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July - August 2004
Problem Gambling

30th August          St. Louis, Missouri           STLToday.com
Priest who loved to bet apologizes for theft

27th August         Melbourne           The Melbourne age
Casino glamour seduced lonely man into $1m fraud
Prosecutors have determined the exact total of Wayne John Seiler's thefts - A$1,040,819.79

27th August         Australia           Sydney Morning Herald
Gambling addict admits stealing $22m from boss
Dennis Craig Telford has admitted the thefts over a 3 year period. He joins a growing list in Australia of persons who have stolen million's to allegedly feed a gambling habit.

27th August         Melbourne, Australia           The Melbourne Age & News.com.au/SMH
Company may sue casino to recover funds
Casino faces suit over stolen $1m
Crown Casino once again in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

24th August         Johannesburg          Business Day
Gambling addict heads to court

24th August         Problem Gambling - Florida          St. Petersburg Times
When gambling puts you at risk

22nd August         Problem Gambling - Scotland           Glasgow Sunday Mail
I broke my Family's heart by blowing £50,000 on Internet fruit machines
The type of story that is certain to have a degree of influence on Government policy in the run up to the Draft Gambling Act's first reading in Parliament.

22nd August         Las Vegas           View Newspapers
Problem gamblers abound - Southern Nevada home to largest assistance program

21st August         Jamaica           Jamaica Observer
Woman fined $300,000 for illegal gaming

20th August        Denmark           Copenhagen Post
Gambling addiction, machine link

15th August         Sydney           Sydney Morning Herald
Huge pokie payouts didn't ring alarm bell
Theresa Lawson stole more than A$2.7 million from her employer and apparently lost A$2.5 million of it playing slots over a 3 year period.

15th August         Hong Kong           Sacramento Bee/AP
115 Accused of Gambling on Insect Fights

14th August         Russia           Yahoo/AFP
Slot-machine mania, addictive gambling sweep Russia

13th August         Connecticut           Boston Globe/AP
Survey: slots main attraction for problem gamblers
In Connecticut the average problem gambler is a 43 years old, Catholic white male.

12th August         Online Gambling           BBC.co.uk
'Hidden cost' of online gambling

11th August         Problem Gambling - Nova Scotia           Canada East/CP
Study says N.S. gambling rates low, while number of those at risk rises

8th August         London            The Observer/Guardian
Children at risk of big-stake gambling
Some arcade owners are starting to install FOBT's with a £500 payout taking advantage of a loophole in current legislation.

8th August         Philadelphia            Pottstown Mercury
Marchese: Thefts fed gambling problem

4th August         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal - John L. Smith
Compulsive gambling breaks hearts, marriages as well as bank accounts

4th August         Nashville, Tennessee           Southern Babtist Press
Slot machines are most addictive form of gambling

4th August         Problem Gambling - California           Mercury News/AP
California's exploding gambling industry overlooks binge bettors

2nd August         Iowa           Quad-City Times
Iowa spends $4.3M on commercials to aid gambling addicts

1st August         New Zealand           Stuff.co.nz & XtraMSN News
Queen of con tricks does it again
Link Between Gambling And Crime
The amazing story of Jo-Anne Mary Rhodes who is likely to become the Pin-up girl of credit card fraudsters.

29th July         Adelaide, South Australia           ABC News Online
Gambling spree ends in 16-year jail term

28th July         London           Net Imperative
Online bookies reject charity report on underage gambling

28th July         Australia           The Herald Sun & Advertiser
Latham to target problem gambling
Latham vows to tackle problem gambling

25th July         Tasmania           ABC News Online
Family payment criticised for 'boosting' gambling

25th July         South Australia           The Advertiser
South Australian's have lost $5 billion on pokies
The state has 14,799 machines at 593 venues. In September there will be debate on whether or not to reduce the number by 3,000.

25th July         Scotland           zwire.com/Glasgow Herald
Casinos "Could create up to 70,000 addicts"

23rd July         Problem Gambling - New Zealand           Otago Daily Times/NZPA
Help urged for Asian gamblers

20th July         Manila, Philappines           The Philappine Star
Go after gambling syndicates, not cell phone users — Recto

19th July         Scotland           The Glasgow Herald
Giant casinos ‘will lure more poor Scots into gambling’

18th July         Victoria, Australia          The Melbourne Age
Gambling problems on the wane: new supremo

17th July         Manila, Philappines          Philappines Inquirer
DECS to ban cell phone use to stop gambling

17th July         Problem Gambling - Great Britain          The Western Mail
Rise in gambling addiction expected

17th July         New Jersey          CBS New York 
Man Charged With Sex Betting Scheme

16th July          London          New Media Age
GamCare calls for industry action on under-age betting

16th July          Whitehaven, Cumbria          Whitehaven News
Betting shop boss gambled with takings

10th July          Northern Territory           ABC News Online
Minister defends problem gambling funding
The Northern Territory State government spends just 0.5% of all revenues from gambling taxes providing services for those addicted.

9th July          Brunei Darussalam        BruneiDirect.com
Malaysian Woman Fined $2,000 For Gaming

8th July          Australia           Sydney Morning Herald & The Advertiser
Gambling stats spark call for summit
How we all lost $1000
The latest report from the Tasmanian Gaming Commission shows that Australian's lost A$15.3 billion gambling in the last financial year. An average of $1,026 per person aged 18 and above.

5th July          U.K - Problem gambling           icBirmingham/Mirror Group
Merson: I'm gambling again

3rd July          Pakistan           Daily Times
Man accused of selling 5 daughters to settle gambling debt

3rd July          Problem Gambling - Australia           NineMSN/AAP
Gambling bodies welcome strategy


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