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High Prevalence of Gambling Among University Students

Australian University

Gambling participation among university students continues to increase, according to a new study from Federation University. The findings of this research indicate that further safeguards are required in order to prevent students from developing unhealthy gambling habits. According to the study, 27% of international students and 33% of local students gamble – compared to 20%…

Help For Friends and Family of Problem Gamblers

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

When it comes to problem gambling, many people forget about the distress experienced by the friends and family of problem gamblers. The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is now reaching out to these individuals with a new campaign. Mumbrella reports that McCann Melbourne has created a television advert for the cause. The campaign features interviews with…

New Cashless Casino Games Help Operators Monitor Gambling Habits

The land-based gambling market is ever-plagued by the issue of problem gambling among patrons. As such, operators in this industry are always looking for new ways to help prevent players from gambling irresponsibly. One of the most recently developments in this arena will see Wynn and MGM introduce cashless table games to better monitor player…

AFL Removes ‘Underage Gambling’ Ad

Across Australia, it is important for gaming operators and bookmakers to take the utmost care in discouraging underage gambling. This means ensuring that advertisements, services and products are not targeted towards young people – but one gaming company is in hot water after a betting ad was targeted towards internet users as young as 12….

Responsible Gambling Trust Launches Problem Gambling Research

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) is working with the Remote Gambling Associate (RGA) on a new research project. The two gaming associations will be teaming up with online gambling operators to determine new ways to help online casinos identify gambling addiction among their players. “Simply put the Responsible Gambling Trust’s research remit is to understand…

Footballers Promote Responsible Gambling In New Ad Campaign

In Victoria, about 30 000 residents are considered problem gamblers. To help curb problem gambling rates, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has teamed up with footballers Sam Mitchell and Scott Pendlebury for a campaign that encourages punters to gamble responsibly. The new ad campaign is called Bet Regret, and it features both players talking about…

New Study Links Problem Gambling To Obsessive Behaviour

Researchers around the world continue to work hard to get to the bottom of problem gambling, search potential causes and links to other conditions. A new study by researchers at Yale University are breaking new ground in this area, after having found a link between gambling addiction and obsessive behaviour. As noted in Psych Central,…

PlayScan Offers New Tool to Fight Problem Gambling

As problem gambling rates continue to rise, it is important to determine new ways to prevent casual players from developing addictions. PlayScan offers up new tools that allows operators to monitor player behaviour and identify potentially harmful habits. PlayScan notes that the most effective way of helping players control their habits is by intervening early….

University Issues Warning About Problem Gambling Among Students

Youth gambling is a major problem across Australia, especially among university students. Researchers at James Cook University have found that some are more likely than others to develop gambling addictions, determining that international students from China have unique risk factors. A report on the university’s webpage notes Wendy Li’s findings from the study. With a…

Dare To Connect Makes A Big Difference For Problem Gamblers

The Dare to Connect problem gambling support program is seeing a great deal of success. The program has helped dozens of gambling addicts in Moreland, and it may see a state-wide rollout sometime soon. Program Manager Gabriela Bryne told the Herald Sun that Dare to Connect has seen a high successful. About 90% of the…