Tag Archive: problem gambling

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….

Bwin.Party Works With Harvard On Problem Gambling Program

Problem gambling continues to a be a major issue in the online and land-based gaming markets. More and more operators are working hard to reduce problem gambling rates, and bwin.party continues to see success using its prevention program that has been developed in conjunction with Harvard University. Bwin.party has spent years working with Division on…

Researchers to Look at the ‘Psychology of Gambling’

Problem gambling is an important concern around the world. Australian researchers are working hard to get to the root of the issue, and international scholars are doing the same. This week, the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada launched the Centre for Gambling Research, which will look at the psychology of gambling. The centre…

New Stay On Track SA Mobile App Promotes Safe Gambling

The Spring Racing Carnival has just begun. While the event marks a time of fun and excitement for racing fans across Melbourne, it is important for spectators to exercise caution if they plan on making wagers. To help punters maintain control over their spending, the Minister for Communities has launched a new smartphone app called…

New BetRegret Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness of Problem Gambling

It is no secret that problem gambling is a growing issue in Australia, and local organisations are working hard to help players kick their compulsive behaviour. Recently, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation launched a campaign called ‘BetRegret’, which puts actual problem gamblers in the spotlight so they can share their struggles with the general public….