Category Archives: Problem Gambling

New Study Gets Into the Minds of Problem Gamblers

Problem gambling is a mysterious addiction that researchers around the world are still trying to decipher. Recently, researchers from Berlin’s European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress have made a ground-breaking discovery about the way a problem gambler’s mind works. As a complex addiction, problem gambling has been difficult to define. Previously, it was classified as an…

New Problem Gambling Campaign Encourages Early Intervention

Problem gambling is a major issue among Australian adults. Like all addictions, it is important to catch compulsive gambling behaviour early – unfortunately, many problem gamblers don’t come forward to ask for help until it is too late. A new campaign from the Responsible Gambling Fund aims to change this by encouraging early intervention for…

Melbourne Football Players Share Responsible Gambling Advice With Youths

As gambling advertising becomes more prevalent in the sports industry, it is becoming industry important for young people to be made aware of responsible gambling measures. To help ensure that youths are making the right decisions when it comes to gambling, players on the Melbourne Victory football team have joined up with the Victorian Responsible…

Netball Victoria Expands Partnership With Responsible Gambling Foundation

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation works hard to ensure that residents from across the state gamble safely. The organisation has decided to renew its partnership with Netball Victoria in order to promote responsible gambling among athletes across the state. As part of the continued partnership, Netball Victoria will promote the Responsible Gambling Foundation’s ‘Gambling is…

Brisbane Researchers Say Psychology Could Treat Problem Gambling

Across Australia, problem gambling rates are on the rise, and local researchers are looking for ways to help treat this particular addiction. Recently, a researcher at Relationships Australia has found that only a few sessions of psychological treatment could help to improve a player’s dangerous gambling actions. According to Nursing Careers Allied Health, the study…

New ‘Win Back Your Life’ from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Across Victoria, we have seen lawmakers working hard to reduce spending among problem gamblers in the state. Over the course of the past few years, problem gambling in Victoria have dropped due to a number of new laws and government initiatives. This week, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has launched a new initiative called ‘Win…

New Zealand Gambling Research Lab Receives $286 000 Grant

The Experimental Gambling Research Laboratory in New Zealand has been awarded a $286,000 grant from the New Zealand Ministry of Health. The money will be spent on a research project that will gauge potential gambling harms for players across the country. According to CQ Uni News, the research team from Central Queensland University will include:…

Problem Gambling Foundation Goes to Court Over Lost Funding

Earlier this year, the New Zealand gaming industry was shocked to discovered that the Problem Gambling Foundation would lose its government funding. Lawmakers decided to allocate the problem gambling services budget to the Salvation Army, and now the foundation is fighting back in court. According to Radio NZ, the Problem Gambling Foundation will appear in…

Woman Leaves Grandchildren in Car to Play Pokies

A major issue in Australia and New Zealand involves parents leaving their children alone while they play pokies. Over the course of the past year, we have seen many cases of this happening, and the most recent case occurred in June when a woman was found to have left her grandchildren in her car while…

Papakura Whanau Day Aims to Tackle Problem Gambling

New Zealand’s Gamble Free Day took place on September 1, but many communities across the country have carried on the event throughout the rest of the month. On September 20, the Salvation Army will be hosting Papakura Whanau Day, which will promote safe gambling among the local community. According to the Salvation Army, Papakura has…