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Louisiana's Compulsive Gambling Problem - TheFix.com

Wed, 2017-03-01 04:26

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Louisiana's Compulsive Gambling Problem
TheFix.com
Understanding the breadth of gambling addiction in Louisiana is complex, to say the least. Janet Miller, the executive director of the Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling (LACG), said, “I think we have not seen in the clinical field the true ...

Otto: March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month - Roanoke Times

Wed, 2017-03-01 01:05

Roanoke Times

Otto: March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Roanoke Times
For most people, this is not a problem. Gambling is, after all, one of the oldest of human activities. However, for some people gambling is as dangerous as a harmful drug. Gambling addiction can ruin lives. It can lead to bankruptcy, divorce, theft ...
UKGC Releases New Report on Gambling Participation, Attitudes ...Casino Guardian

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Problem gambling programs set March 3, 29 - CapeGazette.com

Tue, 2017-02-28 11:04

CapeGazette.com

Problem gambling programs set March 3, 29
CapeGazette.com
"Our programs for PGAM will raise awareness that problem gambling is an addictive disorder with potentially catastrophic consequences, but is treatable, and the consequences can be reduced or eliminated," says council Executive Director Arlene M. Simon.

Golf course forced to sell off land after gambler steals $330000 from club - GolfDigest.com

Tue, 2017-02-28 11:04

GolfDigest.com

Golf course forced to sell off land after gambler steals $330000 from club
GolfDigest.com
In Australia this week, Sharon Breyiannis was sent to prison after admitting to stealing money from Rossdale Golf Club to feed her gambling addiction. The court had given her time to repay the debt -- she was originally arrested in 2014 -- but after ...

Gambling addict jailed after stealing $330,000 from golf club - The Age - The Age

Mon, 2017-02-27 22:19

The Age

Gambling addict jailed after stealing $330,000 from golf club - The Age
The Age
A gambling addict whose thefts of more than $330000 sent a golf club into financial peril has been jailed and ordered to repay the money she stole.

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Gambling addict jailed after stealing $330000 from golf club - The Sydney Morning Herald

Mon, 2017-02-27 22:17

Gambling addict jailed after stealing $330000 from golf club
The Sydney Morning Herald
A golf club couldn't afford to maintain its greens and began to lose members after a would-be accountant stole more than $330,000 in bar takings and membership fees. Aspendale's Rossdale Golf Club was forced to sell part of its land to stay afloat ...

You can now ban yourself from NY casinos - WGRZ.com

Mon, 2017-02-27 16:18

WGRZ.com

You can now ban yourself from NY casinos
WGRZ.com
“By engaging all stakeholders involved in the issue — problem gambling treatment providers, casino operators and regulators — and venturing into the community, we are driving focus to the issue and making more resources available for those who need ...

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Newington forum on gambling addiction today - Bristol Press

Sun, 2017-02-26 20:28

Bristol Press

Newington forum on gambling addiction today
Bristol Press
“With the advent of so many well-publicized gambling facilities, the temptations of the big win may ensnare ordinary persons from all levels of life.” Cohen has invited two Tonys to tell their tales that evening — both recovering gambling addicts ...

Convicted thief siphoned more than $1 million from Sydney ... - dailytelegraph.com.au

Sun, 2017-02-26 12:51

dailytelegraph.com.au

Convicted thief siphoned more than $1 million from Sydney ...
dailytelegraph.com.au
A CONVICTED thief siphoned off more than 1 million from Sydneys mothballed desalination plant into her personal bank account to feed her gambling addiction.

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Nippon Ishin no Kai bill targets gambling woes in bid to move casino policies forward - The Japan Times

Sat, 2017-02-25 23:52

The Japan Times

Nippon Ishin no Kai bill targets gambling woes in bid to move casino policies forward
The Japan Times
On the other hand, cash-strapped regional governments hoping to host casino resorts worry that, without strong guarantees of central government support, including funding, to deal with gambling addiction and other social problems that arise from ...

Program Monday on gambling addiction - Newbritainherald

Sat, 2017-02-25 20:54

Newbritainherald

Program Monday on gambling addiction
Newbritainherald
“With the advent of so many well-publicized gambling facilities, the temptations of the big win may ensnare ordinary persons from all levels of life.” Cohen has invited two Tonys to tell their tales that evening — both recovering gambling addicts ...

Gambling addict embezzled £134,000 from Post Office - STV - STV News

Thu, 2017-02-23 15:15

Gambling addict embezzled £134,000 from Post Office - STV
STV News
Daryl Louden, 26, stole the money from his workplace in Ferry Road, Edinburgh, over a period of eight months in 2016 and spent it on online gambling sites.

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Gambling addiction group sponsors March events - The News Journal

Thu, 2017-02-23 10:07

The News Journal

Gambling addiction group sponsors March events
The News Journal
The Delaware Council on Gambling Problems will sponsor events to recognize March as National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. This year's theme is "Have the Conversation" and a number of events are planned to educate the public about problem ...

Gambling Addiction Problems Explained: Slot Machines Put Gamblers in a 'Trance,' Study Reveals - Latinos Health

Thu, 2017-02-23 00:37

Latinos Health

Gambling Addiction Problems Explained: Slot Machines Put Gamblers in a 'Trance,' Study Reveals
Latinos Health
Gambling addiction is then most likely caused by slot machines in which players feel like they're going in a trance, according to studies. According to Mail Online, the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC conducted an experiment to assess whether ...

Bookies launch scheme to tackle gambling addiction in young people - TheGazette.co.uk

Wed, 2017-02-22 09:45

TheGazette.co.uk

Bookies launch scheme to tackle gambling addiction in young people
TheGazette.co.uk
YOUNG gamblers in Paisley are to get help to beat their addiction in a new scheme backed by the town's bookies. Charity workers say many young people in Renfrewshire have a “hidden addiction” and are considered “problem” or “at risk” gamblers. Now the ...

Slot machines lull gambling addicts into a trance | Daily Mail Online - Daily Mail

Tue, 2017-02-21 18:07

Daily Mail

Slot machines lull gambling addicts into a trance | Daily Mail Online
Daily Mail
Research conducted by the University of British Columbia (UBC) has found that people who are experienced with slot machines lose track of time and their ...
Slot-machine addiction linked to immersion in the game ...Science Daily

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Veteran who lost millions wants military to screen for gambling addiction - KIRO Seattle

Tue, 2017-02-21 13:28

KIRO Seattle

Veteran who lost millions wants military to screen for gambling addiction
KIRO Seattle
He said gambling addiction is a threat to the health of service members and to national security, whether it's the pressures of being in debt or the debt being used to get information or other details. He said the concern is real when it comes to ...

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Slot-machine addiction linked to immersion in the game - Science Daily

Tue, 2017-02-21 12:20

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Slot-machine addiction linked to immersion in the game
Science Daily
"Slot machines are one of the most popular forms of gambling worldwide, but they are also the form most consistently linked to gambling addiction," said Spencer Murch, the study's lead author and a UBC psychology graduate student. "By understanding why ...
Problem gamblers more likely to enter slots “immersive zone”CalvinAyre.com

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New study takes a closer look at the biology of gambling addiction - Addiction Now

Tue, 2017-02-21 06:38

Addiction Now

New study takes a closer look at the biology of gambling addiction
Addiction Now
A new study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry showed that cravings related to gambling addiction stimulate the same pathways in the brain as addiction to drugs and alcohol. Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the ...

Betting turf war is torpedoing efforts to help problem gamblers - The Guardian

Tue, 2017-02-21 01:00

Betting turf war is torpedoing efforts to help problem gamblers
The Guardian
The row over the role that FOBTs play in addiction reflects the limited amount of hard evidence on problem gambling. One of the most comprehensive studies, by research group NatCen, looked at whether people who hold loyalty cards with bookmakers ...