Gambling Addiction

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A disorder of impulse control in which a person makes wagers of various types—in casinos, at horse races, to book-makers—which compromises, disrupts, or damages personal, family, or vocational pursuits
Management Gamblers’ Anonymous, a 12-step program modeled after Alcoholics’ Anonymous; no phramacologic intervention has proven successful
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It's time to get serious about closing the inequality gap that exists within society and tackling the scourge of highly addictive gambling machines among the most deprived communities is a good place to start.
Their content, especially the casino style roulette, has brought dangerously addictive gambling to the UK's high streets.
Mr Parkinson said: "There is strong evidence now that they are the most addictive gambling product in the UK with around a third of users exhibiting signs of problematic gambling.
It's hard to control and we obviously have issues in our society with addictive gambling,'' Goldberg said.
For more than a half-century, Slovic has focused his research on the underbelly of humanity, from addictive gambling to genocidal dictatorships.
There is a certain amount of that addictive gambling type psychology about it but for the most part people just want to play the game.
I know how addictive gambling can be so I refuse to go down that path, however fun the adverts make the sites out to be,' she says.
The Liberal Democrats have been highlighting the dangers of these extremely addictive gambling machines for years - people can play a new game every 20 seconds, with stakes of up to PS100 compared to just PS2 in other machines.
This sense of frustration from just losing out encourages the gambler to bet again, which in turn may contribute to addictive gambling behaviour, the researchers say.
Shacolas, chairman of Hermes Airports that operates the two airports at Larnaca and Paphos on a build-operate-transfer deal that saw hundreds of millions of euros invested in the two towns, is pressing the current anti-casino administration into realising that the benefits from such a leisure project far outweigh any social problems related to addictive gambling.
If addictive gambling is suspected, the school counselor can turn to the brief screening instrument developed by the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (2008), which involves two brief questions.
She urged lawmakers to be aware of potential costs of the new industry, such as addictive gambling.