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Louisiana lawmaker spent $37000 in campaign funds on gambling - NOLA.com

Gambling Addiction - Wed, 2017-09-06 16:46

NOLA.com

Louisiana lawmaker spent $37000 in campaign funds on gambling
NOLA.com
Louisiana state Rep. Jerome 'Dee' Richard of Thibodaux said Wednesday he's repaying $37,000 that he misspent from his campaign account to gamble, describing an addiction that he said he thinks was a side effect to anti-Parkinson's disease medication ...
Louisiana Lawmaker Spent $37K in Campaign Funds to GambleU.S. News & World Report
Looks Like Dee Richard Is Having A Bad DayThe Hayride

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Louisiana lawmaker spent $37K in campaign funds to feed gambling addiction he says was side effect of medication - The Advocate

Gambling Addiction - Wed, 2017-09-06 15:33

The Advocate

Louisiana lawmaker spent $37K in campaign funds to feed gambling addiction he says was side effect of medication
The Advocate
A Louisiana state lawmaker said Wednesday he's repaying $37,000 he misspent from his campaign account to gamble, describing a gambling addiction that he said he believes was a side effect to anti-Parkinson's disease medication he used. Lafourche ...

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Online, interactive sports gambling addiction takes heavy toll on young men, says Tim Costello - ABC Online

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2017-09-05 21:01

ABC Online

Online, interactive sports gambling addiction takes heavy toll on young men, says Tim Costello
ABC Online
While poker machines have been a perennial concern for problem gambling among older Australians, there is a slick and deceptive juggernaut quickly taking hold of young men — sports gambling. According to Alliance for Gambling Reform spokesperson ...

Ban betting firms from sponsoring football shirts, says Labour - The Guardian

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2017-09-05 17:01

The Guardian

Ban betting firms from sponsoring football shirts, says Labour
The Guardian
Football clubs will be banned from signing shirt sponsorship deals with betting companies under a Labour government, as the party pledges to tackle a “hidden epidemic” of addiction and protect children from early exposure to gambling. The policy ...

Councillors won't gamble on addiction risk at expanded casino - CBC.ca

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2017-09-05 15:00

CBC.ca

Councillors won't gamble on addiction risk at expanded casino
CBC.ca
Deans said by giving the public more opportunity to gamble, the expansion could heighten the risk of gambling addiction. She urged her colleagues to impose restrictions on the casino, including reducing betting limits and removing ATMs from the premises.
Hard Rock Casino moves forward, with councillors calling for health considerationMetroNews Canada

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$832000 theft from church collections is latest gambling-related embezzlement - Appleton Post Crescent

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2017-09-04 17:21

Appleton Post Crescent

$832000 theft from church collections is latest gambling-related embezzlement
Appleton Post Crescent
“But they need to stay with the action and keep betting.” Gruber-Blozinski said the losses can become staggering over time. “It starts as fun, but as the gambling addiction worsens, the amount of money they need escalates,” she said. “They start out ...

Eight Whanganui venues 'pause the pokies' - New Zealand Herald

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2017-09-04 13:51

Eight Whanganui venues 'pause the pokies'
New Zealand Herald
Gambling harm promoter from Nga Tai O Te Awa, Hini Potaka-Gardiner, said the aim was to target working people who might have a gambling addiction. "For anyone that has a gambling addiction, it's going to interrupt their routine and hopefully get them ...

My online gambling addiction ruined my life - ABC Online

Gambling Addiction - Sun, 2017-09-03 20:25

ABC Online

My online gambling addiction ruined my life
ABC Online
I'm a gambling addict. Three years ago, I was convicted of white collar fraud, after I stole over $130,000 from my employer to fuel an insatiable addiction. My poison of choice was not poker machines, but online gambling. Racing, the thoroughbreds, the ...

John McCririck: Gambling Addicts Are "Responsible" For Their Own Actions - LBC

Gambling Addiction - Sat, 2017-09-02 03:33

LBC

John McCririck: Gambling Addicts Are "Responsible" For Their Own Actions
LBC
Gambling addiction is on the rise, and whilst some blame the gambling industry and addictive slot machines, McCririck told LBC that "we are all responsible for our own actions" and gambling addicts shouldn't be treated differently. He told Andrew ...

A clear signal to help the problem gambler - Christian Science Monitor

Gambling Addiction - Fri, 2017-09-01 13:54

Christian Science Monitor

A clear signal to help the problem gambler
Christian Science Monitor
The commission's stiff fine should help remind the global gambling industry that it must accept greater social responsibility to spot and deter adults with a risk of gambling addiction – or face potential lawsuits. The industry has done much in the ...
Pamplin Media Group - Lottery conflict: Funding public services v ...Portland Tribune
Robesonian | Gambling: Fun or problem?The Robesonian
Gibraltar Gambling Commission say problem of online addictionGBC News
The Christian Institute
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Ex-gambling addict who lost £1,700 in just two hours offers help to ... - Grimsby Telegraph

Gambling Addiction - Fri, 2017-09-01 00:42

Grimsby Telegraph

Ex-gambling addict who lost £1,700 in just two hours offers help to ...
Grimsby Telegraph
The Grimsby man has decided to speak out about his struggles following shocking statistics revealed by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling.

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Thief's gambling addiction 'like being taken over by a monster - The Times

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2017-08-31 17:04

Thief's gambling addiction 'like being taken over by a monster
The Times
During her trial for theft and false accounting in 2016, Tracey Abbott described her gambling addiction as being “like a monster that gets a hold of you”. In 2014 Ms Abbott was manager of Woodside Surgery, a GP practice in Loftus, North Yorkshire, when ...

Thief's gambling addiction 'like being taken over by a monster - The Times

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2017-08-31 17:03

The Times

Thief's gambling addiction 'like being taken over by a monster
The Times
During her trial for theft and false accounting in 2016, Tracey Abbott described her gambling addiction as being “like a monster that gets a hold of you”. In 2014 Ms Abbott was manager of Woodside Surgery, a GP practice in Loftus, North Yorkshire, when ...

The Guardian view on regulating gambling: don't leave it to chance - The Guardian

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2017-08-31 13:19

The Guardian

The Guardian view on regulating gambling: don't leave it to chance
The Guardian
There is evidence that gambling is more addictive than alcohol or drugs, too: some 90% of recovering gamblers relapse, higher than for other addictions. A recent Institute for Public Policy Research report found that gambling addiction – burdening as ...

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Former gambler: 'I lost my wife, my house and my family' - The Guardian

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2017-08-31 12:11

The Guardian

Former gambler: 'I lost my wife, my house and my family'
The Guardian
Gambling was an escape for me. It was a place I would go to when reality was too hard to bear. Reality was especially hard when I had lost a lot of money. I thought I could win it all back and it would all be OK. I was addicted to the release of ...

The tricky issue of problem gambling - BBC News

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2017-08-31 10:45

BBC News

The tricky issue of problem gambling
BBC News
For David Bradford, his gambling addiction had got as bad as it possibly could. The 57 year-old was in prison for fraud after stealing £50,000. His habit had cost his family their home and left them buried under £500,000 of debt. For 888.com, however ...
888 told to pay record £7.8m by Gambling Commission. Does the industry need tighter controls?The Independent
Israeli-founded gambling company hit with record fine in UKThe Times of Israel
Gambling industry 'uses third parties to harvest online data and help bookies target those who have quit betting'The Sun
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Lottery conflict: Funding public services v. fueling problem gambling - Portland Tribune

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2017-08-31 01:34

Lottery conflict: Funding public services v. fueling problem gambling
Portland Tribune
But unlike substance abuse, the courts rarely require gambling addiction treatment in criminal cases, where a crime might have been fueled by a gambling problem. Gamblers who seek treatment largely do so voluntarily, often when they have hit rock bottom.