Tag Archive: problem gambling

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…

Study Finds That Social Gambling Can Help Addicted Players

When social casino games were first introduced, they were criticised for potentially tempting problem gamblers and underage players. Now, a new study finds that they may actually be productive for problem gamblers in helping them kick their addictions. If you are unfamiliar with social casino games, they are free-play titles which look exactly like roulette,…

Doctors To Help Out Victorian Problem Gamblers

In many states across Australia, local governments have enacted various measures to reduce problem gambling rates. Most of these programs focus on setting limits for players and changing the rules in gaming venues, but the Victorian government’s latest initiative is a little bit different. In a new program, doctors across the state will be trained…

New ‘You’re Stronger Than You Think’ Gambling Ad Campaign

The New South Wales government has launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging at-risk and problem gamblers to seek help. The new You’re Stronger Than You Think campaign endeavours to help problem gamblers get the help they need before it is too late. Problem gambling is an addiction that is very easy to hide. Unlike…

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…

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,…