Category Archives: Problem Gambling

New Study Links Problem Gambling To Obsessive Behaviour

Researchers around the world continue to work hard to get to the bottom of problem gambling, search potential causes and links to other conditions. A new study by researchers at Yale University are breaking new ground in this area, after having found a link between gambling addiction and obsessive behaviour. As noted in Psych Central,…

Sweden Launches Gambling Education Program For Students

In many cases of gambling addiction, the compulsive behaviour begins young. Plenty of research points to early intervention as a way to prevent young people from becoming problem gamblers. Building on this premise, the Swedish gambling regulator Lotterinspektion has launched a new program that aims to educate young people about gambling. Prata Om Spel (which…

PlayScan Offers New Tool to Fight Problem Gambling

As problem gambling rates continue to rise, it is important to determine new ways to prevent casual players from developing addictions. PlayScan offers up new tools that allows operators to monitor player behaviour and identify potentially harmful habits. PlayScan notes that the most effective way of helping players control their habits is by intervening early….

University Issues Warning About Problem Gambling Among Students

Youth gambling is a major problem across Australia, especially among university students. Researchers at James Cook University have found that some are more likely than others to develop gambling addictions, determining that international students from China have unique risk factors. A report on the university’s webpage notes Wendy Li’s findings from the study. With a…

Dare To Connect Makes A Big Difference For Problem Gamblers

The Dare to Connect problem gambling support program is seeing a great deal of success. The program has helped dozens of gambling addicts in Moreland, and it may see a state-wide rollout sometime soon. Program Manager Gabriela Bryne told the Herald Sun that Dare to Connect has seen a high successful. About 90% of the…

St Luke’s Offers Support To Problem Gamblers

In Greater Bendigo, punters are losing increasingly more money at gambling venues – and, St Luke’s Anglicare is offering up support. In a new report by ABC News, the organisation has reached out to problem gamblers in the area to provide help to individuals who are struggling with gambling addiction. Paul McDonald, Chief Executive of…

Russia Bans Problem Gamblers From Driving

Russian lawmakers recently made international news when it was announced that people suffering from various psychological illnesses would be banned from driving. The government aims to make roads safer by prohibiting certain people from getting behind the wheel of a car – including problem gamblers. Compulsive gamblers and patient with various psychological conditions were shocked…

Concerns Raised About Self-Exclusion

Self-exclusion is a gambling harm reduction measure that allows players to bar themselves from gambling venues. In many cases, it helps players to control their gambling spending and it is largely positive. However, concerns have been raised about self-exclusion programs in the United Kingdom, as it seems that the number of self-excluded players has been…

New ‘Text For Help’ Gambling Support

Problem gambling continues to be a complex addiction, as there is a stigma attached to gambling addiction. Many problem gamblers are reluctant to come forward and seek help, so it is important that assistance is easily accessible. In the American state of New Jersey, a new services aims to make this possible by allowing problem…

Australian Researcher Criticises ABB’s Responsible Gambling

Dr Charles Livingstone of Monash University is a well-known gaming researcher. He provides plenty of insight and commentary on problem gambling in Australia, and he has recently set his sights on the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB). This week, Dr Livingstone criticised the ABB for its problem gambling measures and player protection code. He stated…