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Latest Compulsive Gamblers Stories

2013-04-05 23:01:06

The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) today celebrated its 25th Anniversary at a gala at the DoubleTree Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, with over 100 attendees participating in the organization´s two day conference with field professionals, researchers, educators, recovering persons, policymakers, prevention specialists, and others, from within the state and across the country. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) today celebrated...

2012-04-23 23:17:02

Give me the child at 3 and I will give you the adult compulsive gambler. That is the striking finding of a new study in Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science. Based on tests of over 900 individuals beginning in toddlerhood, the study found that “people who were rated at age three as being more restless, inattentive, oppositional, and moody than other three-year old children were twice as likely to grow up to have problems with...

2011-06-29 18:02:19

Research finds connection between impulsivity and superstitions in pathological gamblers Research led by the University of Cambridge has found a link between impulsivity and flawed reasoning (such as believing in superstitious rituals and luck) in problem gamblers. Studying compulsive gamblers who were seeking treatment at the National Problem Gambling Clinic, the researchers found that those gamblers with higher levels of impulsivity were much more susceptible to errors in reasoning...

2011-02-02 00:00:40

Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling says the 2011 Super Bowl will lead to a spike in HelpLine calls and an increased need for treatment Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) February 1, 2011 With the Super Bowl just a few days away, recovering compulsive gambler Uberto Mondolfi knows all too well the impact this single sporting event can have. Now a psychotherapist who treats problem gamblers on behalf of the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Mondolfi knows that for many Floridians, the...