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There's a troubling relationship between the rise in online betting and mobile money's growth - Quartz

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 23:05

Quartz

There's a troubling relationship between the rise in online betting and mobile money's growth
Quartz
The Kenya study showed that most people who engaged in mobile-based betting did so in spite of the inherent dangers. One of the dangers is that low-earning young people often borrow money for betting. This places them in a cycle of perpetual debt ...

NEW STUDY: Mississippi ranks in top 5 for most gambling-addicted states - Mississippi News Now

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 19:24

NEW STUDY: Mississippi ranks in top 5 for most gambling-addicted states
Mississippi News Now
Gambling is a popular pastime in Mississippi, but it can also pose serious problems. WalletHub's latest study puts Mississippi as the fourth most gambling-addicted state in the country. Mississippi ties it up for the top spot of highest percentage of ...

Gambling support service back in Blenheim after calls for help - Stuff.co.nz

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 18:20

Stuff.co.nz

Gambling support service back in Blenheim after calls for help
Stuff.co.nz
Mcmillan, who helped pioneer the country-wide strategy, said it was proving a successful measure in the fight against gambling addiction. "The best way to look at it is the gambler goes into a venue, knowing they're in their right mind but that they ...

International sales rep stole £7k from employer to fund gambling addiction - Rossendale Free Press

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 09:23

Rossendale Free Press

International sales rep stole £7k from employer to fund gambling addiction
Rossendale Free Press
A salesman stole more than £7,500 from his employer to pay off gambling debts, a court heard. Jamie Gavin, of Piercy Mount, Waterfoot, stole £7,007.86 and a further £540 from a furniture supplier after the money was paid to him by clients. When the dad ...

Council chiefs warn Treasury against 'blocking' plans to fight gambling addiction - LocalGov

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 05:04

LocalGov

Council chiefs warn Treasury against 'blocking' plans to fight gambling addiction
LocalGov
The Gambling Commission recommended last March that the Government limit the maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT) slots to £2 - a move welcomed by local authority leaders. However, the Local Government Association (LGA) today warned it ...

Lucrative gambling business comes under public scrutiny - swissinfo.ch

Gambling Addiction - Tue, 2018-04-24 03:00

swissinfo.ch

Lucrative gambling business comes under public scrutiny
swissinfo.ch
The stakes are high as Swiss voters decide in June about a new gambling law, including a ban on using the websites of foreign casinos. Youth wings of several political parties have mounted a challenge. Supporters argue the legal amendment is a ...

Gambling-addicted grandma steals $1m from disability charity - 9news.com.au

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2018-04-23 23:14

9news.com.au

Gambling-addicted grandma steals $1m from disability charity
9news.com.au
A gambling-addicted Queensland grandmother who syphoned more than $1 million from a disability service has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Donna Healey, a long-term employee of the Horizons Respite and Recreations Association, made 866 bank ...

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Gambling addict jailed for setting lottery machine on fire - Shine News (press release)

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2018-04-23 22:46

Shine News (press release)

Gambling addict jailed for setting lottery machine on fire
Shine News (press release)
A lottery enthusiast has been jailed for four years for arson after he set fire to a lottery machine to vent his frustration at spending more than 6 million yuan (US$950,148) gambling, according to the Pudong New Area People's Court. The man surnamed ...

Laois man tells Baz Ashmawy of gambling addiction disease that caused suicide thoughts - Leinster Express

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2018-04-23 15:55

Leinster Express

Laois man tells Baz Ashmawy of gambling addiction disease that caused suicide thoughts
Leinster Express
If you are in a group of lads and they are all gambling you don't see it as a problem," he said. Podge told Baz that he does weights six times a week sometimes twice a day to help with his mental health. He also attends gambling addiction meetings ...
All Bets Are Off: Hooked on Baz Ashmawy's empathetic styleIrish Times

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Recognising and treating gambling addiction - The Straits Times

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2018-04-23 15:04

The Straits Times

Recognising and treating gambling addiction
The Straits Times
Mr Yeo (not his real name), an engineer in his fifties, began gambling for fun at Chinese New Year gatherings when he was just 13. As he grew older, he would play slot machines at a social recreational club, betting $10 to $20 to pass his time. However ...
Pathological gambling: how to recognize it, and what to do — AleteiaAleteia EN

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Recognising and treating gambling addiction, Health News & Top ... - The Straits Times

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2018-04-23 15:04

The Straits Times

Recognising and treating gambling addiction, Health News & Top ...
The Straits Times
Mr Yeo (not his real name), an engineer in his fifties, began gambling for fun at Chinese New Year gatherings when he was just 13.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Pathological gambling: how to recognize it, and what to do — AleteiaAleteia EN

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The Netherlands Declares Some Loot Boxes Illegal, Warns Developers to Modify Them - ExtremeTech

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2018-04-23 09:35

ExtremeTech

The Netherlands Declares Some Loot Boxes Illegal, Warns Developers to Modify Them
ExtremeTech
Few developments in gaming have caused as much controversy of late as the integration of loot boxes. In video game parlance, a loot box is an item you can purchase in-game, either by spending real money directly or by purchasing a specific type of ...

Opinion:Gambling does not pay the bills - The HawkEye

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2018-04-23 06:12

The HawkEye

Opinion:Gambling does not pay the bills
The HawkEye
It may be true that gambling helps the economy, but helping the economy is not worth someone's livelihood. Gambling may make a few people rich, but the fact that they inflict serious damage to a person's personality is grounds for nationwide ...

Controversial ex-CA justice fined for gambling - Rappler

Gambling Addiction - Mon, 2018-04-23 02:55

Rappler

Controversial ex-CA justice fined for gambling
Rappler
... Appeals (CA) guilty of conduct unbecoming of a member of the judiciary over instances of gambling in a casino, and fined him P100,000. The decision penned by SC Associate Justice Samuel Martires with concurrences from 11 justices is a disappointing ...

Olivia Sudjic: five books to get a grip on internet addiction - The Guardian

Gambling Addiction - Sun, 2018-04-22 23:30

The Guardian

Olivia Sudjic: five books to get a grip on internet addiction
The Guardian
As former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris has been warning us for years, the medium is designed to be addictive, to manipulate us in the same way that slot machines work on gambling addicts. The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present ...

Relatives of gambling addicts would prefer them to be hooked on heroin instead, expert claims - Irish Mirror

Gambling Addiction - Sun, 2018-04-22 23:01

Irish Mirror

Relatives of gambling addicts would prefer them to be hooked on heroin instead, expert claims
Irish Mirror
Many relatives of gambling addicts believe it would be better if their relative was hooked on heroin such is the utter devastation, an expert has claimed. Barry Grant, an addiction counsellor and CEO of charity Problem Gambling Ireland (PGI), has said ...
Emmy-Winning TV Presenter Discusses Problem Gambling in Ireland in New DocumentaryCasino News Daily

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Clean Elections, Gambling Split Candidates - New Haven Independent

Gambling Addiction - Sun, 2018-04-22 19:51

Clean Elections, Gambling Split Candidates
New Haven Independent
On the other hand, opponents of state-sponsored gambling have argued that it promotes gambling addiction, which disproportionately hurts poor people. And approving the MGM casino would force the state to renege on previous casino deals with native ...

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