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Lucrative gambling business comes under public scrutiny - swissinfo.ch

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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 - 9news.com.au

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

9news.com.au

Gambling-addicted grandma steals $1m from disability charity - 9News
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 ... - Leinster Express

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

Leinster Express

Laois man tells Baz Ashmawy of gambling addiction disease that ...
Leinster Express
Laois man Padraig 'Podge' Bannon considered suicide to escape from his gambling 'disease', he revealed to Baz Ashmawy on RTÉ documentary All Bets are Off. Baz visited Podge at home in Killenard to discuss a facebook post in which the Laois man revealed ...
All Bets Are Off: Hooked on Baz Ashmawy's empathetic styleIrish Times

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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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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 ...
Netherlands Gaming Authority cracks down on loot boxes in some gamesPC Gamer
Four popular PC games break Netherlands gambling rulesNL Times
4 video games accused of breaking Dutch gambling lawsCalvinAyre.com
Eurogamer.net -USgamer -DutchNews.nl -Juniper Research
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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 ...

Grandmother accused of killing her husband captured in Texas - CNN

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2018-04-19 22:14

CNN

Grandmother accused of killing her husband captured in Texas
CNN
Before traveling to Florida, Riess is believed to have cashed over $10,000 in forged checks from her husband and her business. She also traveled to Northwood, Iowa, where she spent most of the day gambling at Diamond Jo Casino, the Dodge County Sheriff ...
Lois Riess, fugitive suspected of killing husband and look-alike, captured after nationwide manhuntWashington Post
Minnesota fugitive Lois Riess captured in Texas, officials sayMinneapolis Star Tribune
She is also accused of shooting dead Pamela Hutchinson in Florida days laterDaily Mail
KMSP-TV
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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 ...
The Netherlands declares some loot boxes are gamblingEurogamer.net
Four popular PC games break Netherlands gambling rulesNL Times
The Netherlands Find Four Games in Violation of Country's Gambling LawsUSgamer
DutchNews.nl -Gamasutra -VG247
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SRC hosts Gambling Addiction Symposium By Public Hospitals Authority Apr 19, 2018 - 3:13:45 PM - thebahamasweekly.com

Gambling Addiction - Thu, 2018-04-19 13:32

SRC hosts Gambling Addiction Symposium By Public Hospitals Authority Apr 19, 2018 - 3:13:45 PM
thebahamasweekly.com
Internationally renowned psychiatrist and therapist Dr. David Allen was the featured presenter, addressing the topic Harmful Effects & Prevalence of Gambling Addiction in the Bahamas. He commended the event organizers encouraging them to continue ...

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 ...

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