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Effective gambling regulation is not just ‘red tape’

Oct 23, 2014 6:51 AM

Source: Health Canal

by Charles Livingstone -The Queensland government has recently implemented changes to poker machine regulation under the banner of “red tape reduction”. Some of these are relatively minor at first...

Casino backers spending heavily on TV ads

Oct 23, 2014 3:08 AM

Source: Boston Globe

Coalition to Protect Mass Jobs Two TV ads aired by the Coalition to Protest Mass Jobs have aired 2,977 times in the Boston and Springfield areas. Pro-casino television ads by an industry -backed...

Soul Crush Story aims to educate gamers about healthy limits

Oct 22, 2014 9:06 PM
By: cbc news

Source: CBC

A new video game, developed by Algoma Games for Health is now online — but it isn’t designed to be played for hours at a time. Created for the and the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario, the game...

CAMH releases video game parody to teach youth about healthy video gaming

Oct 22, 2014 9:42 AM

Source: Canada NewsWire

Over 100,000 Ontario students report symptoms of a video gaming problem TORONTO , Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Fighting fire with fire, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario (PGIO) today launched Soul Crush...

OLG Mum On Contingency Plan

Oct 21, 2014 1:33 PM
By: adelle loiselle

Source: 96.7 CHYR

@ALoiselleNews BlackburnNews.com file photo of Caesars Windsor. If the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has a contingency plan in the event of a Caesars Entertainment bankruptcy, it’s...

Pete Rose in Alberta to talk problem gambling

Oct 21, 2014 9:53 AM
By: thinkstock photo

Source: 660 News

Text: a A baseball One of baseball’s greatest hitters is in Alberta Tuesday, sharing how gambling has...

Help for gambling problems

Oct 21, 2014 9:50 AM
By: tracey findlay

Source: Daily Telegraph Australia - The Hills

PEOPLE with gambling problems are being encouraged to turn to a local service for help. Free and confidential treatment and support is available through...

Why Some People Just Can't Say No

Oct 20, 2014 5:10 PM
By: robert weiss

Source: Huffington Post

The Brain Wants What the Brain Wants You're sitting in a nice restaurant with your family. You've eaten your salad and your entrée, and you're absolutely stuffed. Then the pastry chef wheels out the dessert tray. Even though you're full, the cakes,...

Help spot signs of problem gambling at Innisfil’s Georgian Downs

Oct 20, 2014 4:23 PM

Source: Simcoe.com

Gamblers may have a limit, but they’re not always playing within it, says the Responsible Gambling Commission. As part of Problem Gambling Prevention Week this week,...