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Brains of gambling addicts: High stakes, high risk, and a bad bet - Science Daily

Gambling Addiction - Sat, 2017-04-15 08:51

Science Daily

Brains of gambling addicts: High stakes, high risk, and a bad bet
Science Daily
Gambling addiction is a mental disorder characterized by excessive risk-taking despite negative results. Scientific studies using functional MRI -- fMRI, a method of looking at active areas of the brain -- have previously shown that addicts have ...
Why gamblers can't help upping the stakes: Addicts have a poor ability to adapt to high risk situationsDaily Mail

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High stakes, high risk: Gambling addicts have poor ability to assess situations - Economic Times

Gambling Addiction - Fri, 2017-04-14 23:28

Economic Times

High stakes, high risk: Gambling addicts have poor ability to assess situations
Economic Times
WASHINGTON: Gambling addicts, beware! A new study suggests that gambling addicts have a poor ability to assess and adapt to high risk situations. The study was published in journal 'Translational Psychiatry'. Gambling addiction is a mental disorder ...
Gamblers have a poor ability to adapt to risky situations | Daily Mail ...Daily Mail

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High stakes, high risk, and a bad bet | EurekAlert! Science News - EurekAlert (press release)

Gambling Addiction - Fri, 2017-04-14 06:57

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High stakes, high risk, and a bad bet | EurekAlert! Science News
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Gambling addiction is a mental disorder characterized by excessive risk-taking despite negative results. Scientific studies using functional MRI have previously ...

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Gambling addiction rises sharply due to economic plight: data - Yonhap News

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2017-04-13 00:14

Gambling addiction rises sharply due to economic plight: data
Yonhap News
The number of people diagnosed with a gambling addiction has increased sharply in recent years, official data showed Thursday, as the protracted economic ...

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Gambling Addicts Find Voluntary Maryland Casino Ban Unhelpful - NBC4 Washington

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-10 21:51

NBC4 Washington

Gambling Addicts Find Voluntary Maryland Casino Ban Unhelpful
NBC4 Washington
A program through which people voluntarily ban themselves from Maryland's six casino is being criticized as toothless and unhelpful by local gambling addicts. About 1,400 people have enrolled in the program, which was required under the state law ...

Japan weighs measures against gambling addiction before casinos debut - The Japan Times

Gambling Addiction - Sun, 2017-04-09 22:19

The Japan Times

Japan weighs measures against gambling addiction before casinos debut
The Japan Times
As Japan prepares for its first Las Vegas-style casino resorts, the government is considering restrictions on existing gambling establishments, including pachinko parlors and race tracks, in a bid to tackle addiction. The legalization of casinos in ...

Gambling addiction treatment costs likely to rise if casinos are ... - Charleston Post Courier

Gambling Addiction - Sun, 2017-04-09 08:13

Charleston Post Courier

Gambling addiction treatment costs likely to rise if casinos are ...
Charleston Post Courier
As South Carolina lawmakers continue to float the idea of legalizing casinos to help raise state revenue, they are likely to be confronted with another issue: ...

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Limerick addiction: 'Gambling took everything from me – and nearly took my life' - Limerick Leader

Gambling Addiction - Sat, 2017-04-08 05:06

Limerick Leader

Limerick addiction: 'Gambling took everything from me – and nearly took my life'
Limerick Leader
I was missing family, having no money for food, making up numerous lies, deceit, everything. I've often said it - I'd much rather be an alcoholic or a drug addict, because there's only so much you can drink, or your body can take. Whereas with gambling ...

Netflix's New Poker Movie Is Like 'Drinking Buddies' Meets 'Rounders' - Thrillist

Gambling Addiction - Fri, 2017-04-07 15:07

Thrillist

Netflix's New Poker Movie Is Like 'Drinking Buddies' Meets 'Rounders'
Thrillist
The director and star share a co-writing credit on Win it All, which tells the story of Eddie, a gambling addict struggling to get his life together. Eddie is a familiar Chicago type: big smile, messy beard, gold necklace, crew-neck sweatshirt. He ...
Netflix's 'Win It All' Is Joe Swanberg's Most Complete Film To Date ...Decider
Win It All ReviewWe Got This Covered

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Saltash care boss and £1,000-a-month gambling addict Sharon ... - Cornwall Live

Gambling Addiction - Fri, 2017-04-07 08:02

Cornwall Live

Saltash care boss and £1,000-a-month gambling addict Sharon ...
Cornwall Live
A care home boss who conned an elderly resident out of £9000 to feed her £1000-a-month gambling addiction has narrowly avoided a prison sentence. Sharon ...

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Gambling addict jailed for paying lenders with six fraudulent ... - Belfast Telegraph

Gambling Addiction - Fri, 2017-04-07 04:02

Belfast Telegraph

Gambling addict jailed for paying lenders with six fraudulent ...
Belfast Telegraph
A "mean-spirited" man who gave cheques he knew couldn't be cashed to two people he owed money to has been jailed. Michael Desmond Smyth (36) admitted ...

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Downpatrick gambler bounced cheques worth £11,000 which he ... - Belfast Live

Gambling Addiction - Fri, 2017-04-07 03:14

Belfast Live

Downpatrick gambler bounced cheques worth £11,000 which he ...
Belfast Live
A man was branded "mean-spirited" and jailed after he bounced cheques worth more than £11,000 which he made out to two people he owed money to.

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Why gambling addiction should be treated as a public health issue ... - ABC Local

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2017-04-06 18:33

ABC Local

Why gambling addiction should be treated as a public health issue ...
ABC Local
Do you think gambling addictions should be treated as a health issue? About 100000 to 150000 Australians have a serious addiction to gambling.

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Gambling addict handed over cheques for £11000 he knew couldn't be cashed - Belfast Newsletter

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2017-04-06 12:37

Belfast Newsletter

Gambling addict handed over cheques for £11000 he knew couldn't be cashed
Belfast Newsletter
During sentencing, the court heard that “every penny” obtained by Smyth was used to fund his gambling addiction. It also emerged that Smyth felt a “sense of satisfaction” when he was borrowing money, knowing he couldn't pay it back. Smyth handed over a ...

Brain disorder cause of gambling addiction, study shows - The Japan Times

Gambling Addiction - Wed, 2017-04-05 00:32

Brain disorder cause of gambling addiction, study shows
The Japan Times
The group, led by Hidehiko Takahashi, associate professor at Kyoto University, found that gambling addicts showed reduced activity in the frontal lobe. The findings are expected to help in the development of a novel treatment for problem gambling.

Office of Substance Abuse Services, Education Department hope to prevent teen gambling addiction - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-03 22:34

Office of Substance Abuse Services, Education Department hope to prevent teen gambling addiction
WatertownDailyTimes.com
In 2014, the National Council on Problem Gambling estimated that 2.2 percent of American adults were affected by gambling addiction. State data reported that half of seventh- through 12th-graders in New York had gambled at least once in that previous year.

Office of Substance Abuse Services, Education Department hope to prevent teen gambling addiction - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-03 09:50

Office of Substance Abuse Services, Education Department hope to prevent teen gambling addiction
WatertownDailyTimes.com
In 2014, the National Council on Problem Gambling estimated that 2.2 percent of American adults were affected by gambling addiction. State data reported that half of seventh- through twelfth-graders in New York had gambled at least once in that ...

Don't feed province's gambling addiction - The North Bay Nugget

Gambling Addiction - Fri, 2017-03-31 00:04

The North Bay Nugget

Don't feed province's gambling addiction
The North Bay Nugget
However, what happens when your government begins to manipulate the law for its own benefit and thus becomes what it tries to protect us from becoming - addicts, more preciously gambling addicts? Is it even possible for an organization to become an ...

No More Gambling - Hartford Courant

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2017-03-30 15:17

No More Gambling
Hartford Courant
It has been clearly demonstrated that casinos spread gambling addiction, debt, bankruptcies, broken families and crime. Nor does gambling deliver on the promise of jobs, for a great many of these are low-paid, part-time positions which do little to ...

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Used car salesman conned garage out of thousands to fund gambling addiction - WalesOnline

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2017-03-30 15:01

WalesOnline

Used car salesman conned garage out of thousands to fund gambling addiction
WalesOnline
A used car salesman conned his employer out of thousands of pounds and stole a luxury car to fund his gambling habit, a court heard. Robert McNamara, who worked as a general sales manager for Griffin Mill Garages, based in Pontypridd, pleaded guilty to ...