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1. When facebook social media meets professional gambling
  Author: Nash, Terrence
  Source: ADI News
  Published Date: Mar 30, 2012
  Description:
  When social gaming and professional gambling meet, the numbers become astonishing. For example, it is confirmed that more than half of the total number of Facebook users engage in social gaming or 53% to be exact. And there are five games that lay on the top of that list. This list contains everyone’s favorite Zynga game, Texas HoldEm Poker, DoubleDown Casino, Best Casino, Bingo Blitz and Slotomania. And Zynga, the game maker behind a lot of the very popular casino games accounts for almost twelve percent of the total revenue of Facebook. And for more stunning numbers, the five casino games mentioned above are confirmed to have at least 11.25 million players per day.

 
2. Number of women gambling rises
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  Source: sys-con.com
  Published Date: Mar 30, 2012
  Description:
  In a warning from experts to MPs, in the last decade there has been an increase in the amount of women who gamble. There are those who only enter the national lottery, but aside from that the proportion of the female population who gamble has soared by nearly a third to more than half, for the first time ever. By gambling, that could be in a casino, buying a scratch card, playing in an online bingo promotion or simply playing the lottery every week.

 
3. Rise in online gambling puts punters at risk
  Author: Norrie, Justin
  Source: Theconverstaion.edu.au
  Published Date: Mar 30, 2012
  Description:
  The convenience and comfort of betting from home is driving a surge in internet gambling, according to a large survey of punters that found half of those who wager online have taken it up since 2006. Academics at Southern Cross University who led the study, the biggest to be conducted into online betting… The ConversationThe Conversation is an independent source of information, analysis and commentary from the university and research sector—written by acknowledged experts, curated by professional editors and delivered direct to the public. read more

 
4. Alcohol, marijuana linked to online gambling
  Author: Nauert, Rick
  Source: Psych Central
  Published Date: Mar 30, 2012
  Description:
  Gambling over the Internet is a common practice and with the spread of smart phones, an individual can gamble in practically any setting. New research looks to see if individuals who gamble online are more prone to risky behaviors than those who gamble offline. Researchers from Concordia University compared people who gamble offline only to people who also gamble online in an effort to answer this question.

 
5. Penn. funds gambling addiction prevention program
  Author: McLaughlin, Erin
  Source: The Etownian
  Published Date: Mar 29, 2012
  Description:
  The Pennsylvania Department of Health has received $4.6 million in the past year to curb gambling. The money, allocated from a small percentage of revenue from Pennsylvania casinos, was given in an effort to construct programs spreading awareness and treatment for addicts. This campaign resulted from the recent emergence of casinos throughout the state.

 
6. Self-exclusion options for gamblers
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  Source: The Examiner
  Published Date: Mar 29, 2012
  Description:
  Problem gamblers living in Glen Innes are about to have access to online technology so they can ban themselves from local clubs. The new online multi-venue self-exclusion scheme, the first of its kind in Australia, was rolled out during a training forum at Glen Innes and District Services Club on Tuesday. Glen Innes and District Services Club General Manager Patrick Lonergan said a user-friendly, online system will also make it easier for club staff to take someone through the exclusion process.

 
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  Source: nnnn
  Published Date: Mar 28, 2012
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8. Ontario budget fallout hits horse racing
  Author: Christie, James
  Source: The Globe & Mail
  Published Date: Mar 27, 2012
  Description:
  Ontario’s horsemen are “extremely frightened” by the drying up of support money from slot machines at racetracks spelled out Tuesday in the province’s budget. As the McGuinty Liberals took aim at a $15.3-billion deficit, one of the casualties was a 14-year-old agreement the province had with the 17 Ontario tracks. The deal – worth some $345-million a year to the industry – was originally meant to replace a shortfall in wagering dollars as people bet on slot machines instead of horses. After Tuesday's budget, expect political turmoil in Ontario. Ontario Liberals go all in on casinos Who needs a casino? Living in Ontario is already a gamble without the agreement and the provincial money, several of the tracks could fail, officials warn.

 
9. Substance use linked to Internet gambling
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  Source: medicalxpress.com
  Published Date: Mar 27, 2012
  Description:
  With the click of a mouse or touch of a mobile phone screen — in pyjamas or jeans — gambling is now at our fingertips 24/7 with Internet play. With this increased access to gambling, are online gamblers more prone to risky behaviours than offline gamblers? A new study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, led by Sylvia Kairouz of Concordia University, has compared people who gamble offline only to people who also gamble online in an effort to answer this question. Her results show that alcohol and cannabis use are in fact associated with online users.

 
10. Online poker and gambling banned in Utah
  Author: Charles
  Source: Poker News Report
  Published Date: Mar 26, 2012
  Description:
  Utah became the first state to preemptively ban online poker and gambling as Governor Gary Herbert signed legislation that allows the state to opt out of any future Internet poker regulations that may be enacted on a federal level. With several states looking to legalize online gambling as a source of revenue for cash-strapped state coffers, Utah went in the completely opposite direction and excluded itself from ever joining any federal online gambling statute.

 

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