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2011-06-02 22:53:53

Psychology researchers at the University of Alberta have found an interesting wrinkle in the decision- making process people use when gambling: People confronted with risky choices respond differently when they rely on past experiences, rather than when they just focus on the odds of winning or losing. The research team gave people two kinds of choices. One was a choice between a sure win versus a double-or-nothing win. The other choice was between a sure loss versus a double-or- nothing...

2011-05-19 11:38:24

Explosion of opportunities means problem gamblers becoming more visible, says University of Calgary researcher A new paper by University of Calgary psychologist Dr. David Hodgins says the proliferation of gambling opportunities around the world, particularly online, is increasing the visibility of gambling disorders and giving access to people who previously had no exposure to gambling opportunities. Hodgins, head of the university's Addictive Behaviours Laboratory, says gambling disorders...

2011-05-12 00:00:48

On May 20, 2011, Beit T'Shuvah, by many standards the most successful gambling treatment center in California, will hold a seminar to discuss the benefits of reorganizing the treatment of the gambling addict in the criminal justice system. The presentation will feature keynote speaker Judge Mark G. Farrell, who is at this time the only judge to preside over an active Gambling Court. http://www.gamblingcourt.com Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 On May 20, 2011, Beit T'Shuvah, by many...

2011-05-09 14:45:08

Fifty years after legalization, the UK's betting shops are attracting a new type of customer. This widening appeal may have harmful consequences in terms of problem gambling, argues initial research findings funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Betting shops today are virtually unrecognizable compared to the betting offices legalized by the 1961 Betting and Gaming Act. "Under the Act, the newly licensed betting offices were required not to encourage loitering," states...

2011-03-30 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With many upsets during the first few rounds of March Madness, and many disappointments in bracket picks, there is great concern for problem gamblers during this time of year. Scores of people across the country enter brackets with friends leading up to March Madness, with high stakes both financially and emotionally for the three million gambling addicts in the U.S. today. "This has been a particularly unpredictable NCAA tournament, and...

2011-03-24 20:13:55

After age 21, problem gambling is considerably more common among U.S. adults than alcohol dependence, even though alcohol dependence has received much more attention, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions. In results published this month in the Journal of Gambling Studies, John W. Welte, principal investigator on the study and a national expert on alcohol and gambling pathology, concluded that there is a distinct inconsistency between his...

2011-03-15 20:35:00

Approximately two million adults in the United States meet criteria for pathological gambling, and another four to six million are considered problem gamblers, according to the National Council on Problem Gambling. A study by researchers at Wayne State University reveals that gambling addiction treatment is not one-size-fits-all, but it is difficult to predict which style of treatment is best for the various forms of gambling addiction. According to David M. Ledgerwood, Ph.D., assistant...

2011-03-07 20:37:00

NEW YORK, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from FL Council on Compulsive Gambling at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=d680a5aa-be9f-4b42-9262-54541cbb2d4c# Problem sports bettors cannot just watch a basketball or football game for fun. For them, compulsive betting on games leads to debt, deteriorating personal relationships and even illegal acts to finance their gambling addiction. Sports betting is on the rise in Florida. Because it is an...

2011-03-04 09:48:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state departments of Health, Revenue and Agriculture - along with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board - are working together to highlight "Problem Gambling Awareness Week," March 6-12, to ensure that Pennsylvanians with gambling addiction problems know that help is available. "A gambling addiction may not be as easy to detect as an alcohol or drug addiction," said Dr. Eli Avila, Acting Secretary of Health. "While gambling...

2011-03-03 00:00:03

With statistics documenting the increase in this type of gambling in Florida, the statewide organization dedicated to helping compulsive gamblers is using Problem Gambling Awareness Week (PGAW) to spread awareness about problem sports betting and its devastating effects. During the week of March 6-12, the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) will focus on the impact problem sports betting can have on both the gambler and their families, and spread the message of hope, that help and...


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