Gambling Addiction


EA games: Loot boxes aren't gambling, they're just like a Kinder Egg - BBC News

4 hours 24 min ago
EA games: Loot boxes aren't gambling, they're just like a Kinder Egg  BBC News

A vice president of EA games has defended the company's use of loot boxes, saying they're just the same as Kinder Eggs. Kerry Hopkins was speaking in front ...

Paul Scholes Hit With £8,000 Fine For Gambling Breach - VegasSlotsOnline

4 hours 37 min ago
Paul Scholes Hit With £8,000 Fine For Gambling Breach  VegasSlotsOnline

Paul Scholes has been fined £8000 fine after the FA found him to have broken its gambling rules over a four-year period starting in 2015.

Mass. Prepares To Confront Gambling Addiction, Ahead Of Encore Casino Opening - WBUR

6 hours 6 min ago
Mass. Prepares To Confront Gambling Addiction, Ahead Of Encore Casino Opening  WBUR

As Massachusetts basks in anticipation of a $98 million tax windfall from Wynn Resorts' Everett casino, which opens this weekend, the state is also preparing for ...

Your Brain Gets a Dopamine Hit From Information - Technology Networks

6 hours 49 min ago
Your Brain Gets a Dopamine Hit From Information  Technology Networks

Can't stop checking your phone, even when you're not expecting any important messages? Blame your brain. A new study by researchers at UC Berkeley's ...

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley accuses AFL of hypocrisy over gambling - ABC News

Wed, 2019-06-19 22:32
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley accuses AFL of hypocrisy over gambling  ABC News

Following a player's suspension for betting on a match, AFL coaches, a former player and a gambling researcher warn gambling poses a problem for the league, ...

Woolworths under fire as NSW pubs are investigated over free drinks for pokies players - ABC News

Wed, 2019-06-19 21:26
Woolworths under fire as NSW pubs are investigated over free drinks for pokies players  ABC News

An investigation into two pubs who allegedly supplied free drinks to pokies players has embroiled supermarket giant Woolworths with the Alliance for Gambling ...

Maine Legislature Passes Bill To Legalize Sports Wagering With ‘Free Market’ Model - Sports Handle

Wed, 2019-06-19 17:37
Maine Legislature Passes Bill To Legalize Sports Wagering With ‘Free Market’ Model  Sports Handle

Maine is close to passing a "free market" model that allows retail and online sports betting from operators not "tethered" to physical locations.

5+ Best Tools for Quitting Gambling - - VENTS Magazine

Wed, 2019-06-19 16:52
5+ Best Tools for Quitting Gambling -  VENTS Magazine

We all love when the godly odds favor the underdog, hitting the big one with its last shot; and, while is true that fortune favors the bold; there is a very fine line ...

Legal secretary sentenced to county jail for stealing from employer - Scranton Times-Tribune

Wed, 2019-06-19 15:02
Legal secretary sentenced to county jail for stealing from employer  Scranton Times-Tribune

SCRANTON — A former legal secretary who stole more than $175,00 from her employer will go to jail, Lackawanna County Judge Vito Geroulo ruled today.

New York Finally Approves Sports Betting - The Libertarian Republic

Wed, 2019-06-19 14:15
New York Finally Approves Sports Betting  The Libertarian Republic

It's been a long, hard road to get there, but New York has finally taken a step towards joining the rest of the civilized world, and allowing sports betting on a small ...

Chisago City woman sentenced in Roseville Bingo Hall embezzlement scheme - KSTP

Wed, 2019-06-19 14:04
Chisago City woman sentenced in Roseville Bingo Hall embezzlement scheme  KSTP

Along with Borash, two others face charges for their role in the scheme ...

How information is like snacks, money, and drugs -- to your brain - EurekAlert

Wed, 2019-06-19 12:32
How information is like snacks, money, and drugs -- to your brain  EurekAlert

A new study by researchers at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business has found that information acts on the brain's dopamine-producing reward system in the ...

EA is Trying to Rebrand Loot Boxes as "Surprise Mechanics" - Screen Rant

Wed, 2019-06-19 12:22
EA is Trying to Rebrand Loot Boxes as "Surprise Mechanics"  Screen Rant

In the latest of a long saga of questionable moves from EA, the company is now attempting to rebrand its loot boxes as 'surprise mechanics.'

Man charged with $279K Aurora business theft surrenders, settles lawsuit - Chicago Daily Herald

Wed, 2019-06-19 10:43
Man charged with $279K Aurora business theft surrenders, settles lawsuit  Chicago Daily Herald

A DeKalb man accused of stealing $279000 from a family business in Aurora in 2013 is free on bond after surrendering to authorities and has reached a ...

GameSense Addiction Program of Massachusetts Assists Hundreds of Players - VegasSlotsOnline

Wed, 2019-06-19 10:01
GameSense Addiction Program of Massachusetts Assists Hundreds of Players  VegasSlotsOnline

The GameSense program, which offers assistance to gambling addicts in Massachusetts, including self-exclusion options, has served 571 individuals so far.

Problem debt: People to be given 'breathing space' - BBC News

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:20
Problem debt: People to be given 'breathing space'  BBC News

People in serious debt in England and Wales are going to be given 60 days of "breathing space" where they can't be chased up for repayments and don't have ...

Problem debt: People to be given 'breathing space' - BBC News

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:20
Problem debt: People to be given 'breathing space'  BBC News

The government announces a 60-day period for people in serious debt not to be chased for repayments.

Bookmakers pledge £100m to avoid gambling crackdown - BBC News

Wed, 2019-06-19 03:49
Bookmakers pledge £100m to avoid gambling crackdown  BBC News

The UK's biggest gambling firms are offering the government a significant increase in the money they contribute to tackling problem gambling. The owners of ...

EDITORIAL: As Encore opens, state looks at the tax benefits - The Daily News of Newburyport

Wed, 2019-06-19 01:30
EDITORIAL: As Encore opens, state looks at the tax benefits  The Daily News of Newburyport

The state's second resort casino opens Sunday in Everett, a much-hyped and very visible structure to anyone commuting from the north into Boston.