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September - October 2002
Problem Gambling

29th October        Victoria, Australia       Source: The Melbourne Age
$4.4 billion: price we pay for gaming
Of the total, A$1 billion was lost at the Crown Casino and A$2.56 billion on Pokies in pubs and clubs. There are 27,400 licensed machines in the state. The average loss per adult on all gambling products was A$1,193.

29th October        Indiana        Source: The Indianapolis Star - Oct 26th
Prosecutors: Church secretary stole $342,000 for gambling binges

28th October        South Africa       Source: Independent Online/Cape Argus
Turning the tables on addiction to gambling
A look at the National Responsible Gaming Programme in place at the GrandWest Casino in Goodwood.

26th October        Halifax, Nova Scotia        Source:
Nova Scotia gaming corporation says gamblers paying attention to warnings
VLT's in Nova Scotia now have a clock that lets players know how long they have been at the machine.

23rd October        Problem Gambling - Indiana        Source:
Bankrupt gambler sues casino  - At what point should casinos bar compulsive gamblers?
Very Interesting story. Is the casino at fault or should players take responsibility for their own actions?

20th October        Iowa         Source: Daily Nonpareil
Three percent of Iowans have gambling problem

8th October        Problem Gambling - Cape Town, South Africa         Source: The Independent Online
Cape gamblers have got it 'very bad'

8th October        Problem Gambling - Quebec, Canada         Source: Montreal Gazette
Gambler can't shuffle addiction
The Montreal Gazette has a special feature on Video Lottery Machines at:

6th October        Montpelier, Indiana         Source:
Robbery suspect says his gambling addiction led to a desperate crime

3rd October        Australia        Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Gamblers in red turn to white-collar crime
A new report says up to 20% of white-collar crime in NSW may be down to individulals with gambling problems.

1st October        Nevada & Washington         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gambling addict's misery detailed - Internet may increase problem
House to vote on Internet gambling

1st October        Quebec, Canada         Source: Gazette
PQ 'battling' VLT addiction
Loto Quebec is under fire after investigations apparently show VLT's are primerily located in poor neighbourhoods.

27th September         Victoria, Australia         Source: Sun
$2.5b lost on pokies
A statistic filled look at slot machine play in Victoria. The Interchurch Gambling Taskforce is calling on the number of machines to be halved to 15,000 as losses by players have now reached A$7 million a day.

26th September         New Zealand         Source: New Zealand Herald
Gerdelan quits and apologises

25th September         New Zealand        Source: New Zealand Herald
Anti-gambling chief resigns after cash probe
Gerdelan had cancelled card reissued

23rd September         New Zealand        Source:
Problem gambling chief probed over big spending
Problem gambling services unaffected by probe - funder

23rd September         Toronto        Source: Northern Light/Canada News Wire
RGCO to take problem gambling awareness program to 18 Ontario campuses

14th September         Australia       Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Lawsuits threatened in Australia - Researcher: Problem gamblers could be spurred by Canadian class-action lawsuit

1st September         Tasmania       Source: Tasmanian
Addicts gambling with their lives
Calls for action on pokies addiction
With just 450,000 inhabitants, spend on all forms of gambling on the island was A$2 billion for the last financial year. More than 80% of counseling sessions held by Relationships Australia for gambling problems involved slots.
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