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VGCCC investigates Crown Melbourne’s responsible gambling

VGCCC is investigating Crown Melbourne's responsible gambling obligations. The regulator can issue a penalty worth AU$100m, change the license status or censure Crown. The Royal Commission found a systematic pattern of breaches of the Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct. Victoria G gambling and casino control commission is a new watchdog. It will investigate the case for the foreseeable future. They want to send a strong message that no transgression will go unpunished. A casino license holder must do its best to protect vulnerable patrons. In Victoria, a casino licence holder can be revoked if it does not live up to the expected standard.
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VGCCC investigates Crown Melbourne’s responsible gambling
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Crown risks $100m fine in latest responsible gambling probe

Victoria’s Royal Commission found Crown inadequate to hold a casino licence in the state in October 2021. The VGCCC has brought additional disciplinary proceedings against Crown. It claims Crown did not supervise or interact with customers with gambling problems. If found guilty, Crown could be fined up to AUS$100m and its casino license varied. It could also be censured and guided through a rectification process. In April 2022, the VGCC launched an investigation into Crown Melbourne after it devised a China Union Pay process that evaded restrictions on Chinese currency.
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The National Council on Problem Gambling inked a new agreement with the Council on Compulsive Gambling in New Jersey:

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The National Council on Problem Gambling and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey invite members of the public to attend a live virtual presentation on Helpline Modernization on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 3:30 pm ET. Learn more and RSVP at

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Celebs banned from online gambling adverts over addiction concerns

Celebrities banned from online gambling adverts from Thursday. The ban is in an effort to combat gambling addiction among the young. 17% of all online accounts opened by people aged 18 to 24 are gambling accounts. Former players such as Wesley Sneijder, Dick Advocaat and Ellie Lust have been the face of online betting ads since it was legalised in the Netherlands last year.
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Four big changes to online gambling rules under new plans including a BAN on free bets

Ministers will publish a review of a 17-year-old gambling law. It will include a ban on free bets and VIP packages for gamblers who suffer big losses. Online casinos will have to take off features that increase the level of risk for customers. Public Health England found the overall cost of health harms caused by gambling was around £960 million. Suicide costs £619.2 million in England every year.
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Ministers are set to unveil new online gambling curbs in bid to stem addiction crisis

Ministers will publish a review of legislation to curb the impact of addiction. New curbs on minimum stakes, ‘non-intrusive’ affordability checks and banning free bets and VIP packages for those who lose big sums will be introduced. Gambling Commission will get new powers and additional funding. A new ombudsman will strengthen customers‘ rights if gambling companies fail to be socially responsible. The Government hopes to reach a voluntary agreement with football clubs to ban bookies' logos from sponsoring Premier League football shirts.
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Ministers are set to unveil new online gambling curbs in bid to stem addiction crisis
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Shippensburg University receives state grant to educate students on gambling addiction risk

Shippensburg University will receive a $42,532 state grant to educate its students on the risk of developing a gambling addiction. 75% of college students have gambled in the last year. 6% in U.S. college kids have a serious gambling problem. Research shows that teenagers and college-aged adults are more impulsive and at higher risk for developing gambling disorders. The most recent research estimates that 6%. college student have gambling problems. It can result in psychological difficulties, unmanageable debt and failing grades.
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Shippensburg University receives state grant to educate students on gambling addiction risk
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Australia set to introduce online gambling self-exclusion register

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has unveiled plans to introduce a new online gambling national self-exclusion register during the second half of this year. The register will apply to all licensed online and telephone betting operators and will enable Australian gamblers to exclude themselves from participation for periods ranging from three months up to permanent self exclusion.
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Australia set to introduce online gambling self-exclusion register
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Survey Shows Gamblers Much Vulnerable to Cost-Of-Living Crisis

A survey commissioned by GamCare, the UK Charity that operates the National Gambling Helpline, shows that cost-of-living crisis has made a serious impact on gamblers. Gamblers and especially problem gambers are experiencing huge pressures due to the crisis. Many callers who are receiving social security payments are resorting to gambling to make extra money to pay their bills.
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'Wheel Of Fortune' To Become Standalone Online Casino

BetMGM and Sony Pictures Television will launch a new online casino called "Wheel of Fortune Casino" in New Jersey later this year. The brand-led online casinos are driven by BetM GMG's platform and promotional capabilities. In May, fixed odds betting debuted at Monmouth Park and esports enthusiasts can now legally bet on their favorite players and games. BetGM is headquartered in NJ. It is also focusing on responsible gaming education. iGT CEO Enrico Drago is excited about the launch of the new casino.
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37-Year-Old Man in India Takes Own Life over Gambling Debt

37-year-old man in India took his own life over gambling debt. He was married and a father of two. His latest online gambling session resulted in a total loss of $25,656. India is at a crossroads as to how to regulate the gambling industry. PMK president Anbumani Ramadoss wants the government of Tamil Nadu to act within a week. At least 24 people have committed suicide over the last 10 months. The governments of different states have acknowledged the need to take action.
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37-Year-Old Man in India Takes Own Life over Gambling Debt
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ProgressPlay Responsible Gambling credentials boosted with dedicated Responsible Gaming Team and tools

ProgressPlay has invested in their Responsible Gaming Team and in new tools to enhance the company's offering in this key area. ProgressPlay supplies operators and casino brands with a platform and game aggregator. The company is committed to delivering game-changing white label solutions that aim to transform the iGaming landscape. It is based on Responsibly-run technology and practices. The supply chain is carefully vetted. There are safeguards on data protection and the protection of player data rights. iGambling platform provides operators with powerful tool for optimising the performance of an online casino.
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ACT online problem gambling bill causes problems

Labor's Dr Marisa Paterson has proposed a bill to protect online gamblers. The bill has been delayed until the next sitting. Canberra Liberals accuse Labor of profiting from gambling. Shane Rattenbury, Minister for Gaming, supports the motion. The motion states that although the ACT Government had an extensive reform initiative to address harm from poker machines, it had limited levers to deal with online gambling and television advertising. It also states the Commonwealth government regulated online betting, while most betting companies were registered in the Northern Territory and subject to minimal tax.
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Addicted gamblers poorly protected by Dutch gaming websites

Gambling websites like Toto, Kansino and Betcity don't always help players with gambling addiction. Minister Franc Weerwind is concerned about this. He suggests limiting the amount of money a player can lose per month and putting them on a register. There are 650,000 accounts on legal gaming websites. Only a small percentage of people struggle with addiction, Pointer reports. It is possible to put people on the register and prevent them from gambling.
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Responsible Gaming: The Problem During the Time of Online Casinos

Some people can't stop playing in casinos because they have a gambling addiction. This is where responsible gaming comes in. It is a concept aimed to minimize all potential harms for people who experience addiction to gambling. It's adopted by all respectable playing establishments and incorporated into legislation of different states.
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Why is it Important for Online Casinos to Implement Loss Limits?

Online gambling is an increasingly popular pastime. It's important for casinos to promote the importance of responsible gambling. Online casinos should implement loss limits to protect their clients. i.e. to limit the amount of money that can be lost. i v is important to use a reputable online casino that implements loss limit to prevent gambling addiction.
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Pennsylvania fines Hollywood Casino at Penn National and Wind Creek $27K for self-exclusion breaches

Wind Creek Bethlehem and Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association will pay $35,500 for violations. Underdog Sports will have to pay an $8,000 fine for operating fantasy contests without securing required licenses. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported an increase of 14% in gaming revenue in April compared to the same period in 2021. The state's casinos reached $461.6 million in revenue last month.
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Pennsylvania fines Hollywood Casino at Penn National and Wind Creek $27K for self-exclusion breaches
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University of Bristol: Pioneering new Gambling Harms Research Centre launched at University of Bristol

The new Gambling Harms Research Centre at the University of Bristol will focus on gambling harms. It will champion novel interdisciplinary methodologies for gambling research. The announcement comes ahead of the imminent publication of a review of gambling legislation. Gambler's Minister Chris Philp welcomes the resource. He hopes it will help deepen the understanding and awareness of gambling-related harms and prevent and reduce them. There are concerns that gambling laws haven't kept pace with the proliferation of online gambling opportunities and children's increasing access to gambling products.
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University of Bristol: Pioneering new Gambling Harms Research Centre launched at University of Bristol
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University of Bristol Opens Gambling Harm Research Centre

University of Bristol has opened a Gambling Harm Research Centre. It will be funded by a £4 million grant from GambleAware. The centre will focus on multidisciplinary approaches to gambling harm. It is the first academic research centre dedicated to this topic in Britain. Its funding comes from a grant awarded by Gamble aware for the next five years. They are currently conducting a review of the current gambling laws. Gambler's Minister Chris Philp welcomes the development.
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Wind Creek Bethlehem fined for allowing person on self-exclusion list to gamble for 4 days

Wind Creek Bethlehem has been fined $20,000 for allowing a person on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's self-exclusion list to gamble for 4 days. The PGCB offers self exclusion programs to help people with problem gambling distance themselves from the temptation of gambling. Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, Inc., operator of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Dauphin County, was fined for a self exclusion violation. Underdog Sports, Ltd., was also fined.
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Wind Creek Bethlehem fined for allowing person on self-exclusion list to gamble for 4 days
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May: Gambling Harms Research Centre

The Gambling Harms Research Centre (GHRC) will focus on the research on gambling harms. It will be led by experts from public health, consumer research and personal finance. The centre is funded by a grant from GambleAware. It is set to place Britain at the forefront of evidence-based multidisciplinary action to prevent and reduce the negative impacts of gambling.
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‘I lied to everyone I met’: How gambling addiction has taken hold of women in the UK

Bev, Tracey and Stacey had problems with gambling. Bev was in charge of household finances. Tracy used to gamble a lot. St Stacy used online gambling to avoid attention. They all found support at a women-only residential retreat. They are part of a network of organisations within the National Gambling Treatment Service. Karter makes a link between a rise in gambling amongst women and its omnipresence. She sees a correlation between this and a increase in stress, depression and anxiety. It's easy to lose yourself in the virtual world of online gaming.
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Hannah Walker: ‘Gambling addiction has nothing to do with someone’s character’

Walker's play Gamble is about her partner's gambling addiction. She organises coffee and cake mornings for people to share their stories. Matthew Gaskell, a psychologist and clinical lead on addiction for the NHS Northern Gambling Service, believes that addiction is stigmatised and that it is portrayed as harmless entertainment. Only 2 to 3% of people with gambling addictions come forward for support. The industry tries to distance themselves from its harms and shift the burden of responsibility on the individual players to protect its profits. It's a strategy that works. According to Gasell, addiction isn't a moral failing but a weakness of will.
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Hannah Walker: ‘Gambling addiction has nothing to do with someone’s character’
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Gambless Brings Responsible Gambling Into The App Age

Gambless is a new app that provides a range of resources for people with gambling problems. It was a finalist for the Ifrah Pitch Competition at the EGR North America East Coast Briefing in New York City. The app is not set up to connect a gambler in crisis to a live person. However, it can be used to signpost people to therapists in the network. It is built to guide users through some coping techniques in case of strong anxiety or panic attacks. There is no way to be connected to live therapists via the app.
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Gambless Brings Responsible Gambling Into The App Age
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GambleAware Publishes List of Annual Donations for 2021-2022

GambleAware has published details of donations for the 12 months ending 31 March 2022. The total for voluntary donations from the gambling industry is £34.7 million. Leading operators are responsible for donating 89% of the total donations. GambleAaware is calling for a mandatory levy on the industry. . It would fund treatment, prevention, and research of gambling harms. This would be effective in a matter of months.
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Del Lago, state unveil new program for problem gambling

New York State Gaming Commission unveiled new signage to promote the industry's inaugural QR Code. The code links problem gamblers with trained clinicians in real time. It has been used in more than 3,400 scans since January. Seneca County Community Counseling Center Prevention and Treatment Program is partnering with del Lago to focus on responsible gaming information and education. . .. For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. for support in the UK, call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90, visit a local Samaritan branch or click here for details.
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Why International Operators Cannot Integrate GamStop

There was a pandemic and millions of people were locked away at home during it. They were playing online casino games and betting sports. The online gambling market in the UK has expanded by at least 50% in last three years. UK Gambling Commission is concerned about the expansion of online gaming. It played a big role in developing the GamStop Self-exclusion scheme.
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BGC: Low problem gambling rates should be a “warning to ministers”

The Gambling Commission recorded a drop in problem gambling to 0.2%. The moderate and low risk rates are also stable at 0,9% and 1.4%. BGC chief executive Michael Dugher calls for ministers to take a genuinely evidence-based approach to the upcoming White Paper. Duger also points to an increase in use of black market sites in the UK. The PWC report found that black-market play in UK may have doubled over two years.
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As gambling grows, Alberta is not doing enough for addicts

Alberta has a high rate of gambling problems. Two per cent of Canadians over 15 have gambling issues. Youth aged 12-24 are at higher risk of having gambling problem. The signs of problem gambling include spending more time gambling, placing larger bets, boasting about wins and preferring gambling to family events. Canada opened the doors for dozens of new sports betting websites. Some feel this means there will be a safe, regulated option for gamblers. For more information, visit the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Addiction Commission's website. for details on the group therapy for gambling addiction, go to Gambler’s Anonymous.
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Gambling addiction on the rise in Louisiana

Sports betting is the leading cause of gambling addiction. Louisiana is 6th most gambling-addicted state. The Louisiana Problem Gambling Health Line number is (877) 770-STOP (7867). . The number one problem for gambling addicts is financial problems.
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GB problem gambling rate stable at 0.2% despite increase in play

GB problem gambling rate stable at 0.2% despite increase in play. In-person gambling participation rate increased to 26.0% in year to March 2022. 25.7% of people said they gambled online. Problem gambling among males declined to 0%. 2021 was the first year in which people had more positive perceptions of gambling. The proportion of respondents who agreed that ‘gambling is dangerous for family life’ reduced by 5%.
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Responsible gambling levy plea from GambleAware

BeGambleAware.org is the organization behind the BeGamblewithorg responsible gambling resource. It wants the government to implement a mandatory 1% levy to help fund programs tasked with combating and treating gambling-related harms.
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Study: SD is 2nd most gambling addicted state

Study: SD is 2nd most gambling addicted state. WalletHub compiled an overall ranking based on the factors of gambling friendliness and gambling problem and treatment. Nevada produced an score of 67.16, while South Dakota came in at 62.56. There are currently over 50 casinos in Sioux Falls alone. As of summer 2021, South Dakotas had about 9,100 video lottery machines at 1,324 retailers in 235 towns and cities.
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The Wheel of Fortune Comes to Non Gamstop Casino Casinos

The Wheel of Fortune is a TV game that has gone around the world. American casinos offer this game in the same way as blackjack or poker. Non GamStop casinos have refreshed the concept by offering a “bonus” version of the wheel of fortune. Online gambling software publishers have developed a live casino version. Most non Gamstop games offer a wheel on temporary promotion. Every day, a new spin is offered and the player randomly obtains a bonus to use during the day.
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XQc admits he has a gambling addiction

XQc has been streaming gambling-related content on Twitch for years. He has admitted that he has a gambling addiction and considers himself ill. xQC is aware that not everyone is as fortunate as him and should not be gambling as he does. x Qc is not planning to stop gambling at the moment because he can afford it. The Canadian had already spoken about his addiction to Gambling Simulator and betting last year.
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Mental Health of Casino Players: Key Factors Causing Ludomania

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Online casinos are starting to make their mark on streaming sites. Players are creating channels to share their game sessions with viewers. Some players have become stars on the streaming platforms.
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5 Most Successful Ways To Overcome Gambling Urges

In the 1968 classic, "Funny Girl", Barbra Streisand falls in love with a con artist, Nick Arnstein. Nick had a problem with gambling and lost his entire life savings and marriage to Barbbra. APA identified pathological gambling as a psychological disorder.
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Top Apps to Control Gaming Instead of GamStop

GamStop is a popular method that helps gamblers who suffer from gambling addiction. Other methods can be used if you want to use non GamStop casinos but do not know how to control gaming. These methods come in the form of apps and you will have to download and install them on the device.
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Safeguarding students: Cognita works with YGAM on gaming & gambling harm prevention

Cognita operates over 85 independent schools in 12 different countries. Cognita is working with the award-winning education charity, the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust, to deliver training to teaching staff in several of their schools throughout the UK. The topics of gaming and gambling now feature on the latest PSHE curriculum. The training equips teachers with knowledge, skills and confidence to give gaming harm prevention sessions directly to students. YGAM trained nearly 4,000 education professionals in 2021. According to Ipsos Mori, 96% of 11-24-year-olds have been exposed to gambling marketing messages.
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Safeguarding students: Cognita works with YGAM on gaming & gambling harm prevention
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How Can Golf Fans Benefit From Non-GamStop Gambling?

GamStop blocks all online casinos and gambling-related sites for a chosen period of exclusion. UK is suffering from an increasing number of problem gamblers. Non-Gamstop betting sites offer few restrictions and greater bonuses. They are not registered on the UKGC database. They offer more access to verification and are more accessible. According to UK GCG, 0.5% of the population are problem gambling.
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