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Business of Addiction: How the Games Industry is Learning From Casinos

The video gaming industry has transitioned from a group of backyard innovators to an industry of multi-billion dollar companies, hiring psychologists, neuroscientists and marketing experts to turn customers into addicts. The latest trend is the creation of "whales", people so addicted to games that they spend their entire life savings to keep playing. But the video gaming industry, [...]

By | 2017-09-18T16:32:54+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Gambling, Society & Culture, Technology, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Gambling Operators are Cashing in on Teens’ Addiction to Online Games

Problem gambling is a significant societal concern that is set to get bigger. Game and gambling operators are chasing the proliferation of new technologies readily accessible via your phone or tablet. This is breaking through traditional barriers to advertising, leaving the switched-on generation in the firing line. Gambling operators may feel they have hit the [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:46:07+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Gambling, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

How To Talk To Someone Close To You Who Is Gambling

Partners, family members and friends often ring the Gambling Helpline (1800 858 858) wanting advice about how to talk to their loved ones about their gambling. Many times they want to talk about how to begin the conversation. Other times the family member or significant other admits gambling has been an ongoing discussion topic that, [...]