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Four publishers must change in-game loot boxes to avoid Dutch gambling laws - Ars Technica

Gambling Addiction - Fri, 2018-04-20 09:41

Ars Technica

Four publishers must change in-game loot boxes to avoid Dutch gambling laws
Ars Technica
The Gaming Authority notes in its report that it "has not yet received any signals that demonstrate that problem players and/or addicted players are opening loot boxes on a large scale." Still, it identifies a "moderate to high" addiction risk ...
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Kyle Lafferty: how the unfailing support of my wife helped me to beat gambling addiction - Belfast Telegraph

Gambling Addiction - Fri, 2018-04-20 00:49

Belfast Telegraph

Kyle Lafferty: how the unfailing support of my wife helped me to beat gambling addiction
Belfast Telegraph
"The help of the club and my wife along the way has been a massive support for me," Lafferty said. "They just want what is best for me and to go eight months without gambling, especially with the place I was in, (means) I am in a good place." Speaking ...

Netherlands Gaming Authority cracks down on loot boxes in some games - PC Gamer

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2018-04-19 18:02

Eurogamer.net

Netherlands Gaming Authority cracks down on loot boxes in some games
PC Gamer
There is currently no evidence of large-scale loot box use among high-risk groups, but "the risk of gambling addiction in this group is many times higher than in adults." The report succinctly sums up the legality of loot boxes in its final section ...
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Minnesota fugitive Lois Riess captured in Texas, officials say - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2018-04-19 13:56

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minnesota fugitive Lois Riess captured in Texas, officials say
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Lois Riess, the Minnesota grandmother with a gambling addiction, was captured Thursday night in South Texas, far from where she allegedly killed her husband in Minnesota and a woman who looked like her in Florida, according to local and national ...
Lois Riess, fugitive suspected of killing husband and look-alike, captured after nationwide manhuntWashington Post
Fugitive Lois Riess arrested in TexasKMSP-TV
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Should you design for addiction or for loyalty? - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2018-04-19 07:53

Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Should you design for addiction or for loyalty?
Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
When coupled with words like “cocaine,” “opioid,” or “tobacco,” the word bears its full weight, and rightly so. The effects of these and other addictive substances have been widely researched, and the process by which the brain and body respond to them ...

Italian priest gambles away half a million euros, receives treatment for addiction - RT

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2018-04-19 07:35

RT

Italian priest gambles away half a million euros, receives treatment for addiction
RT
READ MORE: Canadian priest charged for gambling away $400,000 of refugee aid. Citing fatigue, the man fled the area in October 2016 before the gap in the budget emerged. Gobbo confessed his crimes before the court, saying he had been struggling with a ...
After gambling away $620000 of parish money, Italian priest signs up for therapyDaily Sabah
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Four popular PC games break Netherlands gambling rules - NL Times

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2018-04-19 03:41

Eurogamer.net

Four popular PC games break Netherlands gambling rules
NL Times
Four popular online PC games violate the Netherlands' law on games of chance with their 'loot boxes', according to the Dutch Gambling Authority. These games should actually have a license, like a casino needs a license for a roulette table, because ...
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Former Poland star athlete shares struggle with drug addiction - WKBN.com

Gambling Addiction - Wed, 2018-04-18 15:02

WKBN.com

Former Poland star athlete shares struggle with drug addiction
WKBN.com
His father convinced him to seek help at Williamsville Wellness, a facility near Richmond, Virginia that could help with his drug, alcohol and gambling addictions. After 30 days of in-patient counseling, he moved to Florida to start over. "When you are ...

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The WIRED Guide to Internet Addiction - WIRED

Gambling Addiction - Wed, 2018-04-18 14:00

The WIRED Guide to Internet Addiction
WIRED
Except that actual experts are still debating whether “addiction” is the right term for the relationship between humans and smartphones. Some say technology is not a drug like tobacco but rather a behavioral addiction, like gambling. Others say the ...

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How Rabbis Should Talk About Drug Addiction In Their Sermons This Week - Forward

Gambling Addiction - Wed, 2018-04-18 03:07

Forward

How Rabbis Should Talk About Drug Addiction In Their Sermons This Week
Forward
While I was growing up in the 50's and 60's, my parents would sometimes talk about three of my uncles and their proclivity for gambling. No one said they were gambling addicts, but my uncles liked to play the horses and trade on margins in the stock ...

How online gambling lures the most vulnerable - Washington Times

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-17 18:19

Washington Times

How online gambling lures the most vulnerable
Washington Times
Now, skepticism has spread to the online gambling corporations themselves. Earlier this month, our very worst fears about the predatory practices of these corporations were confirmed in a new expose by Business Insider. Screenshots obtained by the ...

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Baz Ashmawy reveals how RTE gambling documentary All Bets Are ... - The Irish Sun

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-17 10:08

The Irish Sun

Baz Ashmawy reveals how RTE gambling documentary All Bets Are ...
The Irish Sun
The 43-year-old also revealed that he was 'quite low' after making it and admitted to being part of the problem.

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'Gambling grandma' wanted for double murder, ID theft - KWCH

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-17 09:32

KWCH

'Gambling grandma' wanted for double murder, ID theft
KWCH
Officials say it shows her actually befriending her alleged victim, 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson. Hutchinson was found shot dead in her home in Fort Myers last week. Her credit cards, personal information and car are all missing. Authorities believe ...

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“Gambling grandma” sought in death of husband and Florida woman - WPSD Local 6

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-17 07:38

WPSD Local 6

Gambling grandma” sought in death of husband and Florida woman
WPSD Local 6
... actually befriending her alleged victim, 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson. Hutchinson was found shot dead in her home in Fort Myers last week. Her credit cards, personal information, and car are all missing. Authorities believe Riess killed Hutchinson ...
A Minn. grandmother befriended a woman who looks like her, stole her ID and killed her, police sayINFORUM

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Woman Steals £58500 from Richmond Motor Club to Fuel Gambling Addiction - Casino Guardian

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-17 04:13

Casino Guardian

Woman Steals £58500 from Richmond Motor Club to Fuel Gambling Addiction
Casino Guardian
A gambling addict almost drove a British motor club to bankruptcy by stealing some funds which ended up with resignations, arguments and internal rifts. The 68-year-old Elizabeth Russell misappropriated a total amount of £58,500 from the Richmond Motor ...