Some people can have fun making a neighborly bet on the outcome of the Super Bowl, but for others gambling is habitual and even compulsive. The compulsion to gamble is often driven, as with so many other addictions, by the desire to fill an emotional hole. Chronic gamblers may be able to hide their problem [...]
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By Suzanne Kane In an historic move, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law a bill that legalizes online gambling in the state, making Nevada the first state in the country to approve interstate online gambling. Nevada’s coup is in beating out New Jersey’s push to set the precedent. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, [...]
According to a recent Yahoo! News Post some people think gambling is virtually harmless compared to other addictions such as bath salts, drugs or prescription painkillers. However, gambling can be one of most dangerous physical addictions around.
According to a recent article, Facebook has lost some of its market value recently and has decided to increase revenues by introducing a new Bingo app. The new online gambling app, Bingo Friendzy App will not be a positive one for children.
People who gamble online are more likely to abuse alcohol and marijuana, according to a new study from Concordia University in Canada.
An addiction to gambling can affect people of all ages, but older individuals may be more susceptible and it can cause greater harm. One report suggests that if a person’s addiction comes later in life, it may be more difficult for them to acknowledge that they have a problem and seek help.
Gambling addictions are already largely fueled by those who imagine they will be that lucky one to hit the jackpot by becoming the next Powerball winner. The addicted gambler dreams of erasing all their financial worries and obtaining incredible wealth.
Gambling can be a destructive addiction that ruins a person’s family and finances. Treating pathological gambling involves several layers of intervention. The person struggling with a gambling addiction must overcome powerful urges to engage in the damaging behavior. The strength of these urges accounts for a high rate of relapse. What if there was a [...]
Gambling has been around for ages and ever since the country was first started, settlers and Native Americans have been bargaining, or gambling for money, and other key items for survival. As the nation and the game have aged, the bargaining has become more intense and the potential for addiction has increased. Now instead of [...]
Gambling was once considered a fun pastime that required traveling to the dessert in Nevada to explore. Now, with gambling venues available with just the click of the mouse, individuals throughout the U.S. are finding they not only enjoy gambling – they have become addicted to the activity. This recent release in Science Daily noted [...]