Category Archives: Problem Gambling

Help For Friends and Family of Problem Gamblers

When it comes to problem gambling, many people forget about the distress experienced by the friends and family of problem gamblers. The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is now reaching out to these individuals with a new campaign. Mumbrella reports that McCann Melbourne has created a television advert for the cause. The campaign features interviews with…

NSW Counsellors Concerned About Underage Gambling

Problem gambling and underage gambling continue to be a major concern among counsellors and welfare workers across the country. One counsellor is making her concerns known, warning young people about the potential dangers of gambling online. In a report by the Daily Advertiser, gambling counsellor Julie McDermott provides insight about youth gambling, especially with regards…

Bulldogs Provide Responsible Gambling Education

The AFL has seen plenty of scandals this year in the gambling industry. To do some damage control, the Western Bulldogs have launched a new program that will provide responsible gambling education to players. The Bulldog’s Hunter Lachie as recently implicated in a betting scandal but was able to avoid suspension. His account was used…

Footballers Promote Responsible Gambling In New Ad Campaign

In Victoria, about 30 000 residents are considered problem gamblers. To help curb problem gambling rates, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has teamed up with footballers Sam Mitchell and Scott Pendlebury for a campaign that encourages punters to gamble responsibly. The new ad campaign is called Bet Regret, and it features both players talking about…

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…