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Packer’s Crown Targeting Millennials with Gamer Pokies

A pokies manufacturer with ties to James Packer’s Crown Resorts has launched the first applications in Australia to roll out a revolutionary new style of poker machine — “skill-based” gaming machines — aimed at attracting younger gamblers. The Victorian gambling regulator is understood to be working with the company towards a possible trial of the [...]

By |2018-09-03T11:03:27+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Gambling|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

3 Ways to Avoid Gaming Addiction

In June, the World Health Organization recognized video game addiction as a mental health disorder. It described the addition to digital and video gaming as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior” that becomes so extensive that it ‘takes precedence over other life interests.” In a dzBB interview on Sunday, IT expert Jerry Liao [...]

By |2018-07-12T09:05:26+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Gambling, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Gambling With Children’s Lives in ‘Uncontrolled Social Experiment’

Children are being bombarded with gambling adverts in an ‘uncontrolled social experiment on today’s youth’, a Government report has warned. In a damning review, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board said nine out of ten young people had been exposed to gambling adverts and marketing on TV and social media. As a result, gambling risks becoming [...]

By |2018-07-02T16:41:23+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Gambling, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Video Game Addiction Concerns Mental Health Experts

Lisa Pont, a social worker at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, has heard plenty of skepticism about video game addiction and whether it’s truly a medical condition that should be classified as a disease, as the World Health Organization plans to officially do in a couple of months. “Some people think it trivializes other [...]

By |2018-04-13T11:55:18+00:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Gambling, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Lessons About Gambling Risks Piloted in British Schools

Lessons about the risks of gambling have been trialled in secondary schools in an attempt to address high levels of gambling among school-age children. Around 25,000 children in the UK are currently classed as problem gamblers, with one recent survey finding that one in six 11-to-15-year-olds admitted to gambling in the last week. Yet according to the cross-party thinktank [...]

By |2018-03-19T14:27:12+00:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Gambling|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Staff Rewarded for Spying on Pokie Players

Staff in pubs owned by Woolworths are secretly recording and sharing detailed personal information - such as gambling habits or even favourite football teams - about high-turnover gamblers to encourage them to stay in the venues longer and increase their losses. The data is being shared on a Google drive among all 400 pubs in [...]

By |2018-03-05T14:02:49+00:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Gambling|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Children as Young as 11 Introduced to Gambling

Thousands of children and young people are losing money on websites which allow them to trade virtual items, gambling experts have warned. The Gambling Commission's annual report has, for the first time, looked at the problem of so-called "skin betting". The items won - usually modified guns or knives within a video game known as a [...]

By |2017-12-20T12:16:19+00:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Gambling, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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, [...]