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More than just financial loss, the social impact of gambling cannot be underestimated - Phys.Org

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2017-11-02 08:20

Phys.Org

More than just financial loss, the social impact of gambling cannot be underestimated
Phys.Org
Gamblers reported gambling in secret, isolating themselves from family and friends to feed their addiction. As relationships deteriorated, the gambler's behaviour would only be discovered when they were no longer able to maintain a double life, such as ...

Wolverhampton gambling addict avoids jail after £68k benefit fraud - expressandstar.com

Gambling Addiction - Wed, 2017-11-01 23:56

expressandstar.com

Wolverhampton gambling addict avoids jail after £68k benefit fraud
expressandstar.com
“She then made fraudulent applications for benefit and used the money to fund her gambling addiction for several years. She won sometimes but has nothing to show for the money she took and gambled away. “She is very ashamed and the gambling is still a ...

Nottingham campaigner and former addict welcomes government proposals to tackle 'addictive' gambling machines - Nottingham Post

Gambling Addiction - Wed, 2017-11-01 03:02

Nottingham Post

Nottingham campaigner and former addict welcomes government proposals to tackle 'addictive' gambling machines
Nottingham Post
A Nottingham campaigner and former gambling addict has welcomed news that the Government will be getting tougher on fixed-odds betting terminals. The high-stake, high-speed electronic games found in casinos and betting shops allow a stake of up to ...

Gambling-Addicted Swedish Trustee Embezzles Underage Refugee Ward's Benefits - Sputnik International

Gambling Addiction - Wed, 2017-11-01 03:00

Sputnik International

Gambling-Addicted Swedish Trustee Embezzles Underage Refugee Ward's Benefits
Sputnik International
A 70-year-old Swedish woman has been sentenced for embezzlement and perfidy after stealing money from an unaccompanied refugee child for whom she had been appointed guardian. The money was used to fuel the woman's gambling addiction.

Father speaks out after gambling addiction led to 34-year-old son's death - Belfast Live

Gambling Addiction - Wed, 2017-11-01 02:22

Belfast Live

Father speaks out after gambling addiction led to 34-year-old son's death
Belfast Live
The father of a man who took his own life because of his gambling addiction has called the habit a "hidden killer" as a government consultation on the issue has been hit with criticism. Lewis Keogh, from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, died almost ...

Central Victorian man speaks about gambling addiction and seeking help - Bendigo Advertiser

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2017-10-31 21:38

Bendigo Advertiser

Central Victorian man speaks about gambling addiction and seeking help
Bendigo Advertiser
Gambler's Help offers help to people like John, who are struggling with their own addiction, as well as those affected by the gambling of others. John said his support worker, Mark, shone a light on the “fantasy” he had been living, educating him on ...

New program supports people affected by gambling addicts - Fraser Coast Chronicle

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2017-10-31 19:05

Fraser Coast Chronicle

New program supports people affected by gambling addicts
Fraser Coast Chronicle
We Care 2 counsellor Carol Yates and Uniting Care's Nikki Williamson have joined forces in Hervey Bay to provide a safe, non-judgemental group setting for those directly impacted. Ms Yates said such support groups were important as gambling addiction ...

Other View: Illinois gambling addiction's only cure is more gambling ... - Effingham Daily News

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2017-10-31 15:39

Other View: Illinois gambling addiction's only cure is more gambling ...
Effingham Daily News
In Illinois, state politicians practice moral relativism. A thing is good or bad depending on how much tax revenue it generates, so any moral objections to ...

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This failure to reform betting lets down gambling addicts such as my dad - The Guardian

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2017-10-31 08:57

The Guardian

This failure to reform betting lets down gambling addicts such as my dad
The Guardian
In 2014, my father David, an accountant, was sent to prison for fraud. He had stolen £50,000 from his employers to fund his gambling addiction. He kept his secret from the family and only wanted to do his best to keep his financial demons from us – he ...
Gamblers limited to £50 stake on 'crack cocaine' betting machines to tackle addictionThe Sun
'I lost £5000 in 48 hours on fixed-odds betting machines'BBC News
UPDATE 2-Britain weighs big cut in top stake on gambling machinesReuters
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Wife's Upsetting Account Of Husband's £1 Million Gambling Addiction - LBC

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2017-10-31 05:54

LBC

Wife's Upsetting Account Of Husband's £1 Million Gambling Addiction
LBC
... has lost up to £1 million over the years. Replying to a question about how she feels about it, she said: “It hurts. It's not something that I want him to be doing, for himself, to see him put himself through that pain. "But, it's an addiction like ...

How to get help for gambling addiction, the signs to look out for and how to stop - The Sun

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2017-10-31 03:17

The Sun

How to get help for gambling addiction, the signs to look out for and how to stop
The Sun
How can I get help for gambling addiction? Gambling addiction can be extremely serious, and has been linked to suicides from people who have spiralled into debt. If you or someone close to you is affected by gambling addiction, there are a number of ...

Gambling addict who lost £1 million calls for better protection of vulnerable players - ITV News

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2017-10-30 15:48

ITV News

Gambling addict who lost £1 million calls for better protection of vulnerable players
ITV News
A former British Army officer who lost almost £1 million through gambling believes the Government has "a lot more to do" to protect players. Justyn Larcombe, who developed an addiction after being offered a free £5 bet, thinks gambling companies ...

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Our Views: Dated gambling laws are up for game-changing discussions, law changes - The Advocate

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2017-10-30 05:07

The Advocate

Our Views: Dated gambling laws are up for game-changing discussions, law changes
The Advocate
We've lost count of the number of solid citizens and public officials who have become embroiled in bankruptcy or embezzlement because of gambling addiction. The ads funded by the casinos urging people to get help for gambling problems are still needed, ...

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John Hartson: Gambling is 'rife' among players - BBC Sport

Gambling Addiction - Sun, 2017-10-29 12:55

BBC Sport

John Hartson: Gambling is 'rife' among players
BBC Sport
John Hartson has revealed that six top-flight managers in Scotland and England have asked him recently to help their players tackle gambling addiction. The former Wales striker, 42, calls himself a "recovering gambling addict". Describing gambling as ...

Illinois gambling addiction's only cure is more gambling - Belleville News-Democrat

Gambling Addiction - Sat, 2017-10-28 18:01

Belleville News-Democrat

Illinois gambling addiction's only cure is more gambling
Belleville News-Democrat
In Illinois, state politicians practice moral relativism. A thing is good or bad depending on how much tax revenue it generates, so any moral objections to gambling are gone and the only questions are how big a bet should we place to get more, more, more.

PA Family Council asks Wolf to veto gambling expansion bill - YourErie

Gambling Addiction - Sat, 2017-10-28 10:55

YourErie

PA Family Council asks Wolf to veto gambling expansion bill
YourErie
“Should Governor Wolf sign HB 271, Pennsylvania will become perhaps the most susceptible state to gambling addiction, with now even more ways for Pennsylvanians to lose their money and become addicted. Is giving families more ways and more places ...
Budget bills are ugly but Wolf has little choice but to signThe News Tribune

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John Virgo: I borrowed £200k to fund gambling addiction | Daily Mail ... - Daily Mail

Gambling Addiction - Sat, 2017-10-28 10:03

Daily Mail

John Virgo: I borrowed £200k to fund gambling addiction | Daily Mail ...
Daily Mail
Former UK snooker champion John Virgo chronicles his life from Salford hustler to Big Break star struggling with gambling addiction and failed marriages.
Snooker legend John Virgo reveals he borrowed £200,000 amid ...The Sun

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Snooker legend John Virgo reveals he borrowed £200,000 amid ... - The Sun

Gambling Addiction - Sat, 2017-10-28 04:20

The Sun

Snooker legend John Virgo reveals he borrowed £200,000 amid ...
The Sun
The former Big Break star told of how he ended up deep in debt and even blew £10000 in just a fortnight on the horses in the 1980s.
John Virgo: I borrowed £200k to fund gambling addiction | Daily Mail ...Daily Mail

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