Posts Tagged ‘pathological gambling’

February 3rd, 2011 – by Glen Farmer It is widely known that the Super bowl is the largest event for sports gambling in the United States, but what is not widely known is the fact that Super Bowl Sunday can be a tragic day for the bettors and gamblers who fail to succeed on their […]

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January 30th, 2011 – by Glen Farmer Oklahoma’s News On 6 has recently reported that gambling addiction is on the rise in the state of Oklahoma. According to the A Chance To Change foundation, which helps problem gamblers, the need for counselors has grown by 50 percent over the last year. Pathological gambling is described […]

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January 4th, 2011 – by Glen Farmer Pennsylvania’s regime of expanding gambling has always aided in the battling of social ills, particularly pathological gambling. In order to continue the fight against the spread of compulsive gambling, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has launched a website that aids in the treatment of problem gambling. The new website, […]

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October 21st, 2010 – by Glen Farmer The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling has long explored compulsive gambling amongst college students, but the most recent report has shown that Florida college students have become two times more likely to become a compulsive gambler. The main reason cited by the report is online gambling, particularly online […]

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August 14th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer The treatment of problem gambling is important to all jurisdictions allowing gaming, and the state of California has recently announced a technology based state of the art program that would help problem gamblers avoid trouble. The new program will be a voluntary self exclusion program with a twist. […]

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July 27th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer A pathological gambler in Canada has recently become a victim of his own addiction. This player hit a jackpot worth over $40,000 dollars just to have it refused. Mike Lee, back in 2007, realized that his gambling had become a problem. In order to curtail the urge and […]

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June 2nd, 2010 – by Glen Farmer Though under 10% of the American population is afflicted with pathological gambling, major cases do occasionally have such an impact that stories of the issue are widely covered. One such incident lies within an Ohio woman who has recently been sentenced in court over the theft of over […]

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May 29th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer On Thursday, a man from Missouri was sentenced to a lengthy probation term of five years after pleading guilty to counterfeiting chips and using them to gamble or receive cash. William Reece Lancaster, 50, was plead guilty after he was discovered taking chips from a local gambling den […]

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March 28th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer Recent reports have shown that Oregon will be slashing the funding for the treatment of pathological gambling within the state. The ailing budget has prompted this cut, as the state needs more funds in the general fund. In April, these cuts will take place. Early estimates show that […]

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