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September - October 2003
Problem Gambling

28th October          Atlantic City          Kansas City Star
Self-excluded gambler wins big and wants to keep his winnings
The tricky problem of what should happen to the winnings of a player who has previously signed up to be excluded from a casino.

27th October          Colorado          The Denver Channel
Study: Video Lottery Would Create More Gambling Addicts

26th October          Indianapolis          Indianapolis Star - Editorial October 24th
A help but no cure for problem gambling
"Ultimately, however, those with gambling disorders have to be responsible for their own actions".

26th October          Louisiana          The Town Talk Louisiana
Internet gambling sites make it difficult for gamblers to recover

26th October          Colorado & Rhode Island          Denver Post
For compulsive gamblers, video lottery can be trouble
Apparently 70% to 75% of Rhode Island's treatment center patients are addicted to VLT's and have lost an average of $70,000 to $80,000.

26th October          Atlantic City          KYW-TV/AP
Homeless Still Living Under The Boardwalk
Sobering story detailing the lives of dozens of homeless who live under the Atlantic City boardwalk.

20th October          Responsible Gambling          Las Vegas Sun
Funds donated for research - National Center for Responsible Gaming

16th October          California           Yahoo/PRNewswire
'Tumbling Dice' - Problem Gambling Conference Concludes Friday in Temecula

16th October          Atlantic City           The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Self-casino ban violator ordered to forfeit $64K.
The player did not turn up in person for a hearing in front of the NJ Casino Control Commission.

15th October          Detroit           Detroit News
Casinos draw 1-in-3 seniors - Study: 10% may not know when to stop

10th October         Sacramento, California            PRNewswire
'Tumbling Dice' - Problem Gambling Conferences Begin Monday at State Capitol

9th October         Quebec, Canada             Montreal Gazette
VLTs to stay; gambling critics bitter

9th October         Alberta, Canada            Western Catholic Reporter
Catholic gambling in question - Calgary Diocese issues gambling ban

9th October         New Zealand            New Zealand Herald
Gambling aid group blames the pokies
Callers to the problem gambling helpline in New Zealand are evenly split between male and female. The vast majority citing gaming machines in pubs and clubs as their problem.

8th October        Quebec, Canada            My Telus/CBC
Loto 'ignoring' gambling problems
Loto Quebec have apparently decided not to cut the number of VLT's after complaints from Bar and Hotel owners.

6th October         Baltimore, Maryland           Las Vegas Sun - Weekend Edition
Gaming foes win some battles, but lose the war - Tom Grey's volunteers pick their fights; some activists seek more help
Detailed look at the Reverend Tom Grey's National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling.

3rd October         Quebec, Canada           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Gambling-related suicides soar
 
 

Asian gambling - Connecticut, Thailand & Malaysia

2nd October         Connecticut           The Hartford Advocate
Gambling Just as Fast as We Can - A UConn study says that casinos are an obsession among the state's Asian refugee community

2nd October         Thailand           Bangkok City Life
For the Love of Gambling

2nd October         Singapore           The Malaysian Star
Singaporeans spent billions on gambling last year
 

2nd October         Quebec, Canada           My telus/CP
Gambling-related suicides soar five-fold in Quebec since VLTs legalized
Statistis show gambling related suicides in Quebec for the last 5 years at 126. Before the introduction of VLT's the number was 27.

28th September         Australia           The Advertiser
Milk cartons 'encourage gambling'
The NSW Council on Problem Gambling belives that printing lottery tickets on cartons of milk may encourages and promoteds a culture of gambling

28th September         Maryland           Baltimore Sun
Downside of gambling is focus of convention
National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling annual conference - website: www.ncalg.org

28th September         Cincinatti, Ohio           Lexington Herald-Leader/AP
Wife asks federal court to get casino to ban husband

26th September         London           The Racing Post - Registration required
Bellringer to leave GamCare at end of year

26th September         Chicago, Illinois           Beacon News Online/AP
Hundreds sign up to ban selves from casinos
The Illinois Gaming Board's self-ban programme that started on July 1, 2002 has so far signed up 911 people.

24th September         Paoli, Indiana          Source: The Times-Mail
Orange County casino opponents launch new Web site
5 Groups hope to establish a casino in the Indiana town of French Lick. The The Orange County Coalition Against Legalized Gambling’s Website is at: www.no-casino.org

24th September         Australia          Source: The Courier Mail
Gamblers up stakes in $1000-a-head wipeout
Tasmanian Gaming Commission website: www.gaming.tas.gov.au

24th September          Australia          Source: The Melbourne Age
Man stole from cricket club to feed gambling addiction
 




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