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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Citizens may ultimately make a voluntary choice to purchase a lottery ticket but they should be armed with adequate information concerning the odds of winning, how winnings are actually paid out, an accurate representation of where the revenue from the ticket sales goes, and warnings concerning the problem of addictive gambling in order to make an informed and appropriate choice to participate in the lottery.
Campaigners have long argued that high-prize betting machines lead to excessive and even addictive gambling and that there are too many in some of the poorest areas of the country.
They said such an endeavor would be "detrimental to the values consistently espoused by the city of Worcester" and would encourage addictive gambling, crime, drug use and prostitution.
make only "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.
Addictive gambling could be described as serving the god of chance.
On the other hand, the "large casino" is likely to be just that: a casino with rows and rows of addictive gambling machines, not regeneration but degeneration
What the Government hasn't been able to explain is the measures that it intends to put in place to protect the families of those who, to quote the Bishop for Birmingham, will find their lives ruined by addictive gambling.
The fact of the matter," he continued, "is that proclaimed abuses of gambling, involvement by those under the legal age of participation, tales of money laundering and exaggerated mentions of addictive gambling habits are intended to be support issues.
Also, he said, provisions have to be made to discourage addictive gambling behavior.
And Gareth Wallace, of the Salvation Army, said: "This is a one-way bet towards more addictive gambling.
The fund would be used to create and implement addictive gambling prevention, intervention and services initiatives, she said.