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May - June 2003
Problem Gambling

30th June         Victoria, Australia           Source: The Herald Sun
Pokie losers' limit
Worth a throw - Editorial

29th June         Switzerland           Source:
Experts warn of rise in gambling addiction

27th June         Toronto          Source: Vancouver Sun
The human heart of a gambler
Review of the new film Owning Mahowny about a bank employee who is a compulsive gambler.

22nd June         Indianapolis, Indiana          Source: The Courier-Journal
Indiana looks for help in creating 'self-ban' program for addicted gamblers
Expert: Public still sees gambling as moral issue
Researcher chides gambling industry executives - Says there is no serious effort to aid addicts
Reports from the National Conference on Problem Gambling that was held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, Kentucky.

22nd June         U.S. - Sports betting          Source: Houston Chronicle
Gambling fever among college athletes catches NCAA's attention

15th June        Internet & Online gambling          Source: Daily Telegraph
Housewives hooked on internet betting run up debts between chores
Both Gamcare and Gamblers Anonymous are reporting a big increase in the number of females with gambling problems. Around 40% of online casino gamblers are women.

11th June         U.K.          Source: Yahoo Singapore/Teamtalk
Merson - I wanted to kill myself

11th June         British Columbia, Canada          Source: Colonist & Vancouver Sun
B.C. gambling statistics should be setting off alarms
Richmond approves increase in slots
Net revenues last year from government run gambling in Canada were C$11.3 billion, up from C$2.7 billion in 1992.

1st June          London           Source: The Sporting Life & The People
Merson reveals gambling demons
Gambling nearly drove me to suicide
Football got in the way of my gambling

1st June          West Midlands, UK.           Source:
£300,000 debt for internet gambler

29th May          NSW, Australia          Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Australian State Govt Dedicates US$4.6 MLN to Help Gamblers

23rd May          Melbourne          Source: Yahoo Auz/ABC
Man jailed for $2m pokie spending spree
The funds apparently being derived from the players employer.

23rd May          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Gambling tales show gap in wins and losses

19th May          Australia           Source: Yahoo Australia/aap
Thieving bank worker jailed

16th May          U.S.          Source: Christian Science Monitor - Opinion
Gambling - odds are, you're a loser

12th May          Juneau, Alaska        Source: Juneau Empire
Psychiatrists: Impacts of gambling are already present in Alaska

10th May          Arizona        Source: Arizona Republic
Gambling addicts can ban selves from casinos

10th May          Tennessee        Source: The Tennessean/AP
Christian views on gambling run the gamut

8th May         U.S.         Source: New York Daily News - Opinion
No virtue in gambling
"Next thing you know - baby needs a new school system! - they're greenlighting the kind of gambling that only 30 years ago was illegal everywhere but Nevada."

6th May          U.K & U.S.         Source: & Washington Times
Merson battles gambling addiction
Bennett vows gambling days over 

3rd May          Washington          Source: New York Daily News
Gambling on a vice - Virtues pusher won't play by the book - his

2nd May          London          Source: Business Week Online
Casino Cash Fuels a Rash of Tribal Feuds
According to the Business Week article 39 tribes now generate more than $100 million each in gambling revenues per year.

2nd May          Washington & Atlantic City          Source:
The Man of Virtues Has a Vice
Information that should be completey confidential, on the Atlantic City & Las Vegas gambling losses of Conservative activist Bill Bennett.

1st May          St. Louis, Missouri          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Harrah's faces fine over problem gambler - Gaming regulators want suburban St. Louis casino to pay $100,000
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