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World Health Organization says gaming addiction is a disease - TNW

Tue, 2018-01-02 18:04

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World Health Organization says gaming addiction is a disease
TNW
At the same time, I'm not sure I'd put it in the same category as substance abuse and gambling addiction. For its part, at least one body in gaming has pushed back against the inclusion of gaming in the Compendium. The Entertainment Software ...
Is Video Game Addiction Real?Gizmodo
ESA rebukes World Health Organization 'gaming disorder' classificationGamasutra
Video 'gaming disorder' to be officially labeled as a diseaseChicago Tribune
New Scientist -ExtremeTech
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It's time to legalize sports betting | Columns | enterprisepub.com - Blair Enterprise Publishing

Tue, 2018-01-02 17:03

Blair Enterprise Publishing

It's time to legalize sports betting | Columns | enterprisepub.com
Blair Enterprise Publishing
As I sit here and watch these wonderful bowl games between teams like Northern Illinois and Duke, it hit me like a ton of bricks how insane it is that.

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Municipalities do the right thing in opting out of consideration for casinos - LancasterOnline

Tue, 2018-01-02 07:29

LancasterOnline

Municipalities do the right thing in opting out of consideration for casinos
LancasterOnline
All 60 Lancaster County municipalities have opted out of consideration to have a Category 4 casino, according to state Sen. Scott Martin, a Martic Township Republican. Earlier this month, Martin and fellow state Sen. Ryan Aument, also a Republican ...

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What will government do about gambling addiction? - expressandstar.com

Tue, 2018-01-02 04:28

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What will government do about gambling addiction?
expressandstar.com
Now there seems to be a concern with gambling and it's going to be interesting to see how the government react to this problem. It seems more of us are becoming addicted to gambling and with the internet available 24/7 it's easy to see how some can get ...

Ronnie Lewry sentenced for laundering almost £11000 to fund gambling addiction - The Argus

Tue, 2018-01-02 04:24

The Argus

Ronnie Lewry sentenced for laundering almost £11000 to fund gambling addiction
The Argus
A GAMBLER who laundered thousands of pounds to fund his gambling addiction has been convicted. At the end of June last year, Eclipse Financial Management Limited, an insurance broker based in Tangmere, overpaid Pen Underwriting £10,937.35. The client ...
Bognor man convicted for laundering almost £11k - Bognor Regis ...Bognor Regis Observer

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Lebanon City Council Faces Decision on Putting Keno on Ballot - Valley News

Mon, 2018-01-01 23:10

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Lebanon City Council Faces Decision on Putting Keno on Ballot
Valley News
Others argue councilors have a responsibility to discourage gambling and should not put keno to a vote. The game could increase occurrences of problem gambling and disproportionately harm the area's elderly and low-income populations, Councilor Clifton ...
Lebanon City May Revive Ballot Question on Whether to Allow Keno GamesCasino Reports

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NFB interactive documentary Thank You for Playing explores problem gambling - The Suburban Newspaper

Sun, 2017-12-31 17:04

The Suburban Newspaper

NFB interactive documentary Thank You for Playing explores problem gambling
The Suburban Newspaper
In any given year, approximately 79 percent of Canadians participate in some form of gambling, and more than 35 percent of casino profits come from players who have a gambling problem. The hidden side of gambling is the focus of the NFB's new 20-minute ...

Is Video Game Addiction Unscientific Bullshit? - Gizmodo - Gizmodo

Fri, 2017-12-29 10:46

Gizmodo

Is Video Game Addiction Unscientific Bullshit? - Gizmodo
Gizmodo
The World Health Organization is on the verge of officially recognizing a phenomenon that researchers have been studying since the Super Nintendo era: video game addiction. Scientists and public health advocates who back the move say that compulsive ...
Video Game Addiction Will Be Recognized As A Mental Health Disorder In 2018mindbodygreen.com
Is Video Game Addiction Really Just Unscientific Bullshit?Chiang Rai Times
World Health Organization Considers Recognizing 'Gaming Disorder'ExtremeTech
CBC.ca -The Nerd Stash (press release) -Santa Clarita Valley Signal
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Ex-gambling addict from Little Sutton runs through pain barrier in charity challenge - The Chester Standard

Fri, 2017-12-29 04:09

The Chester Standard

Ex-gambling addict from Little Sutton runs through pain barrier in charity challenge
The Chester Standard
A gambling addict who turned his life around through distance running has pushed himself through the pain barrier to complete an amazing fundraising challenge. Web developer Antony Smith, of Little Sutton, spent this year trying to run 1,000 miles in ...

World Health Organization is recognizing gaming disorder as a mental health condition - Mashable

Thu, 2017-12-28 11:33

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World Health Organization is recognizing gaming disorder as a mental health condition
Mashable
This isn't the first time video game addiction has come up in an official capacity. In 2013, The American Psychiatric Association (APA) considered "internet gaming disorder" as an entry in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and ...
World Health Organization moves closer to recognizing 'gaming disorder'Polygon
Video game addiction could be recognized as mental disorder in 2018WEAR
World Health Organization: Video gaming can become an addictionFox5NY
Chicago Tribune -Gamasutra -eTeknix -The Independent
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How running saved my life, by former gambling addict - ChesterChronicle.co.uk

Thu, 2017-12-28 06:01

ChesterChronicle.co.uk

How running saved my life, by former gambling addict
ChesterChronicle.co.uk
At university easy access to student loans, overdrafts and grants funded his gambling along with borrowing from family and a part-time job. Like many habitual gamblers he enjoyed the occasional good day but such days were rare. After the Mexican match ...

Video games are unlocking child gambling. This has to be reined in - The Guardian

Thu, 2017-12-28 03:27

The Guardian

Video games are unlocking child gambling. This has to be reined in
The Guardian
In a tale of gambling addiction posted to Reddit shortly before Christmas, the numbers were as shocking as they were unsurprising. First the anonymous addict frittered away $200 (£149), in November 2016. Then $700 more, later that month. Then $300 ...

Video game addiction could be recognized as mental disorder in 2018 - WEAR

Wed, 2017-12-27 21:29

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Video game addiction could be recognized as mental disorder in 2018
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David Zimmerman, a counselor at Piedmont Place Health and Wellness, said he often treats patients for video game addiction, but it usually is an underlying issue of a bigger problem. He said with the new classification, counselors and doctors can look ...
World Health Organization: Video gaming can become an addictionFox5NY
'Gaming Disorder' proposed as an addiction by the World Health OrganizationPC Gamer
World Health Organization looks to diagnose excessive video game playing as "Gaming Disorder"Concho valley homepage
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City of Addict Entrepreneurs - New York Times

Wed, 2017-12-27 16:53

New York Times

City of Addict Entrepreneurs
New York Times
In 2010, the Affordable Care Act mandated that plans on its exchanges offer substance abuse benefits. Suddenly, millions of adults were insured and the population of people seeking treatment ballooned. Among the first to notice were the former addicts ...

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Court rules Wynn can go after $800000 gambling marker - Las Vegas Sun

Wed, 2017-12-27 15:23

Court rules Wynn can go after $800000 gambling marker
Las Vegas Sun
... for costs, attorney fees and interest. Both Wynn and Tofani appealed. Wynn wanted repayment of the entire marker. Judge Jerome Tao said the marker constituted a valid contract. “There is simply no scenario in which Tofani just gets to keep the ...

Gambling-style apps offered on Facebook without age checks ... - The Guardian

Wed, 2017-12-27 13:23

The Guardian

Gambling-style apps offered on Facebook without age checks ...
The Guardian
Fears grow over children's risk of addiction as fixed-odds betting terminal supplier offers 'social games' aimed at young people.

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Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia warns parents about 'loot boxes' - Beckley Register-Herald

Wed, 2017-12-27 02:05

Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia warns parents about 'loot boxes'
Beckley Register-Herald
CHARLESTON — An organization aiming to help people with gambling addiction is warning West Virginia parents about “loot boxes” in mobile games. Sheila Moran, director of communications with The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia, said loot ...

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GGRAsia – Japan moves to allow families to apply for gambler ... - GGRAsia

Tue, 2017-12-26 23:06

GGRAsia – Japan moves to allow families to apply for gambler ...
GGRAsia
The Japanese authorities have announced measures to allow its citizens to apply to have family members barred from entering any of the country's gambling facilities and from online betting. The move aims to curb problem gambling in the country ...

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The World Health Organization may soon recognize video game addiction - Popular Science

Tue, 2017-12-26 14:37

Popular Science

The World Health Organization may soon recognize video game addiction
Popular Science
Most of us understand how diseases like alcoholism and drug addiction can cause pain and suffering. Craving a cigarette or a stiff drink on occasion is one thing, but addiction forces an individual to behave in unusual—and often destructive—ways in ...
Video Gaming Disorder Is Now a Mental Health ConditionPsychology Today (blog)
WHO to classify 'gaming addiction' as mental health disorderNew York Daily News
Video gaming disorder to be officially recognised for first timeNew Scientist
Forbes -The Economic Times
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Japan Racing Association creates new program to assist online ... - World Casino Directory

Tue, 2017-12-26 10:00

World Casino Directory

Japan Racing Association creates new program to assist online ...
World Casino Directory
In efforts to assist with gambling problems in Japan, the Japan Racing Association (JRA) is set to introduce a new program that will allow family members of gambling addicts to block individuals from taking part in online horse betting. On Monday, the ...
Racing group rolls out new system for Japan's problem gamblersCalvinAyre.com

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