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Parkinson’s Drug Linked to Problem Gambling

Problem gambling continues to remain one of the most mysterious addictions. Scientists and researchers are still unsure as to what causes the disease but they seem to be getting closer. According to Reuters, a new study has found that drugs used to treat Parkinson’s Disease may cause impulse control disorders such as problem gambling. Thomas…

Innovative Voluntary Pre-Commitment Proposed

Australia isn’t the only country that is mulling the idea of voluntary pre-commitment to curb problem gambling rates. One American state is also considering a pokie bet limit system that will help players across the country control their spending. In Massachusetts, the state government is considering introducing a new voluntary pre-commitment system – according to…

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…

GamCrowd Launches First Casino Sites

Crowdfunding is becoming a popular ways of raising money for gambling projects. GamCrowd is one of the industry’s major crowdfunding platforms, and the group has recently launch its first few start-up companies in the online gambling market. The first app is Betify, which operates on mobile phones and tablet computers. Users can wager on just…

Japan Mulls Limits For New Casinos

The Japanese government is getting ever closer to legalising casino gambling across the country. As the bill nears approval, politicians are planning to implement safeguards in order to prevent problem gambling rates from climbing. One of the latest solutions is to impose limits for locals on gambling at the new casinos across the country. It…

Crowdfunding May Become Popular In Online Gaming

Crowdfunding is an emerging business practice that is gaining traction quickly among start-ups in a wide range of industries. While we have yet to see it take off in the gambling market, a new report by Clarion Events and GamCrowd suggests that more online gaming start-ups will begin looking to crowdfunding to get their businesses…

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…

Japan Casino Plans in Jeopardy

For months, Japanese politicians have been making plans to open up casino resorts across the country in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Australian casino mogul James Packer has set his sights on the opportunity from the beginning, but now there are concerns that the Japanese government will not end up legalising casinos. According to…

New Study Looks at Responsible Gambling Strategies

Whenever a new gambling study is published, you can guess that it will be about problem gambling and its effects on players. A recent study by researchers at the UK’s Nottingham Trent University is a departure from this usual focus, as it takes a look at ‘positive players’ and their methods for gambling responsibly. The…

New Zealand Bar Loses Pokie License

The operation of poker machines is a serious business, and club owners are trusted with a great deal of responsibility. Normally, they are able to rise to the occasion and ensure that the games operate with integrity in fairness; however, there are some rare instances where this simply does not happen. Recently, a New Zealand…