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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...

2011-03-02 11:01:00

National Council on Problem Gambling WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conversations about major sporting events like the Super Bowl and Final Four often include a discussion of picks and pools. Wayne Allen Root, author, oddsmaker and sports handicapper, says "Sports betting is the new American pastime, because fans can do it at home, in front of their favorite piece of furniture, the TV set. It appeals to Americans' love of both money and sports, it allows for the...

2011-03-02 00:00:26

Campaign to Raise Awareness About Warning Signs of Problem Gambling Boston, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 01, 2011 Governor Deval Patrick has joined the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling to proclaim March 6-12, 2011, "Problem Gambling Awareness Week." The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about the warning signs of problem gambling, as well as resources for help. Research finds that only 10 percent of people experiencing a problem with compulsive gambling will seek out...

2011-02-02 08:00:00

HANOVER, Va., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers go head to head on Sunday, millions of Americans will be betting on which team will take home the Lombardi Trophy. Unfortunately, no matter which team wins, the outcome will be a loss for problem and compulsive gamblers. "The game on Sunday is the biggest sporting event of the year, but it's also a major event for gamblers," said Bob Cabaniss, executive director of Williamsville Wellness and...


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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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