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2014-07-23 23:08:09

For the first time in its 28 years, the National Conference on Problem Gambling was held in the Southeast, proudly hosted by the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, July 11-12, 2014 in Orlando. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Leaders gather to share cutting-edge information at the 28th National Conference on Problem Gambling. For the first time in its 28 years, the National Conference on Problem Gambling was held in the Southeast, proudly hosted by the Florida Council on...

2014-07-16 23:13:20

A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, has launched a new Gambling Addiction section of its website at http://aforeverrecovery.com/behavioral-addictions/gambling-addiction/ Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in...

2014-06-17 11:01:12

University of Iowa Health Care Problem may be biologically related to PTSD, social anxiety disorder, and antisocial personality A study by University of Iowa researchers confirms that pathological gambling runs in families and shows that first-degree relatives of pathological gamblers are eight times more likely to develop this problem in their lifetime than relatives of people without pathological gambling. "Our work clearly shows that pathological gambling runs in families at a...

2014-06-03 23:03:31

NCPG and stakeholders come together to promote responsible gaming. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 “Strikes for Responsible Gaming” is the theme as attendees at the LaFleur’s Lottery Symposium come together to bowl on Tuesday, June 3. Participants at the charitable event will enjoy an evening of food, fun and bowling at Lucky Strike Lanes in Washington, DC, with proceeds benefiting the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). The event is hosted by TLF Publications and...

2014-05-21 13:44:01

St. Michael's Hospital Homeless clients using services at Toronto's Good Shepherd Ministries are nearly nine times more likely to have a history of problem or pathological gambling than the general population, a new study from St. Michael's Hospital has found. "Intuitively, one might think there's a connection between problem gambling and homelessness but very few studies have explored this in any depth.," said Dr. Flora Matheson, a research scientist with St. Michael's Centre for...

2014-04-08 09:56:00

New research reveals that brain damage affecting the insula – an area with a key role in emotions – disrupts errors of thinking linked to gambling addiction. The research, led by Dr Luke Clark from the University of Cambridge, was published on April 7 2014 in the journal PNAS. During gambling games, people often misperceive their chances of winning due to a number of errors of thinking called cognitive distortions. For example, ‘near-misses’ seem to encourage further play, even...

2014-03-19 23:00:38

The National Council on Problem Gambling’s Helpline Network (800-522-4700) offers resources to help gambling addicts and their loved ones. Recovery starts with just a phone call. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Recovery is the focus of week four of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Anyone, anywhere, at any time, can call the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at (800-522-4700) to speak with a live, knowledgeable Helpline specialist. The Helpline specialist is...

2014-03-12 23:00:18

The National Council on Problem Gambling shares tips for reducing risk of developing gambling disorder. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 March 17-21 marks the third week of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s (NCPG) National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (NPGAM). The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about problem gambling and resources available for help. According to Keith Whyte, NCPG executive director, responsible gaming is essential, ethical, and...

2014-03-05 23:00:20

Gambling addiction is a public health problem impacting relationships, families, businesses and communities. The National Council on Problem Gambling highlights National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Legalized gambling is more readily available now than at any other time in U.S. history: 48 states allow some form of gambling. Although most people gamble for fun and recreation, some can develop a problem that can lead to severe negative...

2014-03-03 08:39:49

Board passes resolution recognizing March as "Problem Gambling Awareness Month" HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing the effects problem gambling can have on people, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board passed a resolution recognizing March as "Problem Gambling Awareness Month" and encouraged all citizens to learn more about the signs of problem gambling and to help spread the message about the availability of treatment. "The PA Gaming Control Board's Office...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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