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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...

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...

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2011-01-17 09:52:30

Nearly one out of every 10 kids who play video games become addicted to them, and those pathological gamers could develop a plethora of mental health problems if their addiction is not properly dealt with, claims a new study published in the February 2011 edition of the journal Pediatrics. As part of the study, researchers analyzed 3,034 school children attending third through eighth grade at 12 different schools in Singapore. They discovered that 83% of those kids played games regularly, and...

2011-01-10 15:37:00

HANOVER, Va., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationwide, states are dealing with monumental budget deficits that politicians are pressured to overcome. Pennsylvania Governor, Ed Rendell, is one of many to recognize casinos as an additional source of revenue. Although Rendell has only a few days left as Pennsylvania's Governor, his recent interview on CBS' 60 Minutes has caused quite a stir. Today, Williamsville Wellness, a Hanover, Virginia facility for gambling addiction treatment offered...

2010-12-16 07:00:00

HANOVER, Va., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As each bowl game kicks off, millions of Americans place their bets on what they hope to be the winning team. What no one is betting on is the hard reality that all Americans who gamble are vulnerable to the downward spiral of gambling addiction. "The bowl games are a great American tradition, but when gambling moves from casual to compulsive, the risks are enormous," said Bob Cabaniss, executive director of Williamsville Wellness and...

2010-12-02 11:44:00

HANOVER, Va., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday it was revealed that Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley suffered from a gambling problem and was deep in debt prior to committing suicide in September. McKinley's death unveils a rising problem in America: gambling addiction. Bob Cabaniss, the founder and President of Williamsville Wellness, says suicide stemming from a serious gambling addiction and deep depression is not uncommon. McKinley's death is a tragic occurrence...

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2010-11-23 11:18:50

Pathological gamblers are risking more than their money, they are also three times more likely to commit suicide than non-betters. A  new Montreal inter-university study has shown these gamblers are also plagued by personality disorders. These findings, published in a recent issue of the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, may have implications for developing improved targeted suicide prevention programs. "The World Health Organization estimates that suicide is one of the top ten causes...

2010-11-16 19:18:46

New curriculum to address gambling issues released for National Addictions Awareness Week A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found that 29,000 Ontario students from grades 7-12 report behaviours indicating that they are gambling problematically. The study also found that more than two-thirds of these students reported problems with substance use and/or alcohol use, and 25% reported a suicide attempt in the past year. The Ontario Youth Gambling Report looked...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.