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Former conservation district administrator sentenced to federal prison for stealing grant funds - Battle Creek Enquirer

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-07-31 14:56

Battle Creek Enquirer

Former conservation district administrator sentenced to federal prison for stealing grant funds
Battle Creek Enquirer
Her attorney, J. Thomas Schaeffer said his client has a gambling addiction and used the stolen money at Firekeepers Casino in Emmett Township. "It is not an excuse but an explanation about why she did it," Schaeffer told the Enquirer. "It is an addiction.

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Already in decline, Japan's pachinko industry now braces for gambling-addiction regulations - The Japan Times

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-07-31 01:32

The Japan Times

Already in decline, Japan's pachinko industry now braces for gambling-addiction regulations
The Japan Times
The rules, aimed at curbing gambling addiction, are part of a policy barter that helped legalize casinos in 2016 despite widespread opposition. Then the Diet passed new regulations on casino developments last month, including those on gambling addiction.

Hawley and Whyte column: State must take responsibility for problems related to gambling - Richmond.com

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2018-07-30 20:33

Richmond.com

Hawley and Whyte column: State must take responsibility for problems related to gambling
Richmond.com
By Carolyn Hawley and Keith Whyte. The proposed massive expansion of gambling in Virginia under the guise of historical racing exposes the historic failure of the commonwealth to take any responsibility for social costs of gambling addiction. A state ...

Financial adviser stole £15m from his clients to fund gambling addiction - Telegraph.co.uk

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2018-07-30 12:40

Telegraph.co.uk

Financial adviser stole £15m from his clients to fund gambling addiction
Telegraph.co.uk
He then transferred the large sums invested into his own bank account, using the cash to set up a restaurant called Let's Meat, make mortgage and school fees payments, visit Greece and Israel and feed his long-standing gambling addiction. He handed his ...
Gambling addict adviser jailed for six years over £14.5m Ponzi schemeCitywire.co.uk

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Will New Hampshire bet on sports gambling? - The Keene Sentinel

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2018-07-30 10:07

Will New Hampshire bet on sports gambling?
The Keene Sentinel
“If we pass it, in the next budget gambling addiction funds would be one of the first things to get cut. Depending on what the final bill is, if people are allowed to gamble large sums of money every day and they can place bets on their phone, it could ...

Gambling addiction isn't casual - Scranton Times-Tribune

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2018-07-30 02:03

Scranton Times-Tribune

Gambling addiction isn't casual
Scranton Times-Tribune
As they relentlessly rake in tax revenue from money that gamblers lose to casinos and expand that model, legislators should commission a comprehensive study on the social impact of gambling, the effectiveness and funding levels of anti-addiction ...

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Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport - thejournal.ie

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2018-07-30 01:33

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Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport
thejournal.ie
Speaking on RTÉ's Sunday Sport yesterday, Higgins said that he was concerned about some of the cases of gambling among the GAA community and had met people who had suffered because of a gambling addiction. “If I had my way, I wouldn't have ...
President's proposal to ban gambling ads in sport not practical, says bookmakersIrish Examiner
President Michael D Higgins calls for legislation to crack down on advertising of gambling in sportThe Irish Sun
President Michael D Higgins wants gambling advertising removed from sportIndependent.ie
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The Teen Gambling Problem: Why Parents Shouldn't Make Bets in Front of the Kids - Fatherly

Gambling Addiction - Sun, 2018-07-29 07:36

Fatherly

The Teen Gambling Problem: Why Parents Shouldn't Make Bets in Front of the Kids
Fatherly
It turns out that the rate of gambling addiction in young people aged 14 to 19 years can be two to seven times higher than in adults. “Studies have found that as many as 15% of youth have gambling problems,” says Mendez. “Kids and teens do gamble, but ...

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Fun88, SportPesa and M88 among the football bookies failing to help gambling addicts - The Times

Gambling Addiction - Sat, 2018-07-28 17:05

The Times

Fun88, SportPesa and M88 among the football bookies failing to help gambling addicts
The Times
Foreign gambling companies that sponsor Premier League clubs and share in football betting revenues worth £1.4bn a year have failed to pay a single penny to the leading charity for gambling addicts this financial year. Betting companies are required by ...

Will NH bet on sports gambling? - Seacoastonline.com

Gambling Addiction - Sat, 2018-07-28 16:57

Seacoastonline.com

Will NH bet on sports gambling?
Seacoastonline.com
“If we pass it, in the next budget gambling addiction funds would be one of the first things to get cut. Depending on what the final bill is, if people are allowed to gamble large sums of money every day and they can place bets on their phone, it could ...

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Respected Virgin Money worker pocketed £70000 from bank to fund gambling addiction - ChronicleLive

Gambling Addiction - Sat, 2018-07-28 06:02

ChronicleLive

Respected Virgin Money worker pocketed £70000 from bank to fund gambling addiction
ChronicleLive
A respected bank worker secretly pocketed more than £70,000 from his employers to fund his “out-of-control” gambling addiction. Craig Atkinson was a mortgage accounts control analyst at Virgin Money Plc, in Gosforth, Newcastle, when he began siphoning ...

Spencer Christian to speak at problem-gambling conference in Mystic - theday.com

Gambling Addiction - Fri, 2018-07-27 13:28

Spencer Christian to speak at problem-gambling conference in Mystic
theday.com
Christian, who became a household name as a weatherman, feature reporter and co-host of ABC's “Good Morning America” during the late 1970s and early '80s, struggled with a serious gambling addiction, which he wrote about in a memoir published this ...

Japan's pachinko industry braces for anti-addiction regulation - Reuters

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2018-07-26 17:05

Reuters

Japan's pachinko industry braces for anti-addiction regulation
Reuters
A government survey last year found that 3.6 percent of Japanese have been addicted to gambling at some point, higher than the 1-2 percent average in other developed countries, and that pachinko was the top destination for gamblers. The industry has ...

Japan finally gets casinos - Betting big - The Economist - The Economist

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2018-07-26 09:02

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Japan finally gets casinos - Betting big - The Economist
The Economist
THE sun beats down on a queue of punters outside the Espace pachinko parlour in central Tokyo. Inside is an air-conditioned oasis. Japanese people wage ...
The Race is On for Japan Gaming Licenses | Fox BusinessFox Business
Japan's Upper House Enacts Casino Legalization Bill, Yakuza Eye OpportunityOnline Poker.net

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Addiction: Officials say children are the next problem gamblers - WTRF

Gambling Addiction - Wed, 2018-07-25 14:39

WTRF

Addiction: Officials say children are the next problem gamblers
WTRF
Problem gambling can happen anywhere, to anyone. That's why the Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia is around to give support and help. But 1-800-GAMBLER is also focused on how problem gambling affects more than just the person ...

ECHO readers divided over 'protest' by gambling addict who smashed up 7 bookies - Liverpool Echo

Gambling Addiction - Wed, 2018-07-25 11:51

Liverpool Echo

ECHO readers divided over 'protest' by gambling addict who smashed up 7 bookies
Liverpool Echo
The explanation of a gambling addict who smashed up seven William Hill bookmakers has sharply divided ECHO readers. Eric Baptista, 30, was hauled to court and handed a suspended prison sentence after smashing betting machines and TV screens at ...

Man smashed up seven bookies with hammer 'to send message about gambling addiction' - Mirror.co.uk

Gambling Addiction - Wed, 2018-07-25 05:07

Mirror.co.uk

Man smashed up seven bookies with hammer 'to send message about gambling addiction'
Mirror.co.uk
A man who smashed up seven bookmakers in a "protest" after losing up to £1,000-a-week gambling says he was glad it raised the issue of addiction. Eric Baptista, 30, says he believes high street bookmakers should do more to allow problem gamblers to bar ...

Fitzy makes emotional confession about his past - New Idea

Gambling Addiction - Wed, 2018-07-25 00:08

New Idea

Fitzy makes emotional confession about his past
New Idea
Fitzy made the revelation that he struggled to make ends meet due to a gambling habit. The Fitzy and Wippa star revealed: 'Those four years that I had in the AFL, I punted a lot of my money up the wall. My old man was devastated by that, because he ...

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Dramatic moment gambling addict finally snaps and smashes up William Hill bookies - Liverpool Echo

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-07-24 22:03

Liverpool Echo

Dramatic moment gambling addict finally snaps and smashes up William Hill bookies
Liverpool Echo
This is the moment a gambling addict who lost up to £1,000-per-week snapped and smashed up a William Hill bookies. Eric Baptista, 30, says he believes high street bookmakers should do more to allow problem gamblers to bar themselves from branches.

Former Rapides DA bookkeeper sentenced to prison after thefts - Alexandria Town Talk

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-07-24 16:23

Alexandria Town Talk

Former Rapides DA bookkeeper sentenced to prison after thefts
Alexandria Town Talk
He said he knows from past cases that most people battling addictions "don't get help until the walls come tumbling down." Higgins said Beard's medical records show she has a severe gambling problem. Although he said he wasn't trying to make excuses ...
Former Rapides DA's Office bookkeeper sentenced to 37 months in prisonKALB News (press release)

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