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Gambling Addiction

MGM Resorts

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...
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Nevada Gaming

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...
article ‘You can’t hear your heart’ (2/1/2017)
(Nevada) -- Gambling addiction isn’t just a Las Vegas problem. Members of Nevada’s 27 native tribes struggle with it, too. An unlikely research duo is...
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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.
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Mobile Gaming

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...
article Slot machines and smartphones: To understand the fatal distraction of mobile tech, look at Las Vegas (11/25/2016)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is famous as a proving ground for behavioural psychology. People act differently there, as their impulses are guided and manipulated by the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

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...
article Aylesbury dad who lost £1m on high stakes gambling machines, collects 100,000 signatures to ban them from high street (2/1/2017)
(Australia) -- A dad who lost about £1 million and is estranged from his son after a 30-year gambling addiction is warning others about the dangers of fixed odds...
article Sports gambling creeps into kids' consciousness (12/8/2016)
(Australia) -- A national study involving Curtin and Deakin universities has found that three-quarters of Australian children view sports betting as normal, and even...
article Australian Government Introduces Strategies to Fight Problem Gambling (11/26/2016)
(Australia) -- Australia has moved further forward in its crackdown on online gambling, as first reported by local media. The Federal Government and state ministers...
article Ministers strike deal to tackle problem gambling online (11/25/2016)
(Australia) -- The Federal Government has reached an in-principle agreement with state and territory ministers to establish a National Consumer Protection Framework for...
article Opinion: Australia Has a Serious Gambling Problem (11/18/2016)
(Australia) -- Australia tops its fair share of lists, including hosting the deadliest animals on earth and, perhaps paradoxically, some of the world’s most...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

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....
article Gambling addiction in sport will become 'huge issue' (11/20/2016)
(Ireland) -- The new president of the Law Society believes betting companies should be restricted from advertising at sporting events as gambling addiction is "the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

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...
article New York pumps up gambling treatment as it expands gambling (2/1/2017)
(New York) -- Thousands of new slot machines and table games debuting this month as part of New York state's casino growth spurt are bringing not only more chances...
article State gambles on future with del Lago (1/31/2017)
(New York) -- Efforts to spur the upstate economy with new casinos may pull dollars from other areas, fail to deliver widespread economic development and put the most...
article New York Offers Problem Gambling Treatment at State-Run Centers, Addiction Rates Remain Stable (1/19/2017)
(New York) -- New York will soon be home to three new upstate casinos, and to calm fears among opponents to gambling expansion, the state is increasing its addiction...
article Expansion of services for New Yorkers struggling with problem gambling (1/17/2017)
(New York) -- The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) announced that inpatient, residential care for New Yorkers suffering from...
article New York adds inpatient treatment for gambling addicts at state-run centers (1/17/2017)
(New York) -- Earlier this month, New York added inpatient treatment for gambling addicts at all six state-run addiction treatment centers in the state.
article OUR VIEW: Gambling addiction outreach welcomed (1/12/2017)
(New York) -- Casinos can be fun and exciting places. For adults who are capable of monitoring their behavior and know when enough is enough, the casino can serve as a...
article As state promotes more gambling, it OKs six centers for gambling addiction (1/10/2017)
(New York) -- As the state continues to promote and expand gambling, the Cuomo administration is making it easier for gambling addicts to get inpatient treatment care....
article VIDEO: Problem gamblers can get in-patient treatment as state facilities (1/7/2017)
(New York) -- The excitement is growing for the opening of Rivers Casino on February 8th. With it comes jobs and much needed revenue for the Electric City and beyond....
article Gambling Addiction Now Being Treated At NY State Centers (1/6/2017)
(New York) -- A move to expand problem gambling treatment comes as four casinos prepare to open in upstate New York. "If you look at the Capital Region there's...
article Seneca County to hire problem gambling counselors (12/27/2016)
(New York) -- In June 2014, the Seneca County Mental Health Department signed a memorandum of understanding with Whitetail 414 LLC, owner of the del Lago Resort &...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

California Gaming

press release Three California Casinos Awarded Annual Responsible Gaming Certifications (2/3/2017)
(California) -- The California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) has awarded annual responsible gaming silver certifications to three California casinos: the Viejas...
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Georgia Gaming

article Gambling addiction possible byproduct of casino approval (2/2/2017)
(Georgia) -- Gambling seems to be almost part of our daily lives. Many Georgians buy a lottery ticket, especially when the jackpot climbs. Some play poker for small...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Financial and Health Problems, Stress are Most Common Negative Gambling Impacts (2/2/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Researchers studying gambling in Massachusetts before the opening of two new major casinos in the state presented results today to the Massachusetts...
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Foxwoods

article Banned from casino, he returns to lose more money without detection (1/29/2017)
(Connecticut) -- On the edge of a vast casino, David Schreiber played video poker at a frenetic pace — fast enough to place almost 50 bets a minute. Beat, pause,...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling names new acting director (1/24/2017)
(Connecticut) -- The head of the Massachusetts agency that advocates for problem gamblers has been named acting director of the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling.
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Skins Betting

article How Counter-Strike spawned a $5 billion gambling market you've never heard of (1/20/2017)
(USA) -- On Aug. 9, 2015, two young millionaires worked their way through a pool party on a hotel rooftop in the Hollywood Hills. One was clean-cut, with hypnotic green...
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Louisiana Gaming

article Man robbed, beaten by driver giving him ride home from casino: NOPD (1/14/2017)
(Louisiana) -- After asking for a ride home from a casino early Saturday (Jan. 14), a man was robbed mid-ride by the person who drove him home, New Orleans police said....
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Philippines Gaming

article DOJ to lead task force vs illegal online gaming, STL anomalies (1/14/2017)
(Philippines) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Sunday said it will lead the task force that would crack down on illegal online gaming casinos and will also go after...
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Japan Gaming

article With casino bill’s passage, administration may submit gambling addiction prevention legislation early this year (1/8/2017)
(Japan) -- The Abe government is considering submitting a bill to the Diet early this year that would create a basic law on preventing gambling addiction, according to...
article ‘Gambling addiction is disease, but curable’ (1/6/2017)
(Japan) -- “Gambling addiction (see below) is a disease,” said Noriko Tanaka, president of an organization engaged in education activities concerning...
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Fantasy Sports

article Fantasy leagues can be gateway to gambling addiction (1/5/2017)
(USA) -- Jose Caraveo discovered fantasy football when he was in high school. “Sports was a way for me interact with people from other cultures and communicate...
1 Article on this Issue

Suicide

article Dad says quit gambling for New Year after son's suicide over debts (12/31/2016)
(UK) -- A dad whose son hanged himself over his gambling debts has urged people who bet large amounts of money to give it up in the New Year.
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Virginia Gaming

article Odds stacked against Bristolians, Virginians needing clinical treatment for gambling addiction (12/18/2016)
(Virginia) -- If you live in Bristol and seek help for a gambling addiction, you need to look beyond state lines. The closest Gamblers Anonymous meeting to the Twin City...
1 Article on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article NJ Study Reveals Gambling Addiction As Tough To Break As Substance Addiction (12/16/2016)
(New Jersey) -- The cycle of gambling addiction can seem impossible to break, and there’s new evidence illustrating its severity. The Council on Compulsive...
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Singapore Gaming

article New online betting rules will worsen gambling addiction: poll (12/14/2016)
(Singapore) -- More than three in four Singaporeans believe the government’s decision to allow Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club (STC) to offer online...
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Gambling Expansion

article Gambling campaigners warn government ministers they'll have 'blood on their hands' if they don't curb high-stakes machines (12/10/2016)
(UK) -- Campaigners have warned that UK Government ministers will have “blood on their hands” unless they curb controversial high-stakes slot machines....
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Washington Gaming

article Opinion: Allowing a string of bad luck (12/9/2016)
(Washington) -- If you live in Kitsap County, no matter where, you're no more than 50 miles from a gambling casino, probably much closer. This is significant,...
1 Article on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article Good bet MGM casino will spike problem gambling, say doctors (12/7/2016)
(Maryland) -- There is no such thing as a sure bet, but experts expect to see an increase in problem gambling with Thursday’s opening of the MGM National Harbor...
article WASHINGTON POST: Ka-ching! Gambling addicts’ problems just got worse. (12/7/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- AS THE allure and glitz of Las Vegas arrive at the Potomac on Thursday in the form of MGM’s gigantic $1.4 billion casino at National Harbor,...
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Online Gaming

article Huge Study On Internet Gaming Addiction Turns Up Controversial Results (11/29/2016)
(The Internet) -- Does internet gaming have the makings of a debilitating addiction like gambling? Most likely not, according to the biggest study to date seeking a link...
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Macau Gaming

article Third of Macau’s problem gamblers casino staff: govt (11/20/2016)
(Macau) -- Around a third of the problem gamblers from Macau that seek help locally are working in the city’s casino industry, says a government official.
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Other News

article ABB Scotland Backs Bookmakers’ Youth Problem Gambling Reduction Project (2/23/2017)
(Scotland) -- The Association of British Bookmakers in Scotland (ABB Scotland) revealed that it is to fund a new project launched by the trade body for bookmakers in the...
article Selfish' betting industry undermining efforts to help gambling addicts (2/20/2017)
(UK) -- Problem gambling experts have criticised rival factions of the betting industry for waging a “selfish” war of words to protect their own interests...
article Army veteran says he lost millions gambling, wants military to screen for gambling addiction (2/20/2017)
(USA) -- A veteran tells Action News Jax he lost millions of dollars as a result of his gambling addiction, and he's speaking out now that government officials are...
article Dr. Rosenberg’s 7 Dark Insights Into Gambling Addiction (2/20/2017)
(USA) -- What do insurance fraud, meditation and a tendency to show off have in common? The answer is they all form part of the messy web that is gambling addiction. To...
article Problem gamblers enter a trancelike 'zone' when they play slots, UBC study finds (2/20/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Gambling addicts enter a trancelike state while playing slot machines that appears to make the surrounding world and its cares melt away, according...
article Redesign slot machines to be less attractive to problem gamblers, UBC researcher says (2/20/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Slot machines designers are good at what they do. Not only is the casino game the single most popular form of gambling in the world, it is also the...
article YOU(th) Decide: COCOAA Joins Forces With NY Council on Problem Gambling (2/19/2017)
(New York) -- The County of Oswego Council on Alcoholism & Addictions has partnered with the New York Council on Problem Gambling to carry-out the YOU(th) Decide in...
article Report: Social Security managers gambled, watched Packers at Lambeau on taxpayer dime (2/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The director of a scandal-plagued Social Security Administration hearing office used official leave and sick leave to gamble at an area casino, while a...
article I’ve just graduated and I’ve already paid off my student loan by gambling (2/18/2017)
(UK) -- James has just finished his sixth year in higher education, having gained a Master’s in Chemical Engineering at Swansea.
article Abilify drug blamed for compulsive gambling, eating, shopping, sex (2/16/2017)
(Colorado) -- Imagine a prescription drug that makes you gamble, have sex, overeat or go binge shopping. Abilify has been blamed for all of it. It's one of the most...
article Celebrities who suffer from gambling addiction (2/16/2017)
(Hollywood) -- A simple ordinary man has many weaknesses and all kinds of addictions. Someone successfully and simply deal with them, while others may be in vain to deal...
article Kenora health workers want strategies in place for dealing with problem gamblers (2/13/2017)
(Ontario) -- A casino in Kenora could be rolling snake eyes for some gamblers. Health care professionals are concerned about the effect of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming...
article Kenora health workers want strategies in place for dealing with problem gamblers (2/12/2017)
(Ontario) -- A casino in Kenora could be rolling snake eyes for some gamblers. Health care professionals are concerned about the effect of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming...
article Kenya: Gambling in Kenya Gets Out of Hand (2/12/2017)
(Kenya) -- No industry has captured the imagination of the Kenyan economy in the past three years like betting. Concerned about its runaway growth, the government...
article OP/ED: Our gambling epidemic has its Liveline moment (2/11/2017)
(Ireland) -- They were on Liveline for five days, these people describing their experiences of gambling addiction, either their own or that of family members, such as...
article Totally consumed: Gambling addiction hurts more than just the check book (2/10/2017)
(Michigan) -- For J.K., gambling to her is another word for “Devil.” J.K., who agreed to be interviewed for this story if identified only by her initials, is...
article Ease of access 'leads to student gambling increase' (2/10/2017)
(Ireland) -- There was a pungent stench of weed, cigarettes and stale alcohol that clouded the air of the small room. Excited chatter and electronic music pulsated...
article Federal oversight agency wants the military to screen for gambling addiction (2/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Defense Department data shows that 514 active duty military service members and Coast Guard and 72 Reserve members were treated for or diagnosed...
article Funeral home director accused of stealing payments from seniors to support gambling habit (2/9/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A Washington County funeral home director is accused of stealing $340,000 from her senior clients, in part, to support her gambling habit, the...
article Gambling with people's autonomy (2/7/2017)
(UK) -- As a teenager living in a seaside town, I recall spending a lot of time and money playing slot machines at the local arcade. Putting coppers into one-arm bandits...

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