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81. Gambling Commission: Annual report and accounts 2009/10
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  Source: Gambling Commission [UK]
  Description:
  The past year has been a challenging one for many businesses facing the impact of the worldwide recession, and the gambling industry is no exception. Against this background, the Commission has continued to develop a cost-effective and proportionate approach to keeping gambling fair and safe for all. We are conscious both of the economic pressures on operators and the constraints on our own resources, with fee levels frozen for at least two years and a small decline in fee income this year. The vast majority of operators aim to offer gambling responsibly and legally. Increasingly, this enables us to limit our role with those operators to the provision of advice and oversight of their own efforts to ensure compliance. As a result we are able to concentrate our efforts on those who compete unfairly and put the public significantly at risk by trading illegally or otherwise flouting regulatory requirements.

 
 
82. More or Less the Same: Variations on Brief Gambling Treatment
  Author: Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance
  Source: The Wager
  Description:
  Historically, effective treatment for gambling disorders has been an elusive goal, considering that only a very small proportion of gamblers ever seek treatment (Cunningham, 2005). Brief treatment, which typically involves treatment of ten sessions or less, has been effective with alcohol related problems. Therefore, an adaptation of the brief treatment model might be equally effective for disordered gamblers unwilling to seek formal treatment. This week’s WAGER reviews a report by Hodgins, Currie, Currie, and Fick (2009) in their continuing research on brief treatment variations.

 
 
83. I Wish I Said That
  Author: Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance
  Source: Addiction and the Humanities
  Description:
  The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines “aphorism” (second definition) as “Any principle or precept expressed in few words; a short pithy sentence containing a truth of general import; a maxim.” Arguably, much of peoples’ attitudes and knowledge are reflected in and derive from such aphorisms. However, such sayings might gain broad recognition and acceptance without containing a truth. This week, Addiction and Humanities reviews several selections from The Quotable Gambler (Paul Lyons, 1999) to determine how they map onto current knowledge and practices related to gambling.

 
 
84. Gambling and the Law: Making Poker Legal as a Public Service
  Author: Rose, I. Nelson
  Source: BASIS Online
  Description:
  What do insurance, commodities trading and state lotteries all have in common? They were all originally outlawed as forms of gambling. The major fight today over whether poker should be legalized usually revolves around the question of whether it is predominantly skill or chance. But this unnecessarily gives up part of the political as well as legal battleground. Many activities that are indisputably gambling are now operated under state licenses, or by the state itself. And other activities, such as insurance and commodities, are today generally not even thought of as gambling.

 
 
85. Nation, Corporation or Family? Tribal Casino Employment and the Transformation of Tribes
  Author: Gordon, Theodor
  Source: Center for Gaming Research, UNLV
  Description:
  Since its modest beginnings in the early 1980s, tribal gaming rapidly developed into a $25 billion industry that generates over a quarter million jobs. However, the increasing employment of non-Indians in tribal casinos prompts new cultural and political challenges. This paper analyzes tribal and commercial casino trade publications in order to demonstrate how tribal casino employee relations play a significant role in transforming public policy and perceptions of tribal government in the United States.

 
 
86. Baccarat: a longitudinal micro-study
  Author: Schwartz, David G.
  Source: Center for Gaming Research, UNLV
  Description:
  Baccarat is the most important game in the world’s biggest gaming destination, Macau, and a growing part of Nevada’s overall gambling portfolio. A study at the micro level — that of a single casino — demonstrates that though the game is lucrative, it is also extremely volatile. Operators offering the baccarat must be willing to tolerate months with overall losses at the tables, and even years with average hold percentages below the traditional levels, in the faith that, over time, the game will be an effective profit center for the table games department. Because of the considerable expense involved in attracting high-end baccarat players, it is not surprising that the risk inherent in the game keeps many casino managers from embracing it.

 
 
87. Inquiry report - Gambling
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  Source: Productivity Commission [Australia]
  Description:
  Gambling was substantially liberalised in most Australian states and territories in the 1990s. Subsequent years saw not only a surge in gambling expenditure and industry growth, but also adverse impacts on many Australians and their families. The consequent backlash within the community led to the first independent national public inquiry by the Productivity Commission in 1999. Since then, there have been significant changes in the gambling industry and its regulatory environment, with a greater policy focus on community awareness and harm prevention and minimisation. Notwithstanding this, community and political concerns remain evident. There have also been developments within parts of the industry, which have a more national character than before. The Council of Australian Governments accordingly asked the Commission to conduct a follow-up review, with a focus on problem gambling and the scope to consider other aspects of the industry. Consistent with this, the Commission has not sought to replicate the coverage and depth of its earlier research, but rather to concentrate on providing evidence-based advice to governments about policies that would improve outcomes for gamblers and the community as a whole. A key challenge is to identify policies most likely to be effective in reducing the harms associated with gambling, while preserving most of the benefits. This is a complex task for public policy. The coverage and design of regulation require particular care to ensure that the benefits exceed the costs, and that account is taken of what is often imperfect evidence.

 
 
88. The 2007 British Gambling Prevalence Survey: Considering Gambling Involvement
  Author: Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance
  Source: The Wager
  Description:
  Conventional wisdom suggests that specific gambling activities, such as Internet gambling, are especially “addictive.” However, recent research suggests that the relationship between gambling and disordered gambling is more complicated than playing specific types of games. Using a United States youth sample, research suggests that gambling involvement (e.g., the number of games one plays), is a better predictor of disordered gambling than participation in any particular game (Welte, Barnes, Tidwell, & Hoffman, 2009). This week the WAGER reviews a study that further explored this phenomena by examining the association between disordered gambling and gambling involvement within the 2007 British Gambling Prevalence Survey (LaPlante, Nelson, LaBrie, & Shaffer, 2009).

 
 
89. Sports Betting Intelligence Unit terms of reference
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  Source: Gambling Commission [UK]
  Description:
  In the summer of 2009 the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) established a Sports Betting Integrity Panel, bringing together experts from the betting industry, the police, players, fans, Sports Governing Bodies, the legal profession and the Gambling Commission, to make recommendations as to the design and implementation of an integrated strategy to uphold integrity in sport and associated betting. One set of the recommendations of the Panel’s report concerned the Commission, building on its existing work, establishing a Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU). The Commission welcomed this recommendation and the SBIU is operational. This document sets out the terms of reference for the SBIU, based on the recommendations of the Panel.

 
 
90. Urban Dynamics in the Las Vegas Valley: Neighborhood Casinos and Sprawl
  Author: Nédélec, Pascale
  Source: Center for Gaming Research, UNLV
  Description:
  Las Vegas is well known for its urban sprawl. While the casino industry has played an obvious role in the development of Las Vegas, no systematic study has evaluated the exact nature of urban growth and the rise of neighborhood casinos. This paper argues that neighborhood casinos, contrary to tourist-oriented casinos, are not urban forces that drive the growth of an urban area but reinforce the status quo of residential developments. Neighborhood casinos have nevertheless become a major asset in the economic and social building of residential developments and community life.

 
 

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