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Former gambling addict recalls the heavy price of his habit - Newsday

Sat, 2018-05-19 04:00

Newsday

Former gambling addict recalls the heavy price of his habit
Newsday
Dave recalls the day in 1976 when he sat in his office at his department store job in Nassau County and contemplated how to commit suicide. Gambling had ruined his life. He'd been married and divorced three times by the age of 39. He'd lost three jobs ...

Help for gambling addiction no sure bet - Press Herald

Fri, 2018-05-18 19:39

Press Herald

Help for gambling addiction no sure bet
Press Herald
The federal government mostly leaves gambling regulation, and gambling addiction programs, up to the states. Only 17 states pay for one or more full-time staff positions to help problem gamblers, according to a 2016 survey of problem gambling services ...

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Hubby's gambling addiction crashes 21-year-old marriage - Vanguard

Fri, 2018-05-18 09:44

Vanguard

Hubby's gambling addiction crashes 21-year-old marriage
Vanguard
Barakat had filed the suit on the grounds of gambling, failure in parental responsibilities and request of the child's custody. In her testimony before the court, the woman alleged that Ibrahim was an addicted gambler and had failed to cater for her ...

As sports betting expands, gambling addiction services fall behind - Christian Science Monitor

Fri, 2018-05-18 08:26

Christian Science Monitor

As sports betting expands, gambling addiction services fall behind
Christian Science Monitor
After the Supreme Court's decision earlier this week permitting sports betting, those involved in gambling addiction recovery are worried that without robust support systems problem gambling will only increase. The national average, among the 40 states ...

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Sports betting: Odds favor complications from compulsive gambling - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thu, 2018-05-17 16:50

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sports betting: Odds favor complications from compulsive gambling
Minneapolis Star Tribune
It's a malady more common than one might think. Compulsive gambling addiction is “one of the fastest rising addictions in the United States,” according to the Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan website. “I'll get one or two calls ...

My father went to prison for what he did to feed his gambling addiction – why won't the government do more? - The Independent

Thu, 2018-05-17 15:09

Wall Street Journal

My father went to prison for what he did to feed his gambling addiction – why won't the government do more?
The Independent
We talk about the hundreds of thousands of people with a gambling addiction in this country but we forget the families. In our case, my father's addiction affected him, me, my mum, my two brothers, our extended family, our community and his employer.
UK Looks to Slow Down Pace of Gambling Addicts' LossesWall Street Journal
I'm a libertarian, but still I say betting curbs are long overdueThe Guardian
Oisín McConville calls for extension of gambling law changeBBC News
Reuters -The Star -BBC News
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UK Looks to Slow Down Pace of Gambling Addicts' Losses - Wall Street Journal

Thu, 2018-05-17 12:36

Wall Street Journal

UK Looks to Slow Down Pace of Gambling Addicts' Losses
Wall Street Journal
LONDON—The U.K. government set out plans to sharply cut the maximum stake in fixed-odds betting terminals in an effort to wean addicts off electronic gaming machines that allow gamblers to bet repeatedly at speed. The maximum stake will be cut to £2 ...
My father went to prison for what he did to feed his gambling addiction – why won't the government do more?The Independent
Why limiting fixed-odds betting terminals is a busted flushThe Guardian
Oisín McConville calls for extension of gambling law changeBBC News
Reuters -The Star -BBC News
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Experts Worry That Legalized Sports Betting Will Create More Addiction - TheFix.com

Thu, 2018-05-17 12:08

TheFix.com

Experts Worry That Legalized Sports Betting Will Create More Addiction
TheFix.com
Will legalized sports betting lead to more problems with addiction? That's a concern shared by experts on gambling addiction, who worry that Monday's Supreme Court ruling to allow sports betting will only create more people who struggle with a gambling ...
Gambling addiction line preps for West Virginia sports bettingParkersburg News
Sports betting is inevitable, so Iowa must revitalize gambling treatment programDesMoinesRegister.com
Possible Legalization of Sports Betting Brings Warning of Gambling Addiction RiskKOAM-TV
QNS.com -Kotatv -Supreme Court
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Amid casino expansion, New York state spends more money to fight gambling addiction - NewYorkUpstate.com

Thu, 2018-05-17 09:15

NewYorkUpstate.com

Amid casino expansion, New York state spends more money to fight gambling addiction
NewYorkUpstate.com
ALBANY, NY -- With new casinos operating across Upstate New York and the prospect of sports betting becoming legal soon, New York state this week announced new spending to curb gambling addiction. The state's Office of Alcoholism and Substance ...

Changes to fixed-odds betting terminals will not apply in NI - BBC News

Thu, 2018-05-17 05:56

BBC News

Changes to fixed-odds betting terminals will not apply in NI
BBC News
A former GAA star who had a gambling addiction has said it is "unbelievable" that changes concerning fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will not apply in Northern Ireland. Oisin McConville described the machines as the "crack cocaine" of the gambling ...
"Addiction will always be the monkey on my shoulder" admits former GAA star Oisín McConvilleLeitrim Observer

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'Treat Me Like Fire's Stacy Martin, Tahar Rahim & Marie Monge On High-Stakes Addiction Thriller – Cannes Studio - Deadline

Thu, 2018-05-17 03:37

Deadline

'Treat Me Like Fire's Stacy Martin, Tahar Rahim & Marie Monge On High-Stakes Addiction Thriller – Cannes Studio
Deadline
I sort of focused on that more so than the gambling addiction, because that was something that he brought in.” To portray Abel, Rahim visited the gambling circles that are making a resurgence in Paris. “I've been really impressed in a way to see how in ...

Britain cuts top stake on gambling machines on addiction fears - Reuters

Thu, 2018-05-17 00:39

Reuters

Britain cuts top stake on gambling machines on addiction fears
Reuters
The opposition Labour Party's deputy leader Tom Watson said on his Facebook page: “This announcement signals the end of the reign of destruction and misery that FOBTs have brought on the lives of gambling addicts and their families and communities for ...
Gambling addict lost £3500 in 39 minutes on fixed-odds betting terminalsBT.com

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Legal Sports Betting is About to Sweep the Nation. Services for Gambling Addicts Probably Won't. - The Pew Charitable Trusts (blog)

Wed, 2018-05-16 23:15

The Pew Charitable Trusts (blog)

Legal Sports Betting is About to Sweep the Nation. Services for Gambling Addicts Probably Won't.
The Pew Charitable Trusts (blog)
The federal government mostly leaves gambling regulation, and gambling addiction programs, up to the states. Only 17 states pay for one or more full-time staff positions to help problem gamblers, according to a 2016 survey of problem gambling services ...

Gambling addiction line preps for West Virginia sports betting - Parkersburg News

Wed, 2018-05-16 22:20

TheFix.com

Gambling addiction line preps for West Virginia sports betting
Parkersburg News
The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia, the group that operates the 1-800-GAMBLER helpline, says it is fully prepared to offer treatment to anyone who calls the helpline asking for help with a sports betting addiction. The bill that passed ...
Experts Worry That Legalized Sports Betting Will Create More AddictionTheFix.com
Possible Legalization of Sports Betting Brings Warning of Gambling Addiction RiskKOAM-TV
Sports betting is inevitable, so Iowa must revitalize gambling treatment programDesMoinesRegister.com
Reuters -Richmond.com -Supreme Court
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Prospect of legal sports betting could lead to showdown in Ohio - WLWT Cincinnati

Wed, 2018-05-16 16:54

WLWT Cincinnati

Prospect of legal sports betting could lead to showdown in Ohio
WLWT Cincinnati
Whatever the sports betting landscape ends up looking like in Ohio, Katie Shaw, who treats gambling addicts at the Center for Addiction Treatment, wants to remind everyone of the damage gambling can do. "I work with a lot of outpatient gambling clients ...

Possible Legalization of Sports Betting Brings Warning of Gambling Addiction Risk - KOAM-TV

Wed, 2018-05-16 16:52

KOAM-TV

Possible Legalization of Sports Betting Brings Warning of Gambling Addiction Risk
KOAM-TV
Mark McDonald, a Joplin area counselor, said problem gambling is already here but most addicts are underground. He says gambling addicts have the highest rate of suicide attempts of compulsive behaviors because it can be so financially damaging to a ...

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Our Opinion: Court triggers a perilous gambling gold rush - Berkshire Eagle

Wed, 2018-05-16 15:05

Philly.com

Our Opinion: Court triggers a perilous gambling gold rush
Berkshire Eagle
Gambling addiction can ruin the lives of individuals, families and entire communities as bettors lose caution and good judgment in the relentless search for the big win. It is a regressive activity, in that it inordinately affects the poor who have ...
Supreme Court ruling on sports betting is a loser | EditorialPhilly.com
Sciria: Possibility of sports betting in New York changes everythingAuburn Citizen
With PASPA Reversed, Attention Turns to Potential Federal Involvement in Sports BettingTheLines.com
Hartford Courant -ClutchPoints -Supreme Court
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County, Senecas eye sports gambling take - Salamanca Press

Wed, 2018-05-16 14:31

Salamanca Press

County, Senecas eye sports gambling take
Salamanca Press
Haberer said the Senecas, too, will be looking to cash in on this latest gambling opportunity to compliment their casinos and hotels. Haberer said legislators should consider setting some of the tax revenue aside to address gambling addiction. There ...

Daines joins forces with Democrat Warren to introduce legislation to help gambling addiction in military - KTVH

Wed, 2018-05-16 12:13

KTVH

Daines joins forces with Democrat Warren to introduce legislation to help gambling addiction in military
KTVH
WASHINGTON D.C. – Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines is reaching across the aisle to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to introduce a bill to address gambling addiction among service members. The Gambling Addiction ...

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