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Lucrative gambling business comes under public scrutiny - swissinfo.ch

Tue, 2018-04-24 03:00

swissinfo.ch

Lucrative gambling business comes under public scrutiny
swissinfo.ch
The stakes are high as Swiss voters decide in June about a new gambling law, including a ban on using the websites of foreign casinos. Youth wings of several political parties have mounted a challenge. Supporters argue the legal amendment is a ...

Gambling-addicted grandma steals $1m from disability charity - 9news.com.au

Mon, 2018-04-23 23:14

9news.com.au

Gambling-addicted grandma steals $1m from disability charity
9news.com.au
A gambling-addicted Queensland grandmother who syphoned more than $1 million from a disability service has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Donna Healey, a long-term employee of the Horizons Respite and Recreations Association, made 866 bank ...

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Gambling addict jailed for setting lottery machine on fire - Shine News (press release)

Mon, 2018-04-23 22:46

Gambling addict jailed for setting lottery machine on fire
Shine News (press release)
A lottery enthusiast has been jailed for four years for arson after he set fire to a lottery machine to vent his frustration at spending more than 6 million yuan (US$950,148) gambling, according to the Pudong New Area People's Court. The man surnamed ...

Laois man tells Baz Ashmawy of gambling addiction disease that ... - Leinster Express

Mon, 2018-04-23 15:55

Leinster Express

Laois man tells Baz Ashmawy of gambling addiction disease that ...
Leinster Express
Laois man Padraig 'Podge' Bannon considered suicide to escape from his gambling 'disease', he revealed to Baz Ashmawy on RTÉ documentary All Bets are Off. Baz visited Podge at home in Killenard to discuss a facebook post in which the Laois man revealed ...
All Bets Are Off: Hooked on Baz Ashmawy's empathetic styleIrish Times

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Recognising and treating gambling addiction - The Straits Times

Mon, 2018-04-23 15:04

The Straits Times

Recognising and treating gambling addiction
The Straits Times
Mr Yeo (not his real name), an engineer in his fifties, began gambling for fun at Chinese New Year gatherings when he was just 13. As he grew older, he would play slot machines at a social recreational club, betting $10 to $20 to pass his time. However ...
Pathological gambling: how to recognize it, and what to do — AleteiaAleteia EN

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Recognising and treating gambling addiction, Health News & Top ... - The Straits Times

Mon, 2018-04-23 15:04

The Straits Times

Recognising and treating gambling addiction, Health News & Top ...
The Straits Times
Mr Yeo (not his real name), an engineer in his fifties, began gambling for fun at Chinese New Year gatherings when he was just 13.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Pathological gambling: how to recognize it, and what to do — AleteiaAleteia EN

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The Netherlands Declares Some Loot Boxes Illegal, Warns Developers to Modify Them - ExtremeTech

Mon, 2018-04-23 09:35

ExtremeTech

The Netherlands Declares Some Loot Boxes Illegal, Warns Developers to Modify Them
ExtremeTech
Few developments in gaming have caused as much controversy of late as the integration of loot boxes. In video game parlance, a loot box is an item you can purchase in-game, either by spending real money directly or by purchasing a specific type of ...

Clean Elections, Gambling Split Candidates - New Haven Independent

Mon, 2018-04-23 06:42

Clean Elections, Gambling Split Candidates
New Haven Independent
“Call it a 'resort.'” Bysiewicz said she would be concerned about the loss of $270 million in slot revenues from Native American-run casinos if a Bridgeport deal took effect. “The genie is out of the bottle,” Harris said of casino gambling. “It's here ...

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Opinion:Gambling does not pay the bills - The HawkEye

Mon, 2018-04-23 06:12

The HawkEye

Opinion:Gambling does not pay the bills
The HawkEye
It may be true that gambling helps the economy, but helping the economy is not worth someone's livelihood. Gambling may make a few people rich, but the fact that they inflict serious damage to a person's personality is grounds for nationwide ...

Controversial ex-CA justice fined for gambling - Rappler

Mon, 2018-04-23 02:55

Rappler

Controversial ex-CA justice fined for gambling
Rappler
... Appeals (CA) guilty of conduct unbecoming of a member of the judiciary over instances of gambling in a casino, and fined him P100,000. The decision penned by SC Associate Justice Samuel Martires with concurrences from 11 justices is a disappointing ...
Ex-CA justice fined for casino gamblingGMA News

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Olivia Sudjic: five books to get a grip on internet addiction - The Guardian

Sun, 2018-04-22 23:30

The Guardian

Olivia Sudjic: five books to get a grip on internet addiction
The Guardian
As former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris has been warning us for years, the medium is designed to be addictive, to manipulate us in the same way that slot machines work on gambling addicts. The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present ...

Relatives of gambling addicts would prefer them to be hooked on ... - Irish Mirror

Sun, 2018-04-22 23:01

Irish Mirror

Relatives of gambling addicts would prefer them to be hooked on ...
Irish Mirror
Addiction counsellor Barry Grant has slammed the Government here for their lack of action on imposing proper gambling laws.
Emmy-Winning TV Presenter Discusses Problem Gambling in ...Casino News Daily

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Melco Resorts May Have an Edge in Japan Casino Bidding - Motley Fool

Sun, 2018-04-22 05:20

Melco Resorts May Have an Edge in Japan Casino Bidding
Motley Fool
And like the Hard Rock Cafe, which last year established a local subsidiary in Japan for the express purpose of supporting "the company's growth plans in the region," Melco said it's willing to relocate its corporate headquarters to Japan if it's ...

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Four publishers must change in-game loot boxes to avoid Dutch gambling laws - Ars Technica

Fri, 2018-04-20 09:41

Ars Technica

Four publishers must change in-game loot boxes to avoid Dutch gambling laws
Ars Technica
The Gaming Authority notes in its report that it "has not yet received any signals that demonstrate that problem players and/or addicted players are opening loot boxes on a large scale." Still, it identifies a "moderate to high" addiction risk ...
Netherlands Gaming Authority cracks down on loot boxes in some gamesPC Gamer
Four popular PC games break Netherlands gambling rulesNL Times
4 video games accused of breaking Dutch gambling lawsCalvinAyre.com
Eurogamer.net -USgamer -DutchNews.nl -Juniper Research
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Kyle Lafferty: how the unfailing support of my wife helped me to beat gambling addiction - Belfast Telegraph

Fri, 2018-04-20 00:49

Belfast Telegraph

Kyle Lafferty: how the unfailing support of my wife helped me to beat gambling addiction
Belfast Telegraph
"The help of the club and my wife along the way has been a massive support for me," Lafferty said. "They just want what is best for me and to go eight months without gambling, especially with the place I was in, (means) I am in a good place." Speaking ...

Netherlands Gaming Authority cracks down on loot boxes in some games - PC Gamer

Thu, 2018-04-19 18:02

Eurogamer.net

Netherlands Gaming Authority cracks down on loot boxes in some games
PC Gamer
There is currently no evidence of large-scale loot box use among high-risk groups, but "the risk of gambling addiction in this group is many times higher than in adults." The report succinctly sums up the legality of loot boxes in its final section ...
The Netherlands declares some loot boxes are gambling - EurogamerEurogamer.net
Four popular PC games break Netherlands gambling rules | NL TimesNL Times
The Netherlands Find Four Games in Violation of Country's Gambling LawsUSgamer
DutchNews.nl -Gamasutra -Motherboard -Juniper Research
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Minnesota fugitive Lois Riess captured in Texas, officials say - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thu, 2018-04-19 13:56

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minnesota fugitive Lois Riess captured in Texas, officials say
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Lois Riess, the Minnesota grandmother with a gambling addiction, was captured Thursday night in South Texas, far from where she allegedly killed her husband in Minnesota and a woman who looked like her in Florida, according to local and national ...
Lois Riess, fugitive suspected of killing husband and look-alike, captured after nationwide manhuntWashington Post
Fugitive Lois Riess arrested in TexasKMSP-TV
Grandmother wanted for two murders is shown on Florida hotel ...Daily Mail
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