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Whatever You Think of Packer, He Was Brave to Talk About Depression

The photograph was so disturbing, the first time I viewed it, I had to look away, as I felt as though I was intruding on someone’s deepest personal pain. The picture showed James Packer at the Crown Resorts Annual General Meeting in Melbourne in 2016, looking bloated and overweight, his eyes red and watery and [...]

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

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

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

Too Many Ways For Children To Be Groomed For Betting And Gambling

“It’s high time we looked seriously at the many ways in which children are being groomed for betting and gambling” says Prof Elizabeth Handsley, President of the Australian Council on Children and the Media . Children who watch sport on TV, particularly at weekends,  alone or with their families, will see many betting ads.  They [...]

Australia Has A Serious Gambling Problem

Australia tops its fair share of lists, including hosting the deadliest animals on earth and, perhaps paradoxically, some of the world’s most livable cities. But the country also tops the charts on an indicator that is far more insidious: gambling losses. Last year, Australians lost $17.5 billion, or about $949 per adult. These per capita [...]