Category Archives: Problem Gambling

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…

Problem Gamblers Receive Compensation Over Parkinson’s Drug

Parkinson’s Disease sufferers have recently been awarded compensation from Pfizer due to a drug’s side effects. The company failed to warn patients that the drug may cause impulse control disorders like problem gambling, and will be paying out millions of dollars to 160 Australians. Between 1996 and 2010, over a hundred Australians took a drug…

New Safe Gambling Measures from PokerStars

Recently, PokerStars announced the addition of casino games and sportsbetting to its site. To help keep players safe and uphold its dedication to responsible gambling, PokerStars has introduced new measures. Player will be given the option to opt out of seeing the casino games and sportsbetting offerings. So, players who are only interested in playing…

DIA Sends ‘Mystery Shoppers’ to Clubs and Pubs

Gambling venues across Australia and New Zealand have a responsibility to keep players safe from gambling harm. Staff members and managers are supposed to keep out an eye for problem gambling behaviour, but a new study by New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs has found that most venues are neglecting their responsibilities. This week, the…

Problem Gambling More Prevalent Among Athletes

Problem gambling is a major concern among the general population, and a new study has found that it is even more of an issue among athletes. According to The Guardian, professional sportsmen are three times more likely than people who do not play sports professionally to have a gambling addiction. The Professional Players Federation commissioned…

Sydney University Uses Math to Treat Problem Gamblers

Problem gambling continues to remain an elusive addiction that can be difficult to treat. Researchers across Australia and around the world have been working hard to develop treatment methods that are effective and long-lasting. This week, a team from Sydney University have announced a new breakthrough, which uses math to treat problem gamblers. Dr Fadi…

ACT Study To Examine Problem Gambling

As the ACT continues to implement gambling reforms, local researchers are getting ready to launch a study into problem gambling. Dr Tanya Davidson of the Australian National University’s Centre for Gambling Research will lead a study that looks at the way in which problem gambling affects relationships. Like all forms of addiction, problem gambling does…

Research Shows Link Between Sportsbetting Advertising and Problem Gambling

Sportsbetting advertising during live and televised matches continues to be a concern for responsible gambling advocates. A new study by the Australian Gambling Research Centre delves into the issue, determine whether or not they is a like between sportsbetting advertising and problem gambling. The sportsbetting advertising market has grown significantly recently. In 2012, 3069 sportsbetting…

Study Finds Like Between Personality Disorders and Problem Gambling

In order to effectively treat problem gambling, it is important to first understand it. Researchers around the world are working hard to get to the root of the issue, and a new study has made a significant discovery. At Monash University, a group of researchers have found a link between problem gambling and personality disorders….

Bwin.Party Works With Harvard On Problem Gambling Program

Problem gambling continues to a be a major issue in the online and land-based gaming markets. More and more operators are working hard to reduce problem gambling rates, and bwin.party continues to see success using its prevention program that has been developed in conjunction with Harvard University. Bwin.party has spent years working with Division on…