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Gambling Addiction

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...
article Online sports betting ramps up risks for problem gamblers (6/25/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Legalized online sports betting’s arrival in Pennsylvania has brought that type of gambler a modernized, convenient world of credit card use,...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
article As Sports Betting Expands, Gambling Treatment Services Do Too (8/1/2019)
(New York) -- Sports betting has expanded to casinos in upstate New York, including Tioga Downs in Nichols. At the same time, there’s now more help for folks with...
article OP/ED: Take a cue from Britain on sports gambling (7/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A rise in the number of children as problem gamblers has the government cracking down. States in the U.S. rushing to allow sports gambling should...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

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",...
article Worries of gambling addiction increase as sports betting comes to Iowa (8/1/2019)
(Iowa) -- After the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved the rules for sports betting in the state of Iowa, some are worried about the impacts the gambling could...
article Iowa treatment center expects surge in gambling problems when sports betting starts (7/31/2019)
(Iowa) -- With sports betting weeks away, some are concerned the easy access to gambling through apps on your phone or tablet could make it dangerous for those addicted...
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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...
article Cape Assist Offers Counseling Services For Gambling Addiction (7/21/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Cape Assist partners with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey to offer funded treatment to those suffering from gambling problems and their...
article Bombarded by ads, can NJ’s compulsive gamblers stay clean? (6/11/2019)
(New Jersey) -- If you're an avid radio listener or TV viewer in New Jersey, you likely haven't gone a day recently without hearing or seeing an advertisement...
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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...
article Casino points gambling addicts in right direction (7/31/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- It has become increasingly easy for Americans to gamble away their money, as casinos continue to pop up and online gaming has offered a way to take a...
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Illinois Gaming

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,...
article Gambling critic warns Illinois more gambling could bring more problems (7/1/2019)
(Illinois) -- A gambling critic said the state could lose a bet on how many jobs will be created by expanding Illinois’ gambling industry. While state officials...
article Illinois gambling addiction program expects enrollment surge (6/29/2019)
(Illinois) -- A confidential list of more than 13,000 people in Illinois registered in a voluntary casino exclusion program for gambling addicts is projected to grow...
article State’s all-in gambling expansion offers new temptation for those struggling to stay out (6/23/2019)
(Illinois) -- They’re pharmacists and nurses, doctors and dentists, lawyers and laborers, retirees and millennials. Some have master’s degrees. Others...
article Illinois’ Gaming Expansion Could Be a Losing Bet for Problem Gamblers (6/18/2019)
(Illinois) -- More casinos, more slots and legalized betting on sports. As Illinois prepares to expand gambling to every corner of the state – including slot...
article As Illinois expands gambling, it will also try to determine how many gambling addicts it has (6/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- Before he managed to kick his gambling habit in 2014, Chris — a 62-year-old lawyer and grandfather — saw a good chunk of his retirement account...
article The Most Neglected Public Health Issue: Gambling (6/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- In light of the new Illinois gambling expansion bill, National Director of Stop Predatory Gambling Les Bernal joins WGN Radio’s Karen Conti to...
article As Illinois Expands Gambling, It Will Also Try to Determine How Many Gambling Addicts It Has (6/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- Illinois will finally conduct a thorough study of the gambling problem in the state — the first such survey in nearly 30 years. It said it will spend more...
article Hefferman: Sports betting in Illinois will have social costs (6/9/2019)
(Illinois) -- It was my third straight night at The President. I wasn't there for the 24-hour buffet, which occasionally was my home for breakfast after a big...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Kentucky Derby

article Kentucky Gov. rejects gaming as pension solution and names suicides as part of its societal costs (8/2/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin repeated and expanded on his opposition to legalizing expanded gaming during a Wednesday radio interview. He said suicides are...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Lifetime ban available to compulsive gamblers who can't resist entering state casinos (8/2/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Ray Fluette has spent his casino career watching people win -- and lose. "They couldn't even tell you how much they're winning or losing...
article How to make gambling more safe for the consumer (7/4/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Many Gaming Associations have made revisions in their set of standard rules to address the various sports betting issues. It incorporates publicising...
article Massachusetts’ GameSense program has enrolled 571 people looking for help with gambling addiction since launching (6/18/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- It’s not the dazzling billboards or the sheer volume of casinos that turns the temptation to gamble into a costly, nagging habit, but often the...
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Nebraska Gaming

article Time for 'serious conversation' about casino gambling, NU president says (8/1/2019)
(Nebraska) -- As Iowa regulators roll out the rules for sports betting in state casinos, state schools stand to benefit from even more gambling revenue. It's a...
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Seneca Niagara

article Clarence woman admits stealing $233,000 from incapacitated dad (8/1/2019)
(New York) -- The daughter of a man who died Tuesday in a Lockport nursing home owes his estate $200,000, which she stole from her father's bank accounts while she...
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New York Gaming

article Gambling addict overcomes problem, raises awareness as legal sports betting begins in CNY (7/31/2019)
(New York) -- The sounds of winning slot machines could be music to your ears. Add legal sports betting, which casinos in Central New York are set to launch in August,...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Cape Assist offers gambling addiction treatment (7/22/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- For those in Cape May County dealing with a gambling problem, one Wildwood addiction counseling service is now offering resources closer to home. Cape...
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Mental Health

article Problem gamblers much more likely to attempt suicide – study (7/21/2019)
(UK) -- Problem gamblers are significantly more likely to attempt suicide, according to a pioneering study that has prompted calls for the government to do more to...
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Ohio Gaming

article Gambling addict found guilty of stabbing wife 60 times after losing bet (7/17/2019)
(London) -- A gambling addict has been found guilty of hacking his wife to death while in a rage over a losing bet. Vicious Jalal Uddin, 47, slashed and chopped at 31-...
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Maryland Gaming

article MORON ALERT: Maryland’s government created a website to deter gambling. It ended up promoting casinos. (7/16/2019)
(Maryland) -- State legislative auditors accused Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration of lax oversight of hundreds of millions of dollars in grants —...
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Pojoaque Pueblo

article After 2 years, admitted embezzler at NNMC charged (7/13/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A former financial supervisor at Northern New Mexico College has been charged with embezzlement, more than two years after she admitted to State Police...
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Elizabeth Warren

article Sen. Elizabeth Warren Introduces Gambling Disorder Bill to Help Military Service Members Dealing With Addiction (7/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is again introducing federal legislation to help active-duty military members who might be struggling...
article Lee, Warren introduce bill to fight veteran gambling addiction (7/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Susie Lee and 2020 Democratic presidential aspirant Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts unveiled legislation Tuesday designed to address the...
article U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren files updated gambling addiction bill (7/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren filed a bill Wednesday that would require the Department of Defense to develop programs to treat active duty service...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM launches responsible gambling program at New York’s Empire City Casino (7/8/2019)
(New York) -- MGM Resorts International has rolled out GameSense, an MGM Resorts-wide program that aligns responsible gambling policies with enhanced customer service...
article MGM launches GameSense responsible gambling program at Empire City (7/2/2019)
(New York) -- MGM Resorts International has launched GameSense, described by the firm as an industry-best, company-wide program that aligns responsible gambling policies...
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Florida Gaming

article DeSantis vetoes warnings on lottery tickets, saying they would "negatively impact Florida students" (7/1/2019)
(Florida) -- Lawmakers seeking to slap gambling-addiction warnings on state lottery tickets and advertising once again failed to scratch out a winner. On Friday, Gov....
article Florida has a gambling problem and DeSantis should admit it (6/20/2019)
(Florida) -- If the first step to addiction recovery is admitting you have a problem, Florida is near a historic breakthrough. The state might officially admit it’...
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Loot Boxes

article Study: Video game 'loot boxes' linked to gambling addiction in young people (7/1/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A new study claims "loot boxes" and "pay to win" systems in video games can cause gambling addictions in young people. These...
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New Hampshire Gaming

article Glitch Allowed Self-Identified "Problem Gamblers" To Continue Betting In New Jersey (6/22/2019)
(New Jersey) -- "Problem gambling" was and will continue to be a hot topic for all states looking to partake in the regulated sports betting market, and this...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Mass. Prepares To Address Gambling Addiction Ahead Of Long-Awaited Casino Opening (6/21/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts' long-awaited casino opens this weekend just outside Boston, and the commonwealth of Massachusetts is expecting a windfall: almost $...
article Mass. Prepares To Confront Gambling Addiction, Ahead Of Encore Casino Opening (6/20/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Israel Rosario worked as a craps dealer at Mohegan Sun for more than a decade. It was a fun job, he said, but concerns about some of the regulars...
article AUDIO: Mass. Prepares To Confront Gambling Addiction, Ahead Of Encore Casino Opening (6/20/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Israel Rosario worked as a craps dealer at Mohegan Sun for more than a decade. It was a fun job, he said, but concerns about some of the regulars...
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International Game Technology

press release IGT recognized for responsible gaming measures with G4 accreditation (6/20/2019)
(Worldwide) -- International Game Technology (IGT) has become the first gaming supplier to receive G4 accreditation for both its digital and gaming divisions after it...
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Other News

article Number of people being treated for problem gambling reaches record levels (8/21/2019)
(UK) -- The number of people being treated in the health service for problem gambling has reached record levels, with more than 250 cases reported by treatment units...
article One gambling addict a day goes into hospital as betting craze intensifies (8/17/2019)
(UK) -- The number of gambling addicts who end up in hospital has shot up by more than a quarter in just one year. New figures show that 335 people were treated for...
article Former 'rising star' employee receives probation for stealing from University of Minnesota via reselling computers (8/14/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A former University of Minnesota employee described by a judge as a “rising star” at the school was sentenced Wednesday to eight years’...
article Short odds on gambling addiction (8/12/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Gamblers lost $3.3 billion to Pennsylvania casinos from July 1, 2018, through June 30. That period was the state government’s 2019 fiscal year,...
article Signs your gambling is a problem and what you can do about it (8/11/2019)
(Australia) -- "By the time I was 18, I kind of felt it was already out of control." Shayne Rogers grew up in a household where gambling was a very normal part...
article The battle for gambling’s soul (8/10/2019)
(UK) -- It’s been a busy summer at Colossus HQ, which hasn’t left much time for writing. Keeping up with gambling headlines has not made for pleasant reading...
article Comedian John Robins says gambling online while battling his addiction would have lead to his death (8/3/2019)
(UK) -- Comedian John Robins has said he would have probably killed himself if he had access to online gambling at the height of his addiction. The radio presenter...
article Casino points gambling addicts in right direction (8/1/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- It has become increasingly easy for Americans to gamble away their money, as casinos continue to pop up and online gaming has offered a way to take a...
article LETTER: My partner’s gambling habit has forced me to kick him out of the house (8/1/2019)
(UK) -- Gambling has forced me to kick out my partner. He has a terrible habit, not just in the bookies but online too and was showing my teenage son how to get into it.
article $2.2 Million Northeast Ag Embezzlement Case Delayed by Complexity (7/30/2019)
(USA) -- The federal embezzlement case against a St. Johnsbury woman has been delayed for 45 days due to the sheer volume of financial records the government has...
article UKGC launches industry-wide credit card consultation (7/24/2019)
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that a ’12-week consultation process’ will commence in mid-August, which could result in the banning...
article PALERMO: Tribes step up problem gambling efforts (7/22/2019)
(USA) -- American Indian governments, operators of the largest segment of the country’s legal gambling industry, are stepping up efforts to confront problem and...
article New Jersey Lottery Scratch-Off Cop Sent for Electric Shock Therapy, Sues ‘Corrupt’ Department (7/18/2019)
(New Jersey) -- A New Jersey police corporal says he was bullied into attending a gambling addiction clinic after buying lottery tickets, where he was forced to endure “...
article Gambling: health experts investigate scale of harm (7/17/2019)
(UK) -- Public health experts are investigating the harm caused by gambling to allow better targeted support for problem gamblers, peers have been told. Knowledge about...
article Jackson mayor's top aide Alex Reed opens up about his gambling addiction, his redemption in city hall (7/9/2019)
(Tennessee) -- It wasn't that long ago that Alex Reed was a rising political operative. He worked on a winning congressional campaign and secured a position in the...
article Gambling firms pledge £60m to help addicts after criticism (7/1/2019)
(UK) -- The UK's biggest gambling firms have agreed to contribute more money to fund treatment for problem gamblers. The owners of William Hill, Ladbrokes Coral,...
article Plan for clinics to tackle gambling addictions among young people (6/30/2019)
(Kenya) -- Jack Ritchie, aged 24, secured a degree in history, volunteered for work in Kenya helping potential entrepreneurs, then moved to Vietnam to teach English....
article Concerns children being targeted by gambling promotions (6/28/2019)
(UK) -- There is growing concern that gambling promotions are targeting children and young people in Wales. A study has found that around 66% of 11 to 16-year-olds have...
article NHS launches UK's first gambling clinic for children and backs tax on betting firms (6/25/2019)
(UK) -- The UKGC reported there are 55,000 children classed as having a gambling problem in Britain, and 450,000 are gambling regularly. The clinic will open as part of...
article The UK's Gambling Commission Has Fined Two Online Gaming Companies For Money Laundering Failings (6/25/2019)
(UK) -- Two online gaming companies will pay a total of £2.8 million for anti-money laundering (AML) compliance lapses, the UK Gambling Commission has announced.

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