Tag Archive: gambling addiction

Justice System May Need Greater Focus On Problem Gambling

Problem gambling is commonly considered a gateway into crime. Recently, there have been many cases of fraud and theft that could be traced back to gambling addiction. These types of crimes have increased over the course of the past few years, and it begs an important issue: when problem gambling is involved in a crime,…

$25 000 Stolen From Commonwealth to Play Pokies

This week, Timothy David Deacon has pleaded guilty to stealing $25 000 from the Commonwealth to fund his addiction to poker machines. He was charged with 17 counts of misusing and attempting to misuse the Commonwealth credit card that he was granted to use for his job, and he will be sentenced at the end…

Social Worker Spends Government Funding on Pokies

Anne Elizabeth Dalton was a public servant in charge of provided domestic abuse victims with emergency funding. This week, she appeared in court, after being accused of using the funds to gamble at various venues across the country. Dalton was found guilty of 271 counts of fraud. She had submitted 271 applications for emergency funding…

Catholic Priest Involved in Pokie Scandal

Pokies have found themselves in the middle of quite a few gambling scandals recently – but none have been as shocking as the case of Father John Fitzmaurice. The Catholic priest has been jailed for spending $150 000 of his church’s money on pokies. According to a report in the New Zealand Herald, Father Fitzmaurice…

Melbourne Researchers to Test Anti-Gambling Drug

It is no secret that problem gambling has become increasingly prevalent in Australia. While poker machine reform aims to give problem gamblers the power to control their spending, researchers are looking for new was to help addicted players that cannot control themselves. For these gamblers, medication seems to be a viable option, and a new…

Clubs Reject Betting Limit Alternative to Pokie Reform

When Andrew Wilkie introduced his pokie reform solution to address Australia’s gambling addiction problem, the idea was met with a great deal of resistance. Clubs, politicians and gaming organizations all rejected the initiative, which would require players to set their own betting limits before playing on poker machines. Politicians presented several alternatives to Wilkie’s reform,…

Government Urged To Consider Other Causes of Problem Gambling

Over the course of the past few years, Australia has seen a huge increase in its number of problem gamblers. Recent studies even show that Australia has one of the highest rates of gambling addiction in the world. The government has present pokie reform as a solution to the problem, but many advocates and not-for-profit…

Tag Archive: gambling addiction

Justice System May Need Greater Focus On Problem Gambling

Problem gambling is commonly considered a gateway into crime. Recently, there have been many cases of fraud and theft that could be traced back to gambling addiction. These types of crimes have increased over the course of the past few years, and it begs an important issue: when problem gambling is involved in a crime,…

$25 000 Stolen From Commonwealth to Play Pokies

This week, Timothy David Deacon has pleaded guilty to stealing $25 000 from the Commonwealth to fund his addiction to poker machines. He was charged with 17 counts of misusing and attempting to misuse the Commonwealth credit card that he was granted to use for his job, and he will be sentenced at the end…

Social Worker Spends Government Funding on Pokies

Anne Elizabeth Dalton was a public servant in charge of provided domestic abuse victims with emergency funding. This week, she appeared in court, after being accused of using the funds to gamble at various venues across the country. Dalton was found guilty of 271 counts of fraud. She had submitted 271 applications for emergency funding…

Catholic Priest Involved in Pokie Scandal

Pokies have found themselves in the middle of quite a few gambling scandals recently – but none have been as shocking as the case of Father John Fitzmaurice. The Catholic priest has been jailed for spending $150 000 of his church’s money on pokies. According to a report in the New Zealand Herald, Father Fitzmaurice…

Melbourne Researchers to Test Anti-Gambling Drug

It is no secret that problem gambling has become increasingly prevalent in Australia. While poker machine reform aims to give problem gamblers the power to control their spending, researchers are looking for new was to help addicted players that cannot control themselves. For these gamblers, medication seems to be a viable option, and a new…

Clubs Reject Betting Limit Alternative to Pokie Reform

When Andrew Wilkie introduced his pokie reform solution to address Australia’s gambling addiction problem, the idea was met with a great deal of resistance. Clubs, politicians and gaming organizations all rejected the initiative, which would require players to set their own betting limits before playing on poker machines. Politicians presented several alternatives to Wilkie’s reform,…

Government Urged To Consider Other Causes of Problem Gambling

Over the course of the past few years, Australia has seen a huge increase in its number of problem gamblers. Recent studies even show that Australia has one of the highest rates of gambling addiction in the world. The government has present pokie reform as a solution to the problem, but many advocates and not-for-profit…

Tag Archive: gambling addiction

Justice System May Need Greater Focus On Problem Gambling

Problem gambling is commonly considered a gateway into crime. Recently, there have been many cases of fraud and theft that could be traced back to gambling addiction. These types of crimes have increased over the course of the past few years, and it begs an important issue: when problem gambling is involved in a crime,…

$25 000 Stolen From Commonwealth to Play Pokies

This week, Timothy David Deacon has pleaded guilty to stealing $25 000 from the Commonwealth to fund his addiction to poker machines. He was charged with 17 counts of misusing and attempting to misuse the Commonwealth credit card that he was granted to use for his job, and he will be sentenced at the end…

Social Worker Spends Government Funding on Pokies

Anne Elizabeth Dalton was a public servant in charge of provided domestic abuse victims with emergency funding. This week, she appeared in court, after being accused of using the funds to gamble at various venues across the country. Dalton was found guilty of 271 counts of fraud. She had submitted 271 applications for emergency funding…

Catholic Priest Involved in Pokie Scandal

Pokies have found themselves in the middle of quite a few gambling scandals recently – but none have been as shocking as the case of Father John Fitzmaurice. The Catholic priest has been jailed for spending $150 000 of his church’s money on pokies. According to a report in the New Zealand Herald, Father Fitzmaurice…

Melbourne Researchers to Test Anti-Gambling Drug

It is no secret that problem gambling has become increasingly prevalent in Australia. While poker machine reform aims to give problem gamblers the power to control their spending, researchers are looking for new was to help addicted players that cannot control themselves. For these gamblers, medication seems to be a viable option, and a new…

Clubs Reject Betting Limit Alternative to Pokie Reform

When Andrew Wilkie introduced his pokie reform solution to address Australia’s gambling addiction problem, the idea was met with a great deal of resistance. Clubs, politicians and gaming organizations all rejected the initiative, which would require players to set their own betting limits before playing on poker machines. Politicians presented several alternatives to Wilkie’s reform,…

Government Urged To Consider Other Causes of Problem Gambling

Over the course of the past few years, Australia has seen a huge increase in its number of problem gamblers. Recent studies even show that Australia has one of the highest rates of gambling addiction in the world. The government has present pokie reform as a solution to the problem, but many advocates and not-for-profit…