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November - December 2003
Problem Gambling

30th December          Manchester          Manchester Online
Vicious circle of debt on the cards - Credit Card use in British casinos
British casinos now accept credit cards using GPT's ATM system. This debt is to GPT not the casino thus skirting around the 1968 Gaming Act banning the use of credit cards.

28th December          Delaware - Problem Gambling          The Baltimore Sun
Ardent bettors may add embezzling to problems

28th December          London          The Observer/Guardian
Betting firms to pay up to £9 million to help gamblers
British Casino operators and Bookmakers have apparently so far failed to come up with a £3 million commitment to fund problem gambling initiatives.

26th December          New Zealand          New Zealand Herald
Impact of gambling: Reform group backs rise in pokie fees
Impact of gambling: Losses soar to $1.9 billion
Under New Zealand's new Gambling Act slot licensing fees will rise from $250 to $373 per machine.

26th December          Portland, Oregon
Man Allegedly Steals $350,000 From Dying Priest - Stolen Money Reportedly Gambled Away At Casinos

22nd December          South Australia             ABC News Online
Gambling authority calls for pokies cull
The Independent Gambling Authority is calling for S.A's slot numbers to be cut 20% to 12,000.

21st December          Mississippi & Las Vegas             Biloxi Sun-Herald
Park Place will ban problem gamblers

15th December          Problem Gambling             Las Vegas Busuiness Press
Gamers raising the stakes

13th December          Problem Gambling - U.S.             St Louis Post-Dispatch
Gaming industry adopts code of conduct to curb problems

13th December          Winnipeg, Canada              The Globe and Mail
Prairies rife with addicts to gambling, study finds

12th December          Ottawa, Canada              Toronto Star/CP
StatsCan: VLTs 'crack cocaine' of gambling
Statistics Canada is Canada's national statistics agency.
Problem gambling
StatsCan press release announcing the publication of their survey results.
Fighting the odds
Survey results in the December issue of "Perspectives on Labour and Income".

12th December          Problem Gambling - U.S.              Focus on the Family
Casinos Plan 'Problem Gambler' List

12th December          Nevada              Las Vegas Review-Journal
EDITORIAL: Problem gambling - Gaming company deserves credit for its proactive approach

12th December          Problem Gambling - U.S.             The Press of Atlantic City - Editorial
COMPULSIVE GAMBLING - Significant step

10th December          Problem Gambling - Nevada             Las Vegas Sun - Corrected links
Reviews for new conduct code mixed
'Harm-minimization' slots studied by industry
The AGA on Tuesday unveiled a list of requirements for operators aimed at checking and recognising compulsive gambling among casino customers.

9th December          Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Park Place casinos start lists to ban addicts

9th December          Las Vegas             Sacramento Bee/AP
Casinos move to bar problem gamblers

9th December          Las Vegas             San Francisco Chronicle/AP  - Adam Goldman
Largest casino company starts list to bar problem gamblers, even involuntarily in some cases

9th December          Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Park Place Launches Industry-Leading Responsible Gaming Program

9th December          Online Gambling             Bangor News
Online gambling can put consumers at risk
Poorly written and alarmist. I actually thought it was quite funny!

9th December          Nevada             Las Vegas Review-Journal
PROBLEM GAMBLING: Official: Rules need revisiting

8th December          Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Researcher: Scientific data important piece of gambling addiction puzzle
Report from the National Center for Responsible Gaming conference being held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

7th December          Louisville, Kentucky             Lexington Herald-Leader
State study shows 12 percent of gamblers at risk for addiction

30th November          Quebec, Canada            MyTelus/CP
Gambling addicts embrace new cashless casino near Montreal, but experts wary
A cafe for addicted gamblers where they can play casino games for free!

29th November          Bolton, Lancashire            Bolton Evening News
Gambling golfer hanged himself

29th November          Wisconsin            Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Gamblers accused of theft on job increasing - More of them are women who have led law-abiding lives
Three female gamblers with no prior convictions who all stole over $500,000 to fund their addiction.

24th November          Toronto, Ontario            The Toronto Star
Addict, gaming corp. settle lawsuit
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation have settled a C$1 million gambling addiction lawsuit out of court, the terms are confidential.

20th November          Australia            The Courier
Man stole $300,000 to feed gambling

15th November          Indiana             Indianapolis Star
Rule lets gaming addicts ban selves from casinos

12th November          Tacoma, Washington State             The News Tribune
Gambling Commission has no business expanding gaming
The Washington State Gambling Commission will decide on Thursday whether to allow the table game limit at non-Indian casinos to be raised from $100 to $200.

11th November          Indiana             Indianapolis Post
Gambler accused of killing husband

5th November          Detroit, Michigan            Miami Herals/AP
Problem gamblers file lawsuit against Detroit's casinos

4th November          Koblenz, Germany  
Krankhaftes Glücksspiel nimmt beängstigend zu - Website:

4th November          Maryland            Cumberland Times-News
Study: Gambling revenue will outweigh social costs

3rd November          Perth, Australia           The West Australian & New Zealand Herald
$19m thief may get more jail
Gambler's term disputed
Kim David Faithfull, 36 has been jailed for 5 years for stealing A$19 million from the Commonwealth Bank branch where he was manager. The Crown will appeal the light sentence.

3rd November          Auckland, New Zealand 
Auckland City to consider impact of gambling

3rd November          Australia           The Mercury
Problem gambling shame

2nd November          Wisconsin           Wisconsin Daily Tribune
Gambling problems rise sharply - Help lines take more calls as courts debate expansion

2nd November          Australia           ABC News
Govt launches national research program into gambling

2nd November          Problem Gambling Research           Biloxi Sun-Herald/Boston Globe
Scientists tackle gambling disorder
Could the drug Naltrexone that blocks a gamblers high be a solution?

2nd November          St. Louis, Missouri           zWire/The Telegraph
Problem gamblers have places to turn

1st November          Birmingham          Birmingham Evening Mail
Muslim fear on gambling
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