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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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New York Gaming

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 &...
article Albany clinic offers gambling disorder training and screening (10/5/2016)
(New York) -- On the heels of new fantasy sports legislation and the cusp of the new Rivers Casino opening, the Center for Problem Gambling in Albany held an open house...
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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...
article Internet addiction: Rolling the digital dice (10/14/2016)
(New York) -- The internet is a relatively new medium, but showcases many of the same things that existed before its creation — some of which can be addictive,...
press release Fantasy Gambling A Gateway to Youth Gambling Addiction (9/25/2016)
(Florida) -- Arnie Wexler, former gambler and author, who runs a national gambling help hotline, says" fantasy sports are a gateway drug" to serious problems....
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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...
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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...
article A gambling addict's view on NJ's casino vote (11/7/2016)
(New Jersey) -- Gambling hooked Sam quick. He started in college, placing bets on sports. Then it escalated to online casino games. Atlantic City was too far away for...
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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...
article As casino exclusion orders rise, families urged to watch out for gambling addiction (11/15/2016)
(Singapore) -- The number of Singaporeans and permanent residents barring themselves from the nation’s two casinos has risen nearly 18 per cent from 12 months ago...
article It Changed My Life: Ex-convict helps others stay out of trouble (11/6/2016)
(Singapore) -- Sunny Swee is sitting in the corner of a coffee shop in Bukit Batok Central, regaling me with the story of his life. He speaks quietly, his even voice at...
article PERGAS expresses concern over negative effects of online gambling (10/15/2016)
(Singapore) -- The Singapore Islamic Scholars and Religious Teachers Association (PERGAS) has expressed concern over the negative effect online gambling will have on...
article Online gambling 'an extremely worrying trend': Office of the Mufti (10/14/2016)
(Singapore) -- Muslims in Singapore were reminded on Friday (Oct 14) that online gambling is an "extremely worrying trend" and that it has the potential to not...
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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,...
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Australia Gaming

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...
article Flinders gambling centre 'under threat' after private provider awarded government contract (11/13/2016)
(Australia) -- Flinders University has warned its world-renowned gambling research centre could be wound up when a South Australian Government therapy contract is handed...
article Statewide Gambling Therapy Service to close after SA Government gives funding to private provider (10/31/2016)
(Australia) -- A well-regarded gambling research and therapy centre will be wound up after the South Australian Government awarded its funding to a private provider...
article We've allowed gambling to become part of everyday life. It's been a massive mistake (10/20/2016)
(Australia) -- If you were unaware that we are in the middle of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, do take a moment to absorb the irony.
article Week to talk about responsible gambling (10/15/2016)
(Australia) -- Ballarat apprentices will be targeted by a responsible gambling initiative at Federation University this week after revelations of an upsurge in sports...
article Media Watch challenges TV’s gambling addiction (10/11/2016)
(Australia) -- The exponential growth of gambling advertising and its likeness to tobacco’s playbook caused alarm on last night’s Media Watch. The ABC...
article Suicide attempts, overdoses at Star Casino among reasons for 173 ambulance calls a year, FOI documents show (9/30/2016)
(Australia) -- Ambulances have been called to the Star Casino in Sydney 173 times a year on average since 2011, with suicide attempts and overdoses among the most common...
article Gambling Disease Kills One Australian a Day, But It's Too Lucrative to Cure (9/28/2016)
(Australia) -- After struggling with a gambling addiction for 13 years, Kate Seselja had enough. The 37-year-old mother of six was contemplating driving her car into a...
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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...
article Internet Gaming Not As Addictive As Gambling, Study Finds (11/7/2016)
(UK) -- A recently concluded research at Oxford University suggests that the mere act of playing internet games is not as addictive as compared to gambling. As defined...
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Mobile Gaming

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...
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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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Sports Betting

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...
article Future of sports betting: the pitfalls (11/12/2016)
(Australia) -- When Dr. Christopher Hunt first began working at the University of Sydney Gambling Treatment Clinic in Australia, he recalls seeing "one or two...
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Millennials

article BLOG: Millennials And Gambling Addictions (11/16/2016)
(USA) -- Millennials (technically anyone who has reached adulthood by the year 2000) are the generation of the Internet. There has been tons of talk about how these...
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Ontario Gaming

article "Set money and time limits" when gambling at Belleville's new casino: gambling educator says (11/10/2016)
(Ontario) -- Heather Ly has some advice for people who visit the new Shorelines Casino Belleville to gamble, when it opens next spring. "Set some money and time...
article OLG Casino Brantford hosts problem gambling prevention program (10/13/2016)
(Ontario) -- Problem gambling is something that ruins lives and tears apart families. That’s why the Responsible Gambling Council was on hand at the OLG Casino...
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Sands Corp.

article Man can't stop gambling at Sands casino, police say (10/17/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- A New York man is facing a trespass charge after he allegedly voluntarily placed himself on an exclusion list and continued to gamble at Sands Casino...
article New York man can't stop gambling, police say (10/16/2016)
(New York) -- A New York man who agreed to stay out of Pennsylvania casinos was caught last week at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, state police said. Ngan Chan, 51,...
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West Virginia Gaming

article Gambling support group helps transform man’s life (10/16/2016)
(West Virginia) -- Walking out of a casino, faced with the next day’s sunlight, Marshal Verzich realized he had just gambled for 18 straight hours. “When I...
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eSports

article Gamblit takes esports racing game into casinos with G-Sports platform (9/23/2016)
(USA) -- Gamblit Gaming wants to modernize casinos for today’s millennials. And that’s why it’s announcing its G-Sports esports platform, which will...
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Other News

article Hardcore cyber gambling operator raided a fifth time (1/15/2017)
(Borneo) -- A stubborn cyber gambling operator was raided again yesterday, despite being raided four times last year, in a 1.15am operation on the outlet at a commercial...
article Former UTEP student sentenced to 3 years probation for role in gambling operation (1/15/2017)
(Texas) -- A former University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) student has been sentenced to three years of probation for his role in a gambling operation at the school....
article Gambler with tales of Sin City excess denies money laundering plan at Sydney's Star casino (1/14/2017)
(Australia) -- It was the big question high rolling gambler Robert J. Cipriani needed to explain to FBI agents investigating a US cocaine kingpin who had trafficked a...
article Gambling habit lands passbook thief in police net (1/14/2017)
(India) -- A passion for gambling turned a 62-year-old man into an alleged criminal, as he allegedly started stealing passbooks of account holders from banks and later...
article State agents take down Tampa illegal gambling operation (1/14/2017)
(Florida) -- Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested four people Friday night in connection with a gambling operation. Agents say two...
article Now even Tessa Jowell - the architect of 'crack cocaine' gambling - demands a new clampdown on addictive game machines (1/13/2017)
(UK) -- A former Labour culture secretary has demanded stricter regulation of gambling – despite encouraging betting when she was in power. Tessa Jowell brought in...
article Researchers say that Winnipeg pilot program is a bad gamble (1/12/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A professor out of the University of Manitoba is calling the Winnipeg casino decision to open their doors for 24 hours a day over the weekends is a bad...
article Man, 20, with gambling habit stepped in front of train after spending £1,200 in just one day (1/11/2017)
(UK) -- A young man whose gambling had caused him financial problems killed himself by stepping out in front of a train, an inquest heard. Nathan Saunders was 20 years...
article Problem gamblers being welcomed at state addiction treatment centers (1/9/2017)
(New York) -- Albany is apparently seeing a growing problem with gambling addiction and is allowing the state's public addiction treatment centers to provide more...
article New study takes a closer look at the biology of gambling addiction (1/8/2017)
(UK) -- A new study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry showed that cravings related to gambling addiction stimulate the same pathways in the brain as...
article VIDEO: Hannah Harrison on how sustainability brings in new products (1/8/2017)
(Australia) -- Negative propaganda is not new in the gambling industry. In fact, anti-gambling advocates have been relentless in their campaign to dissuade people from...
article Abilify Gamblers, from Teens to Retirees (1/8/2017)
(Florida) -- Anyone taking Abilify, from teens to retirees, is potentially at risk of compulsive or uncontrollable urges to binge eat, shop and have sex—and mostly...
article Sunland Park Casino to fight youth gambling (1/8/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The Unified Prevention (UP!) Coalition for a Drug Free Doña Ana County, an initiative of the Southwest Center for Health Innovation, has been awarded a $...
article MCA warns youths against gambling (1/8/2017)
(Kenya) -- Hospital Ward MCA J.B Mwangi has warned that gambling could impact negatively on youths, insisting that many have lost their hard earned cash through it. He...
article Kansas man with gambling habit sentenced for tax fraud scheme (1/8/2017)
(Missouri) -- The owner of a Kansas City restaurant was sentenced in federal court Thursday for filing a false tax return as part of a scheme to avoid paying more than $...
article New York: Problem gambler services expand (1/7/2017)
(New York) -- Legal gambling is expanding in the state, and services to help those addicted to the wager games is growing too. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that...
article Columbus bar, two women charged with illegal gambling (1/7/2017)
(Ohio) -- Agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit filed charges Thursday in Franklin County Municipal Court against two Columbus women for their part in an illegal...
article Celebrities Affected by Addictive Gambling Behaviour (1/6/2017)
(USA) -- It is common knowledge that stars just love spending their money for buying everything from enormous real estates to shiny jewels, luxury cars and vacations...
article Big Data In Gaming: How A 360-Degree View Of Customers Helps Spot Gambling Addiction (1/5/2017)
(Finland) -- Big Data and advanced analytics can give us insight into almost anything, but one of the top use cases today focuses on better understanding customers in...
article New research shows gambling is as addictive as drugs and alcohol (1/4/2017)
(UK) -- COMPULSIVE gamblers are hot-wired in the same way as drug and alcohol addicts, with new research showing the same part of the brain active in cravings and...

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