Tag Archive: problem gambling

Banned Player May Be Charged For Entering The Star Casino

Exclusion is a service offered by gambling venues that helps to protect problem gamblers from losing control of their spending. Players who enter the casino while banned not only face the possibility of losing their money; they can also be changed as criminals – and that is exactly what has happened to Eddie Hayson. Hayson,…

Russia Bans Problem Gamblers From Driving

Russian lawmakers recently made international news when it was announced that people suffering from various psychological illnesses would be banned from driving. The government aims to make roads safer by prohibiting certain people from getting behind the wheel of a car – including problem gamblers. Compulsive gamblers and patient with various psychological conditions were shocked…

Campaigners Want Gaming Machine Betting Limits Reduced to £2

Across the United Kingdom, responsible gambling campaigners are concerned about the current betting limits on gaming machines – similar to the situation regarding betting limits on Australian poker machines. In Chester, UK, city councils want to reduce betting limits £2 to help reduce problem gambling rates. Currently, gaming machines in betting shops across the United…

New ‘Text For Help’ Gambling Support

Problem gambling continues to be a complex addiction, as there is a stigma attached to gambling addiction. Many problem gamblers are reluctant to come forward and seek help, so it is important that assistance is easily accessible. In the American state of New Jersey, a new services aims to make this possible by allowing problem…

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…

Hoang’s Money Laundering Case Shines Light on Casino’s Security Issues

Sydney police have spent the past few months unravelling the mystery of Pete Tan Hoang’s murder. As they investigated the case, they uncovered a money laundering scheme that has highlighted major security issues at Crown Casino. He was born in Vietnam and orphaned at a young age. In 1997, he visited Australia on a student…

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…

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….