Gambling Addiction

(redirected from Excessive Gambling)
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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Excessive gambling 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.
Sporting organisations have come under pressure to sever links with betting companies as the perils of excessive gambling increase.
'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.
"Excessive gambling is trapping people into an addictive cycle and people can end up losing their homes, relationships and their place and purpose in society.
The Director of Liquor Law and Policy at the dti, Ms Clementine Makaepea said that just like with excessive gambling, communities rarely understand the dangers of and health risks associated with drinking and the abuse of liquor as well as the laws regulating the liquor industry.
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.