million casino taking shape in the South End, is rolling out problem-gambling prevention...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Millennials

article Millennials new target for gambling addiction (2/17/2017)
(Nebraska) -- From online poker and slot machines to daily fantasy sports, the Internet has made gambling accessible to anyone interested in logging on.
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Casual gambling is getting out of control (3/24/2017)
(Ireland) -- Calls have been made for new legislation that protects those vulnerable to gambling addiction to be signed into law. The Gambling Control Bill was published...
article Kangwon Land casino paying problem gamblers to stay away (3/24/2017)
(South Korea) -- Problem gambling mitigation efforts take many forms, including pre-commitment technology, self-exclusion programs, pharmaceutical intervention and...
article Expert To Speak On Gambling Addiction & Faith (3/24/2017)
(Bermuda) -- Gambling may be an “exciting form of entertainment, but it is not a sound financial strategy,” advises Dr Deborah Haskins, the Director of...
article Prosecutor: Gambling debts led to suburban killing (3/24/2017)
(Ohio) -- Donald Dawson-Durgan was desperate for money in the days before he shot and killed a man who treated him like a son, prosecutors said.
article A bet with your life: Gambling addiction (3/23/2017)
(Delaware) -- Nobody starts out thinking they're going to lose their house, family or commit suicide from an addiction. Yet those are familiar horror stories in the...
article Gooch funds gambling awareness education for all counties (3/23/2017)
(UK) -- A contribution from Graham Gooch has helped the PCA fund gambling awareness courses at all 18 first-class counties. Gooch, the former England captain, has run a...
article Homeless gambler claims he lost thousands on ‘illegal’ gas station machines (3/22/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The City of Milwaukee is pulling the plug on video slot machines at a local gas station. At least, temporarily. The state says the machines are against...
article Addictions expert’s gambling warning (3/20/2017)
(Bermuda) -- Disempowered or oppressed individuals — many of whom may have never gambled before — could be most at risk to the pitfalls of legalised gambling, an...
article NC Lottery gives $1M to help prevent problem gambling (3/20/2017)
(North Carolina) -- The NC Education Lottery wants to help those with gambling problems get the help they need. Every year, the lottery gives $1 million to support...
article Marati: Loophole allowing gambling devastates families (3/19/2017)
(Guam) -- Even after Guam voters have rejected casino gambling five times since 2004, families continue to suffer from a family member's gambling addiction because...
article Group warns about problem gambling as March Madness rolls on (3/19/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A local group wants to make sure March Madness doesn’t turn into a year-round gambling habit for some people. The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive...
article Column: My boyfriend's gambling: 'I loved two people. One was a compulsive liar and emotionally unavailable' (3/19/2017)
(Ireland) -- I WRITE THIS as the Cheltenham races are on and while people chat about odds. But I am immediately transported back to a state of anxiety. I think of my ex...
article Gambling addict met women on dating sites before fleecing them out of thousands of pounds (3/19/2017)
(UK) -- A crooked two-timing lothario has been locked up after leaving the women he pledged undying love to homeless and penniless. Scheming Craig Brown wooed both...
article Warn families of risk of sex and gambling addictions with Parkinson's drugs, doctors told (3/19/2017)
(UK) -- The families of Parkinson's sufferers must be warned about dangers of sex and gambling addictions caused by drugs used to treat the disease, doctors have...
article MP worried about proliferation of unlicensed gambling (3/18/2017)
(Ghana) -- A reverend minister-cum-Member of Parliament for Assin South , Ntim Fordjour, is leading a crusade against people who have taken advantage of the loopholes in...
article Apps a new but growing problem for compulsive gamblers (3/17/2017)
(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,...
article NDP criticizes decision to cut SaskGaming's responsible gambling unit to one person (3/16/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- SaskGaming has cut the size of its responsible gambling unit to one person from five in a move that concerns the Opposition NDP. The provincial...
article Interview: The Making Of A Gambling Addict (3/15/2017)
(USA) -- Gambling addiction isn’t just all about a lack of will power. We spoke to a therapist who specializes in treating addictions to find out what it really is...
article Opinion: How Can Healthcare Help Gambling Addicts (3/15/2017)
(UK) -- A survey of 1,058 people attending GP clinics in Bristol, England, found that 0.9 percent were problem gamblers. That may not sound like much, but if you...
article GOP health care plan would cut funds for opioid and gambling addiction treatment (3/14/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would cut mandates for coverage on addiction, prompting groups and lawmakers to urge the GOP to...

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