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2014-02-24 23:20:41

The growing popularity of casino gambling among older adults is contributing to increases in problem gambling among the nation’s aging population, according to Seniors in Casino Land, a newly released report by Amy Ziettlow, an affiliate scholar at the Institute for American Values, a New York City think tank. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Older Americans, once content with church bingo, are flocking to casinos to play the slots. Since the mid-1970s, the number of seniors...

2014-02-24 12:23:07

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older Americans, once content with church bingo, are flocking to casinos to play the slots. Since the mid-1970s, the number of seniors visiting casinos has more than doubled, a rate surpassing other age groups. In 2012, more than half of people visiting a casino were age fifty or older. The growing popularity of casino gambling among older adults is contributing to increases in problem gambling among the nation's aging population,...

2014-02-12 23:02:52

As more states consider internet gambling legalization the National Council on Problem Gambling urges states to adopt its best practice Internet Responsible Gambling Standards. WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The first three states to legalize casino-style internet gambling have developed a range of responsible gambling regulations, yet all fall short of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Internet Responsible Gambling Standards. The Standards were developed in 2012...

2014-01-31 23:02:03

As the Super Bowl nears, the National Council on Problem Gambling encourages gambling addicts to seek help. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos take the field on Sunday, but the Lombardi Trophy is not the only thing on the line. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest gambling events of the year. For some gambling addicts, betting on the game is a desperate effort to get ahead or get even on their gambling losses. Approximately 3 million...

2014-01-06 12:28:09

TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gambling disorders complicate the lives of millions year-round--but for many facing a gambling issue, the lingering financial strain of the holiday season can cause already significant impulses to increase. This can take a toll on both individuals and their families. In partnership with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional...

2013-12-23 23:23:59

Individuals who are struggling with a gambling addiction, as well as their friends and family members who are looking for insights on how they can provide meaningful support, can now read the latest blog post by A Forever Recovery, a leading addiction treatment center that has pioneered a moral reasoning approach to recovery that empowers each individual client to access the spiritual, cognitive, and fellowship support that they need. Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Individuals...

2013-12-16 23:00:37

As the country approaches another lottery jackpot exceeding $600 million, the National Council on Problem Gambling urges consumers to protect themselves and their children from excessive gambling and for lotteries to provide player education. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Keith Whyte, Executive Director, National Council on Problem Gambling states, “High lottery jackpots and holiday promotions are an opportunity to provide responsible gaming messages designed to help...

2013-12-09 23:00:29

NCPG highlights expert testimony that gambling addiction is likely to increase if internet gambling legalized. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Dr. Rachel Volberg, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, testifies at the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on the “State of Online Gaming”. The hearing will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Volberg, who has studied gambling for...

2013-11-05 10:34:16

These individuals tend to make more significantly bad decisions when experiencing negative emotions like anxiety or sadness University of Granada researchers have analysed similarities and differences in psychological profile and brain function when comparing cocaine addicts and gambling addicts. The study reveals that gambling addicts present brain function abnormalities affecting their decision-making capacity. In two articles, recently published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, they...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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