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March - April 2002
Problem Gambling

29th April      South Australia     Source: News.com.au/AAP
Drug 'helps gambling addicts'
Naltrexone is commonly prescribed to Heroin addicts. In South Australia it has so far been tested on just one person.

24th April      Niagara Falls, Canada      Source: Canada Newswire
Preeminent responsible gambling conference being held in Niagara Falls

22nd April      Atlantic City      Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
78 say ‘ban me’ to A.C. casinos
Just 78 players have so far signed up with the Casino Control Commission's programme.

20th April      Queensland, Australia       Source: Ananova.com
Manager 'bet and lost firm's £7m on horses

5th April      Queensland, Australia     Source: News.com.au/The Courier Mail
Gaming squad targets addicts
"Responsible gambling liaison officers" are to be employed at Queensland's 1,384 gaming locations which have combined a total of 31,000 slots.

5th April      Toronto      Source: Northern Light/Canada NewsWire
Responsible Gambling Council (Ontario) launches new website

3rd April      Victoria, Australia      Source: The Melbourne Age
Anti-gambling crusaders attack Vic govt

31st March      Australia       Source: The Canberra Times
Teen gambling addiction ruining lives: expert

25th March     Nevada      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Study renews problem gambling debate - Many officials remain unsure of numbers

24th March     Missouri      Source: Kansas City Star
More Missourians are seeking help for problem gambling
Calls to the states gambling helpline 1-(888) BETSOFF rose 64 percent, to 2,846 in 2001.

22nd March     Nevada     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Up to 64,000 Nevadans are problem gamblers
Surprisingly, despite the millions of dollars in taxes paid by casinos, Nevada does not publicly fund treatment for problem gamblers.

22nd March     Gambling research     Source: MSNBC/Reuters & Daily Telegraph
Gambling brings rash brain reaction - Experiment shows hard-wired need to make risky bets
Out of luck gamblers can blame a brainwave
Ever wondered why punters keep doubling up after a loss?. Maybe scientists have found the answer.

21st March     New Zealand - Problem Gambling      Source:  New Zealand Herald
Gambling woes hit adolescents
According to the article New Zealand presently has no laws in place to prevent children from playing Pokies (slots).

15th March     Melbourne - Problem Gambling    Source: The Herald Sun
Casino to help pokie addicts
The Crown Casino now has councellors from the Salvation Army walking the gaming floor 24 hours a day.

14th March     New Jersey   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
March Madness Is Just That For Problem and Compulsive Gamblers
An announcement from the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey.

14th March     Melbourne     Source: News.co.au/Herald Sun - March 13th
Gamblers sell sex in car parks

12th March     Connecticut       Source: Hartford Courant
Gambling's Deepest Debts - Women As Well As Men Report Emotional, Financial Problems
Slots topping the list in Connecticut as the form of gambling causing the most problems.

12th March     Missouri      Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Problem gamblers finding work in Missouri casinos

7th March    Online Gambling      Source: Alternet.org - Feb 26th
Online Gambling Sinks Students into Debt 

1st March    Sydney    Source: Herald Sun
Casino workers threatened
Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union (LHMU) that represents staff at Star City casino has reported that half of its members have been threatened with violence over the last 12 months.
 






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