is classified as a behavioural addiction by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), and is characterized by "the compulsive, repetitive involvement in a rewarding activity that a person is unable to control or stop despite negative consequences to themselves and others" (Greco & Curci, 2016, p.
Addressing the Central District full council session on the mandate of the organisation in Serowe recently, the organisation's chief financial officer Mr Peter Kesitilwe said its responsibilities included compliance and monitoring of the industry and preventing potential ill effects of excessive gambling
Town hall bosses want to ensure that help is more accessible to people whose lives are being blighted by excessive gambling
Beat the Odds, which has undertaken considerable outreach work and research on the scale of excessive gambling
in Wales, supports more than 100 excessive gamblers who have sought help as part of their recovery.
Sporting organisations have come under pressure to sever links with betting companies as the perils of excessive gambling
'The reduction in the number of special draws is an initial step by the government to reduce gambling activities, so as to curb social problems such as excessive gambling
addiction,' he said at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.
He mentioned that the government corporate counsel, an official who issued excessive gambling
permits, and another who issued 75-year lease contracts to foreigners would likely get the boot.
is trapping people into an addictive cycle and people can end up losing their homes, relationships and their place and purpose in society.
The first section explains what the author means by behavioral addictions: for example, excessive gambling
is one of the first recognized behavioral addictions.
"Though there could be concerns on excessive gambling
, that does not provide grounds for the FSS to control casino practices."
While it was good to hear the government announce this week that there is to be an advertising campaign costing up to PS7 million to educate people about the potential perils of excessive gambling
, there is still far too much attention given to physical FOBTs and not enough to what might happen if they are so heavily restricted that vulnerable people stop feeding money into them that they cannot afford to lose.