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The new UK white paper reforming the gambling laws for the digital age says nothing about one of the most concerning new developments in this field in the past 20 years.
The UK is currently review its gambling regulations.
The UK has a gambling problem but some of its neighbours could provide inspiration on how to prevent gambling harms.
New technology, big jackpots and rubbery regulation means bingo’s friendly reputation is due for a rethink.
Many countries have done much more to reduce gambling-related harm than we have in Australia.
It is possible to ‘gamble responsibly’, with these handy tips. But if you can’t, there’s help.
Matt Hancock wants a new levy to tackle gambling harms, but it’s a lost opportunity unless you spend it the right way.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has banned sports betting and a variety of other gambling activities.
There’s a strong case to ban gambling as it’s rapidly becoming a public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa.
An alarmingly high proportion of problem gamblers are using off-shore betting firms for ‘micro-betting’ on sports.
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.
The longer they keep you plugged in to a game, the better it is for the house.
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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.
The 2018 World Cup inspires new gamblers.
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.
Fixed-odds betting terminals have been called the ‘crack cocaine’ of gambling.
That the government has finally moved to limit the damage is welcome, but there is much still to do.
Playing to win, set up to lose.
Ireland is the ‘wild west’ of gambling, with little regulation to protect people from the potential social harm. This needs to change.
While gaming advertising will be banned before 8.30pm, the ban doesn’t extend to perimeter advertising or on-air mentions of betting odds.
When is the upcoming ban on early evening TV sports betting ads not a real ban? When it’s a partial ban that ignores how real people watch sport.
We’ve long heard we can’t blame people for their addiction because it’s a disease, but is it?
Some think labelling it a disease is a helpful way to think about addiction; others think this makes the addict helpless in their fight against addiction. Two academics debate both sides of the coin.
A screenshot from Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
Nick Xenophon wants to crack down on first-person shooter games, which he claims are a form of gambling. But his stance oversimplifies the way these games are played.
According to new research, the more money people lose gambling, the greater their risk of developing gambling problems – even at relatively low levels of losses.
Harm minimisation policies should seek to reduce the poker machine gambling of everyone, not just problem gamblers.
In The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg portrays Jim Bennet, a bored literature professor whose gambling debts spiral out of control.
“Life is a losing proposition,” explains Mark Wahlberg’s literature professor/compulsive gambler Jim Bennett. “You might as well get it over with.” Intent on doing just that, Bennett runs up massive debts…
Slot machines are designed to make losses seem like wins.
A 2011 Massachusetts law allows for the expansion of gambling, including slot machines. That law is now on the November 2014 election ballot for potential repeal. This is a real opportunity for voters…
Your odds of winning are greatly improved if you own a casino.
Gambling is good business, or at least a profitable one. According to the American Gaming Association, in 2012 the 464 commercial casinos in the US served 76.1 million patrons and grossed $US37.34 billion…
One way to manage problem gambling would be to limit the supply of poker machines.
Casino gaming is on the rise across much of the developed world, with governments increasingly unable to resist the allure of windfall taxes and a hefty influx of cash for the local economy. Massachusetts…