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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.
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.
On May 20, 2011, Beit Tâ€™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.
Fifty years after legalization, the UK's betting shops are attracting a new type of customer.
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.
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.
Approximately two million adults in the United States meet criteria for pathological gambling, and another four to six million are considered problem gamblers.
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.
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.
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.
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