Wide Bay researchers to measure ‘broader’ gambling harm – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Wide Bay researchers say they will use a grant from the New Zealand Government to provide a comparison of the impact of gambling to the harm caused by alcohol abuse.

via Wide Bay researchers to measure ‘broader’ gambling harm – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Letter: Warn teens of losses due to gambling

The most important thing a parent can do to prevent their child from developing a gambling problem is to talk to him/her early and often.

via Letter: Warn teens of losses due to gambling.

Gray gambling: How gaming impacts seniors | Deseret News National

Some observers and critics of the gambling industry say seniors are being taken advantage of and society can do better for its older citizens. They claim a trip to the casino may become part of a pattern of addiction or problem gambling that will threaten seniors’ fixed incomes and retirement savings.

via Gray gambling: How gaming impacts seniors | Deseret News National.

THE SHAME AND STIGMA OF GAMBLING | by Dr Samantha Thomas

Over the years people have regularly asked me why I have focused most of my research on gambling. It is definitely not an area for the faint-hearted.

via THE SHAME AND STIGMA OF GAMBLING

SkyCity makes changes after casino sting – 07-Jul-2014 – NZ Living & Travel news

Six months after a media expose, Auckland casino operator SkyCity has admitted it failed to check on an elderly gambler who spent more than 14 hours on slot machines.

via SkyCity makes changes after casino sting – 07-Jul-2014 – NZ Living & Travel news.

Tatts, Tabcorp could face $85 million in pokies levies after government appeal allowed

Victoria’s Supreme Court has upheld an appeal by the state government over a disputed payment of $84.6 million in levies from gaming operators Tatts Group and Tabcorp Holdings.

via Tatts, Tabcorp could face $85 million in pokies levies after government appeal allowed.

China’s Internet giants getting around betting laws for World Cup | CTV News

China’s Internet giants and insurance companies are finding ever more innovative ways to get around the country’s strict betting laws and reap a payout as fans wager billions on the World Cup.

‘I Lost A Bet’ anti-gambling campaign causes controversy – Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

It’s estimated that as many as 20-million Americans have a gambling problem which can lead to bankruptcy, devastates families and even suicide. But the Ohio Lottery Commission has launched a campaign aimed at young people to raise their awareness about compulsive gambling before it becomes a problem.

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Some of the ads portray humorous consequences of losing a bet, but Janice Uible who – describes herself as a compulsive gambler – says she’s not laughing.

via ‘I Lost A Bet’ anti-gambling campaign causes controversy – Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV.

Former gambling boss reveals truth about controversial betting terminals – Wales Online

An ex-gambling executive has lifted the lid on how the betting industry has put controversial fixed odds terminals in every high street bookies.

via Former gambling boss reveals truth about controversial betting terminals – Wales Online.

Punters losing interest in pokies – Wanganui Chronicle – Wanganui Chronicle News

[…] our love affair with the addictive machines appears to be waning, with gaming expenditure across the region in decline.

According to the Department of Internal Affairs, the amount spent on Wanganui pokies last year dropped 8.8 per cent from the previous year’s $10.2 million – more than twice the national decline.

via Punters losing interest in pokies – Wanganui Chronicle – Wanganui Chronicle News.