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July - August 2003
Problem Gambling

30th August           Las Vegas            Source: Washington Post
A Gamble On Hitting The Payroll In Las Vegas - For Texas Couple, Living On Margin Just Got Worse
A look behind the bright lights of a city attracting 5,000 new residents each and every month.

30th August           Barbados            Source: The Nation
Help For Gamblers

29th August           Bremen, Germany          Source: NordWest Zeitung & Die Welt
Spielverluste bleiben verloren
Spielbankverlust: Kaum Chance auf Rückzahlung
A German court has thrown out the case of an addicted gambler who sought the return of money allegedly lost at the Bremen Spielbank in 1999 and 2000.

27th August           Halifax, Nova Scotia           Source: Toronto Globe & Mail
Video lottery 'not like other addictions' - N.S. man sets out to organize, launch class-action suit against province
The Nova Scotia health department estimates that the province has 15,000 problem gamblers and for 97% of them VLT addiction is the problem.

27th August           Missouri          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Harvard researchers to study Missouri's problem gamblers

27th August           Missouri           Source: Kansas City Business Journal - Aug 25th
Grant will aid study of problem gamblers
Harvard Medical School has been awarded a $297,000 grant to study Missouri Casinos Self-ban programme and the 5,000 persons who have so far signed up.

27th August           Problem Gambling           Source: Ivanhoe - Medical News & Discovery Health
Gamblers Lack Impulse Control
Gambling addicts show “distinctive brain activity”
The studies conducted by the Yale School of Medicine can be found in the August issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

26th August           London           Source: Health-News.co.uk
Gambling addicts show “distinctive brain activity”

26th August           Louisville, Kentucky           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Former addict puts face on the gambling debate

24th August           Kentucky & Connecticut            Source: The Courier-Journal & New Haven Register
Woman admits stealing, gambling away money
Bookkeeper pleads guilty to gambling away company money
Gambler awaits sentencing, keeps betting

22nd August           Online Gambling          Source: USA Today
Online sports betting spins out of control

21st August           Ontario, Canada          Source: MyTelus/CP
Former Copps Coliseum executive to sue Ontario for gambling addiction

20th August           Connecticut          Source: The Hartford Courant
Gambling Epidemic In Asian Refugees? Small Study Shows 60% Have Problems

18th August           Illinois          Source: zwire/The Telegraph
Problem gamblers can ban themselves from casinos

15th August           New Zealand           Source: Scoop.co.nz/Manukau City Council
New report on effects of gambling in Manukau

12th August           Arizona           Source: BBC.co.uk
Parkinson's drugs 'fuel gambling urge'

11th August           Minnesota           Source: EurekaAlert.org & Reuters
Parkinson's medication linked to gambling
Parkinson's Drug Side-Effect -- Gambling?

8th August          U.S.           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Group hopes for more advances in addiction programs

8th August          Kwa-Zulu Natal           Source: Independent Online
When the gambling dream becomes a nightmare

6th August          U.S. Responsible gambling           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Problem gaming event debated - 'Keeping it Fun' week under way

31st July          Illinois           Source: Herald Argus
Problem gambler says he lost it all

30th July          Connecticut          Source: The Hartford Courant
Poor May Be Gambling's Big Losers - Survey Suggests Low-Income Link

28th July          Detroit          Source: Reno Gazette-Journal/AP
After losing big at casinos, man hasn't gambled in 16 months
Contains an excellent quote from the ex player who had a credit line of over $700,000 at Detroit casinos.
"When you're a compulsive gambler, it's not just the money you lose, it's the money you don't make in business because you're disoriented from gambling,"

13th July          Indiana           Source: Kentucky.com/AP
Self-imposed bans on gamblers studied, 10 casinos share list

13th July          British Colombia           Source: Canada.com/Vancouver Sun
Lottery corp. looks at ways to assist problem gamblers

9th July          Australia           Source: The Advertiser
Smart card for pokie addicts

8th July          Hong Kong           Source: Fox Sports/AP
With hymns, prayers, Hong Kong Christians demonstrate against soccer betting

7th July          New Zealand           Source: Stuff.co.nz
Special gambling helpline set up to help Maori

7th July          Australia           Source: News Weekly - Editorial
The state's gambling addiction
Article examining the increasing reliance upon gambling revenues by State Government's.

6th July          Ottawa, Canada           Source: Canada.com/Ottawa Citizen
Gamblers will 'rely on' ruling to avoid jail
A recent court judgement in Ontario has aportioned part of the blame for a gamblers crimes upon the Provincial Government.
 




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