Tag Archive: problem gambling

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…

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…

A-League Football Players To Undergo Responsible Gambling Training

Over the course of the past few years, we have seen many sports figures come forward to announce their struggles with problem gambling. In the sports industry, compulsive gambling is becoming a huge issue, and it is important for league officials to take steps to ensuring that players are responsible when it comes to betting,…

Dare To Connect Problem Gambling Program Launched in Moreland

Problem gambling is becoming an increasingly prevalent concern across Australia. Gambling spending is on the rise, and responsible gambling campaigners want to help slash problem gambling rates and ensure that players develop responsible gambling habits. This, a new program was launched in Moreland in order to achieve this goal. Dare to Connect North West is…

September 1st is Gamble-Free Day in New Zealand

Across New Zealand, responsible gambling campaigners are working hard to help reduce problem gambling rates. One of the most popular safe gambling initiatives is Gamble-Free Day, which will take place on September 1st. Venues and organisations across the country take part in Gamble-Free Day, encouraging patrons to spend their time doing something other than playing…

Japan Reveals Problem Gambling Statistics

As the Japan government prepares to legalize online gambling across the country, some interesting new results have been revealed which may complicate the issue. According to new research, there are 5 million adults in Japan who are addicted to gambling. According to a research team at the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, 5% of the…

NSW Conducts Inquiry Into Gambling

In New South Wales, local residents spent $7.76 billion on gambling, $5.25 billion of which was contributed by electronic gaming machines and pokies. The state government has recognised the immensity of the local gambling market, and has conducted an inquiry which aims to shed light on important issues like gambling addiction and support services. “It…

Study Shows That Children of Punters Have Greater Risk of Being Problem Gamblers

In academia, we have seen a new focus on youth gambling research. While research on problem gambling among adults is still prevalent, we are seeing more studies based on young people. A recent study by researchers at the Australian Institute of Family Studies takes a look at the children of punters and the effect that…