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Page 1 ·  Found: 67 news items | Search: GAMBLING
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • ‘You won’t need ethics to work here’, says gambling companyTuesday, September 19, 201733A moral compass was unnecessary to work at a gambling company, a former industry worker has revealed. In an article for the Guardian, the anonymous writer spoke out about their...
  • Monday, September 04, 2017
  • Almost £100 spent per day by problem gamblers online, new report findsMonday, September 04, 20176People with a serious gambling problem place up to 90 bets online every day, according to an alarming new report. The report, released by the charity GambleAware, also found that...
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017
  • Problem gambling up 50 per cent in three years, report showsWednesday, August 30, 20175The number of people in Britain with a serious gambling problem rose from 280,000 to 430,000 between 2012 and 2015. The figures, which have taken nearly two years to collate, are...
  • Friday, September 09, 2016
  • Gambling increases violence among men, study findsFriday, September 09, 201617A recent study published in the scientific journal Addiction has found that gambling can significantly increase violence among men. Results show that men who gamble are more...
  • Monday, August 08, 2016
  • Gambling addiction impacts bingo players, new study findsMonday, August 08, 20163A recent study has found that nearly one in three bingo club players have experienced a gambling problem of some kind. One in nine of those surveyed were classed as being...
  • Sunday, July 31, 2016
  • Southern Baptist Leader Criticizes Alabama Governor's Support for State LotterySunday, July 31, 20163A Southern Baptist pastor is critical of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's apparent interest in implementing a state lottery, arguing that such a move is "a regressive tax on the...
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016
  • Parents pain after son’s suicide over gambling debtsTuesday, July 19, 20162The parents of a 27-year-old who took his own life after battling a gambling addiction say his death is a “waste of a talented, lovely boy”. John and Alison Myers shared how...
  • Wednesday, July 06, 2016
  • Staggering sum of Britain’s gambling losses revealedWednesday, July 06, 20163Britons lost £12.6 billion pounds gambling last year, according to new data by the Gambling Commission. The figure is equivalent to almost £300 for every adult in the country....
  • Saturday, April 30, 2016
  • Target Boycott Crosses 1 Million Signers, Stock Sinks by $1.5 BillionSaturday, April 30, 201622Late Thursday night, roughly 75 people a minute were adding their name to the petition as it clicked over 1 million, just after 10:30 pm Eastern Time. “That’s a million families...
  • Thursday, March 10, 2016
  • Suicide, crime and debt: One peer's attempt to fight against the 'crack-cocaine of gambling'Thursday, March 10, 201611Fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) are electronic roulette machines where players can bet on a variety of different games. There is a maximum stake of £100 every 20 seconds,...
  • Sunday, February 21, 2016
  • True cost of addictive gambling machines revealedSunday, February 21, 20168Alarming stories of lives turned upside down by addictive betting machines have been revealed in the wake of an investigation that laid bare Britain’s gambling ‘epidemic’. A...
  • Thursday, January 07, 2016
  • Powerball: It's not worth buying a ticketThursday, January 07, 201650The Powerball lottery drawing for Wednesday evening has an estimated jackpot prize of $450 million. While that’s a huge amount of money, buying a ticket is still probably a...
  • Monday, November 02, 2015
  • Lottery clerks selling themselves winning ticketsMonday, November 02, 20153A man who sold himself a $1,000,000 winning D.C. Lottery ticket is just one of many retailers a WUSA9 investigation found winning the lottery at rates statisticians say border on...
  • Monday, March 09, 2015
  • Water grab pits Las Vegas against MormonsMonday, March 09, 20153Las Vegas is seeking to quench its growing thirst by draining billions of gallons of water from under the feet of ranchers whose cattle help feed the Mormon church's poor....
  • Saturday, February 14, 2015
  • 'First I'm Going to Pay My Tithes,' Says Single Mother of Four Claiming $188 Million Lottery WinSaturday, February 14, 201529A North Carolina woman with four children says that the first person to get a cut of her $188 million Powerball lottery win will be the Lord "because I wouldn't have none of it if...
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
  • Prayer service for Atlantic City casinosThursday, August 21, 20142Hours before hundreds of workers were to hold a prayer rally as three casinos are set to close, New Jersey officials issued a final closure order for another one. The state...
  • Friday, April 04, 2014
  • Facebook games the gateway drug of gambling, says UK psychologistFriday, April 04, 20142Free Facebook games are the “number one risk factor” for adolescent gambling addiction, according to British psychologist and co-founder of GamCare, Dr Mark Griffiths. In a new...
  • Monday, March 31, 2014
  • Nevada gambling revenue falls 13.7 percentMonday, March 31, 20141Nevada's gambling revenue in February plunged 13.7 percent, a decline blamed on a huge drop in baccarat winnings and a tough comparison from a year earlier when the Las Vegas...
  • Friday, January 10, 2014
  • The Government Gambling RacketFriday, January 10, 2014Five years ago, a great gambling colossus swaggered into the droopy little New England town of Palmer, Massachusetts (population 12,140), bearing promises of jobs, tax relief, and...
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2013
  • The next Detroit? Atlantic City and Las Vegas facing catastrophic collapseTuesday, December 24, 201325With the closure of the recent Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, rumors of the bankrupt Revel being sold to Hard Rock, more than half of the mortgages in Las Vegas under water, casinos...
  • Wednesday, December 05, 2012
  • Two Faces of the LotteryWednesday, December 05, 20127It was once an activity that was outlawed for decades. Today, however, it's officially sanctioned, easily accessible, popular, and has gained a strong foothold in American...
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2012
  • Tolkien estate sues over online slot gameWednesday, November 21, 2012Weeks before the release of The Hobbit, the film’s producers are being sued for $80 million by none other than the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien. The main point of contention?...
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012
  • Facebook’s first real cash gambling game launchedWednesday, August 22, 20124Facebook is allowing real-money gambling on its site for the first time – but critics warn that children may be lured in to the activity. Bingo and Slots Friendzy features...
  • Tuesday, April 03, 2012
  • Pastor warns Christians not to play Mega Millions lottoTuesday, April 03, 20123Evangelical leader and pastor John Piper, like Americans across the country, couldn’t ignore the Mega Millions mania. But instead of joking about the odds or going in on a ticket...
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2011
  • Web gambling gets boost from Obama administrationWednesday, December 28, 20111The Obama administration cleared the way for U.S. states to legalize Internet poker and certain other online betting in a switch that may help them reap billions in tax revenue...
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011
  • Obama pardons 5, commutes 1 sentence for convictions including selling drugs, gamblingWednesday, November 23, 20112President Barack Obama on Monday pardoned five people convicted of charges ranging from intent to distribute marijuana to running an illegal gambling business. And he issued his...
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2011
  • Starved Budgets Inspire New Look at Web GamblingTuesday, August 16, 20114The District of Columbia is not thrilled that its residents are traveling to Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to gamble in casinos. Starved for cash, like states across...
  • Tuesday, January 11, 2011
  • Winning the lottery: Does it guarantee happiness?Tuesday, January 11, 20116She was a mother of three living in a small apartment and working four jobs. And then, as if in a fairy tale, she won her state's lottery last year. But the story doesn't have the...
  • Saturday, November 20, 2010
  • SC Southern Baptists OK resolutions encouraging gambling restrictions, anti-gay preachingSaturday, November 20, 20104South Carolina's Southern Baptists have approved a resolution encouraging pastors to preach against homosexuality but also urging Christians to show compassion to gay people....
  • Thursday, August 05, 2010
  • Bill legalizing online gambling passes hurdleThursday, August 05, 20101Congressional advocates for legalizing Internet gambling in the United States have made progress in their effort less than two months after rules implementing a 2006 law that...
  • Thursday, December 24, 2009
  • Young Catholic priest wins $100,000 for church building fund in poker gameThursday, December 24, 20095COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina priest missed the $1 million top prize in a poker tournament to be televised this weekend but he won $100,000 for his church and he hopes his...
  • Friday, August 14, 2009
  • Hallelujah! Mich. church wins $70K in lotteryFriday, August 14, 20095Divine intervention? Or just plain luck? No matter what the circumstances, a Michigan church is $70,000 richer courtesy of the Michigan Lottery. The Covenant Life Worship Center...
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2009
  • State lotteries feel economy's slumpTuesday, April 14, 20093CLEVELAND, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. consumers in many states are spending less on lottery tickets, a sign there is less pocket change to use for gambling, a national lottery...
  • Monday, January 12, 2009
  • Many states' lottery sales are rising in recessionMonday, January 12, 20096NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - In these tough times, many people appear willing to gamble a few precious dollars in the hope of winning instant deliverance from their economic woes....
  • Thursday, August 28, 2008
  • $3M lottery ticket answers church's prayersThursday, August 28, 20084It was an unpleasant announcement for Pastor Bertrand Crabbe to make to his congregation at True North Community Church in Port Jefferson Station. The group had outgrown its home...
  • Friday, August 15, 2008
  • Church Rejects $600,000 Donation from Lottery WinnerFriday, August 15, 200818ORANGE PARK, FL -- After Robert Powell hit the Florida Lottery jackpot last month and took home more than $6 million, he thought of his church. And he offered to drop his tithe,...
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2008
  • Gambling Opponents Say Moral Argument No Longer a TrumpWednesday, March 26, 20081The moral opposition to gambling might be gasping its last breaths. As more and more states turn to casinos and gambling to fill shrinking budget coffers, the voices of the...
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2008
  • Grassroots effort turns back gamblingTuesday, January 29, 20083LLOYD, Fla. (BP)--A Southern Baptist pastor and Sunday School teacher are credited with launching a grassroots effort to turn back plans for a horseracing track that ultimately...
  • Wednesday, November 07, 2007
  • Casinos eye younger playersWednesday, November 07, 20071Casinos once catered to the generations that grew up on the music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Cher. The World War II generation and older baby boomers had slots, bingo and...
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2007
  • More cities gamble on casinos as major tax revenueTuesday, August 14, 20071States and cities frustrated by gamblers spending their money elsewhere are putting casinos in or near major cities to maximize tax revenue. "We're sick of people from Wichita...
  • Thursday, July 12, 2007
  • Study: Lotteries regressive tax on poorThursday, July 12, 20073NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--State-run lotteries are a regressive tax that disproportionately burden poor Americans, a new study by the Tax Foundation asserts. The 40-page report by...
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2007
  • Powerball Winner Says He's Cursed by His JackpotTuesday, April 10, 20075April 6, 2007 — On Christmas morning in 2002, Jack Whittaker woke up to perhaps the biggest gift imaginable. Whittaker had won the Powerball lottery jackpot — a whopping $315...
  • Friday, March 16, 2007
  • Evangelicals: New Gambling Rules Reveal Government Double StandardsFriday, March 16, 20071The Evangelical Alliance, representing more than a million evangelicals in the UK, has spoken out against the consistency of the government’s stance in key issues currently being...
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2006
  • Church of England Warns of Danger of Gambling AddictionWednesday, September 27, 20064Advertisements promoting gambling should have warnings about the danger of gambling addiction, the Church of England continues to urge the public. It states that the potential...
  • Saturday, September 16, 2006
  • Drugs for Parkinson's disease turn patients into gambling addictsSaturday, September 16, 2006DRUGS used to treat patients suffering from Parkinson's disease are turning some of them into pathological gamblers. A study of patients in the West of Scotland found that more...
  • Wednesday, August 02, 2006
  • One in 10 children is gambling addictWednesday, August 02, 20062ALMOST one in ten Scottish children is a problem gambler, with some as young as 11 skipping school to feed fruit machines, the first extensive study into the problem has revealed....
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2006
  • Online Gambling Under Attack in CongressTuesday, July 11, 20063Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables won't like what Congress is doing. On Tuesday, the House plans to vote on a bill that would ban credit cards for paying...
  • Tuesday, May 09, 2006
  • Online gamblers doubled in 2005Tuesday, May 09, 20064NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of Americans who gambled online doubled to about 4 percent of the population last year, as people were lured by its convenience, an industry group...
  • Wednesday, March 01, 2006
  • Lottery winners' good luck can go bad fastWednesday, March 01, 20065Eight workers at a Nebraska meatpacking plant who won the $365 million Powerball jackpot last week may want to take heed of the downside of such good fortune. Not that anyone...
  • Thursday, February 16, 2006
  • Churches: Lotto's toll is too highThursday, February 16, 20065Like many people yesterday, Doug Cotton of Plainview made sure to get a Powerball ticket with a chance at a near-record $300 million jackpot. But he did so with mixed feelings....
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