Governments are addicted to tax revenue from harmful activities. It is stopping them from doing what is in society's best interests.
About 47 million adults in the US are expected to gamble on March Madness this year. A growing share of the bets will actually be legal.
There's a strong case to ban gambling as it's rapidly becoming a public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa.
Decades of psychological research suggests humans are rather irrational. But a new approach, borrowing an idea from artificial intelligence, challenges this notion.
The story of Macau is one of globalisation and the rise of China.
Some football bets are 50 times more harmful than others.
Problem gambling among children has gone up, and it's got everything to do with gambling-like features in video games.
New research has found that more than a third of Australian sports gamblers are making micro-bets using offshore operators. And this type of betting is strongly linked to problem gambling.
Studies looking at a cross section of the UK population have long recognised FOBTs as contributors to harmful gambling.
Electronic gambling machines can be highly addictive, and are associated with very high rates of gambling harm. Many of the mechanisms of this potential for addiction are now becoming clearer.
A gaming industry expert explains how casinos' ability to hide the price of a slot spin ensures a reliable stream of revenue from even the savviest of gamblers.
When you engage in recreational gambling, you're not simply playing against the odds – you're battling an enemy trained in the art of deceit and subterfuge who uses human nature against you.
For online gamblers, there are many attractions to offshore sights, so governments must focus on arming consumers with better knowledge about its risk.
Cheating at dice games is possible – but it does require some skills.
A study investigating the psychological effects of loot boxes in video games shows that such mechanisms are similar to gambling.
Online gambling collects a huge amount of data. But instead of personalising offers to keep you hooked, real-time data can be used to prevent problematic gambling behaviour.
With bettors clamoring for an edge, legacy media outlets could add a gambling beat to their daily sports coverage – or risk losing out.
That the government has finally moved to limit the damage is welcome, but there is much still to do.
With leagues lobbying for their share, a thriving illegal market that needs to be stifled, and bettors chomping at the bit, the headaches are just beginning.
The spread of video games from desktop PCs to the pockets of young people everywhere has brought new hazards – in the form of online social gambling.