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Gambling Addiction

Illinois Gaming

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...
article FanDuel, DraftKings take to the airwaves in battle with Rivers Casino over legalized sports betting in Illinois (5/23/2019)
(Illinois) -- The battle over who gets a cut of legalized sports betting in Illinois is coming to your TV screen. Daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings,...
article Illinois keeping an eye on neighboring states as they move to expand gambling (5/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- Illinois has watched as several neighboring states have passed legislation to expand gambling. Now, as the end of the legislative session approaches on May...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
article Gaming experts talk responsible gambling ahead of Encore opening (5/16/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- As Encore Boston Harbor prepares to open in Everett in the next few weeks, experts from across the world gathered Thursday to discuss responsible...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

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’...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

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...
article State funding study on elderly and gambling at Plainridge (6/3/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- On any given afternoon, the slot machines at Plainridge Park Casino are populated largely by older adults who make up a key market segment for the...
article Councilor Worried About Impact Casino Will Have on Seniors (5/29/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- NBoston City Councilor Althea Garrison is worried about the impact casinos will have on Boston residents especially senior citizens. During the last...
article Critics tell lawmakers online gaming has health, social costs (5/29/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Not enough attention is being paid to the social and public health consequences of legalizing sports betting, particularly the ability to place wagers...
article Researchers seek to gauge impact of gambling parlors on nearby seniors (5/12/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Seniors are among the most loyal customers of casinos. But with limited income, fewer social outlets, and plenty of time on their hands, some older...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

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...
article Bet responsibly? A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen (6/3/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Video Gaming

article OP/ED: Gaming Disorder, Revisited (6/7/2019)
(London) -- Last week, on May 25, the World Health Organisation announced that "Gaming Disorder" (GD) had been officially included in the latest (eleventh)...
article Video game addiction is officially considered a mental disorder, says WHO (5/28/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Think your kid is addicted to video games? There could be something to it. The World Health Organization has made video game addiction an official mental...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Ortitay bill to help gambling addicts approved in House (6/5/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The state House this week approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-Cecil, to help those who violate the casino or video game terminal (...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article UNLV Conference Review: NCAA Still Adjusting To New Sports Betting Landscape (6/4/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Less than 15 months since the Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports betting, the NCAA still appears to be grappling with how the expansion of...
1 Article on this Issue

Montana Gaming

article A look at compulsive gambling issues in Montana (6/3/2019)
(Montana) -- Chasing after a rush is something most addicts are familiar with when it comes to substance abuse problems. But there’s another type of addiction that...
1 Article on this Issue

Penn National

article OP/ED: Penn National Gaming: their actions admit it - gambling causes problems (5/29/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming’s presentation at the March 4 public hearing was interesting. First, representatives said that PNG gives $30,000 annually (...
1 Article on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Responsible gaming strategies a challenge for Japan, experts say (5/28/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Japan is on the verge of becoming the second largest gaming market in the world behind Chinese gaming enclave Macau. The biggest concern on the horizon is...
article MGM Resorts Japan holds Responsible Gaming seminar in Osaka (5/22/2019)
(Japan) -- MGM Resorts Japan held a seminar titled “What is Responsible Gaming?” in Osaka on Tuesday, where the company’s Senior Advisor Global...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article The risky use of video game ‘loot boxes’ is associated with problematic gambling behaviors (5/25/2019)
(USA) -- Engagement with “loot boxes” — randomly generated prizes of undisclosed value that can be attained or purchased within a game — is...
article UBC study links videogame loot boxes and gambling (5/2/2019)
(British Columbia) -- UBC researchers studying videogames and addiction say they have found a link between loot boxes and gambling. The study, published last month in...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

American Gaming Association

article AGA Members’ Commitment to Responsible Marketing (5/23/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Last week, on the first anniversary of the Supreme Court reversal of PASPA, the American Gaming Association released the Responsible Marketing Code for...
1 Article on this Issue

Tennessee Gaming

article Gambling addiction a worry as state gets into game (5/23/2019)
(Tennessee) -- A little bet on a game? What’s the harm? For most people, the worst that will happen is losing a few bucks. For others, the little bet starts them...
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article $400,000 grants sees Australian universities look at harm reduction (5/22/2019)
(Australia) -- The New South Wales Office of Responsible Gambling has revealed that five universities spread across the country are to share an almost AU$400,000 kitty,...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Does New York have a gambling problem? Survey hopes to find out (5/16/2019)
(New York) -- After two decades of widely expanded state-sanctioned gambling opportunities in New York, officials with the Cuomo administration now want to find out what...
article NY state to study gambling addiction (5/16/2019)
(New York) -- The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services will begin the selection process to award a contract for a new examination into...
article Does New York have a gambling problem? Survey hopes to find out (5/16/2019)
(New York) -- After two decades of widely expanded state-sanctioned gambling opportunities in New York, officials with the Cuomo administration now want to find out what...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Singapore Gaming

article Roadshows to advocate responsible gambling (5/11/2019)
(Singapore) -- To advocate responsible gambling, a series of educational roadshows will be held across 24 venues over the next fortnight as part of Responsible Gambling...
1 Article on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article New sports betting law brings worries of addiction (5/10/2019)
(Indiana) -- Hoosiers will soon be able to legally bet on sports. The new legislation may lead to valuable revenue for the state, but not everyone thinks it's a good...
1 Article on this Issue

Maine Gaming

article Advocates warn of gaps in Maine’s gambling addiction program (5/8/2019)
(Maine) -- Mental health advocates warn that Maine does not have enough resources to address gambling addiction as state lawmakers seriously consider expanding gaming...
1 Article on this Issue

Ontario Gaming

article Closing of gambling research agency hinders front lines (5/7/2019)
(Ontario) -- The loss of an agency to combat the darker side of gambling will hurt all Ontarians, says the head of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, which...
article Ontario stops funding problem gambling research agency, orders closure (5/4/2019)
(Ontario) -- The Ontario government has eliminated funding to an organization that researches problem gambling, ordering it to wind down operations by the summer....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Connecticut Tackles Gambling Problem In Southeast Asian Community (5/6/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Experts say Asian Americans may have a heightened risk for problem gambling. Fortune and luck are big in some Asian cultures, and the tradition of...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Problem gambling gets less than sought by Sisolak (5/3/2019)
(Nevada) -- Lawmakers Friday voted to reduce what the governor sought for the problem gambling program by more than half and rejected the idea of earmarking Gaming...
1 Article on this Issue

Washington Gaming

article Washington to create a statewide no-play list to help gambling addicts (5/3/2019)
(Washington) -- Washington lawmakers are trying to step up efforts to address gambling addiction and ensure the resources are available for those in crisis. Governor...
1 Article on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article Oklahoma ranked No. 1 in casinos and fantasy sports (5/2/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- According to a national study, Oklahoma (on a per capita basis) is No. 1 in the nation the number of casinos per capita and the “legality of daily...
1 Article on this Issue

Morongo Tribe

article Financial strategies for the loved ones of problem gamblers (4/29/2019)
(California) -- Gambling addiction can have long-term effects on your family’s finances. Here are ways you can protect yourself and repair the damage caused when a...
1 Article on this Issue

Arizona Gaming

article WalletHub: Gambling addiction is not much of a problem in the Valley (4/28/2019)
(Arizona) -- Home to Turf Paradise horse track and several casinos, it’s not hard to see how someone could get hooked on gambling in the Valley. Fortunately for...
1 Article on this Issue

Mobile Gaming

article SCHUETZ: Phoning It In (4/27/2019)
(USA) -- I am the adult child of an alcoholic. One can use Google to look up the variety of implications that this can have on the development and psychology of the...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

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.
article Gambling: Why is it so addictive? (6/24/2019)
(UK) -- The first ever NHS clinic for young people addicted to gambling is opening in London later this year. The National Problem Gambling Clinic will help people aged...
article Gambling addiction clinic to help addicts aged 13 to 25 (6/23/2019)
(UK) -- The NHS is to open its first clinic for young gambling addicts. The National Problem Gambling Clinic will aim to offer support to people aged 13 to 25. It is...
article NHS to open first gambling clinic for children (6/23/2019)
(UK) -- The first NHS gambling clinic for children is opening amid growing concern that the rise of online gaming sites and targeted adverts is fuelling a problem among...
article The silent epidemic: Regulators fight back against gambling addiction (6/23/2019)
(Scotland) -- A national watchdog has launched its new strategy to reduce gambling harm in Scotland with a shift in emphasis away from the customer towards the industry...
article Rosario: You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, and when to get help (6/16/2019)
(Minnesota) -- He was confronted quietly while playing the high-stakes slots at the Little Six Casino in Prior Lake. He was taken to a back room, away from the crowd,...
article Top bookie boss supports mandatory profits levy for betting firms to help fight gambling addiction (6/15/2019)
(UK) -- The managing director of one of Britain’s biggest bookies has supported a mandatory levy on his company’s profits to combat gambling addiction....
article Your brain on gambling: Why we keep betting even when the chips are down (6/10/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- I had a funny thing happen to me the other day. I was in Las Vegas playing baccarat. Turns out, the game is really simple: There is no skill to it, and...
article PEACE OF MIND:Gambling apps can lead to magical thinking and addiction (6/1/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Several years ago, a co-worker approached me after lunch one day, pulled out a wad of bills from his pocket and said, “Look what I won on lunch...
article Councilor Worried About Impact Casino Will Have on Seniors (5/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Boston City Councilor Althea Garrison is worried about the impact casinos will have on Boston residents especially senior citizens.
article Gambling ruined Arnie Wexler’s young life -- and he fears for states legalizing sports wagering (5/30/2019)
(Oregon) -- Arnie Wexler told a story on Thursday on my radio show about the birth of his first child. It involved him slipping away during 37 hours of labor to visit...
article Norwegian pension fund withdraws gambling, alcohol investments (5/29/2019)
(Norway) -- A large Norwegian pension fund is taking a baffling stand. Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP) has announced it will no longer invest in companies that profit...
article Gaming disorder: What is it and why is it a problem? (5/28/2019)
(Worldwide) -- The World Heath Organization (WHO) has officially listed 'gaming disorder' as an illness. It was part of a big update to the International Classification...
article Kansas town’s treasurer charged with keeping taxpayer cash for herself, going to casino (5/27/2019)
(Kansas) -- The former treasurer of a Kansas town has been charged with defrauding the city, allegedly keeping taxpayer money for herself and spending some of the money...
article Woman who fell into £25,000 of debt says gambling addiction is not just a man's problem (5/26/2019)
(UK) -- A woman is calling for more to be done to help female gambling addicts, saying there is a misconception that it is only a man's problem. Katie Clarke, 31, sought...
article ‘Gaming disorder’ officially on World Health Organization’s list of diseases (5/25/2019)
(Worldwide) -- The World Health Organization today adopted a revision to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11),...
article Craig Carton will release video detailing his gambling addiction after sentencing April 5th (5/24/2019)
(New York) -- Former WFAN talk show host Craig Carton faces his sentencing on Friday, April 5th. Carton was found guilty last year of defrauding investors in a ticket...
article Bencon and Sightline collaborate to strengthen payment responsibility (5/22/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas headquartered Sightline Payments has joined forces with Bencon Technologies to utilise its voluntary self-exclusion solution for the online...
article One Year Post-PASPA, American Gaming Association Establishes Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering (5/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) today released a new set of self-regulations on advertising and marketing legal sports betting. The new “...

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