Tag Archive: problem gambling

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…

St Luke’s Offers Support To Problem Gamblers

In Greater Bendigo, punters are losing increasingly more money at gambling venues – and, St Luke’s Anglicare is offering up support. In a new report by ABC News, the organisation has reached out to problem gamblers in the area to provide help to individuals who are struggling with gambling addiction. Paul McDonald, Chief Executive of…

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…