Problem Gambling Archive

Responsibility in iGaming: Stop using a credit card in casino cashiers! It’s been nearly twenty five years since the online gambling industry debuted its first real-money slot machines and table games. From day one, internet players have been encouraged to deposit money with a credit card. This is a practice that needs to stop....
Nova Scotia proposes legislation to avoid the possibility of a future VLT class action law suit in the province. When a pattern of negative situations presents itself, you take steps to avoid similar repercussions. If people keep getting sick at the same restaurant, you avoid that restaurant. If the weather always turns rotten on...
UK’s Mr. Green Casino loses jackpot, fined £3 million by the Gambling Commission for “systematic failings”. When we talk about major online gambling sites making big multi-million-dollar payments, we usually think of big slot machine jackpots awarding progressive prizes. That was not the case in the UK this week. Media headlines lit up with...
Thailand bans toy-bearing crane machines as illegal gambling games. All over the planet, children (and even some adults) delight in the chance to win a cheap but lovable toy from a claw machine. You’ll find these crane-based, prize-bearing encasements in arcades, malls and department stores worldwide. Or at least, you once did. Don’t expect...
The UKGC had some good news to report in its latest research study. It turns out that minors aren't gambling as much in 2019 as they were in years past. The reduction in numbers wasn't as admirable as regulators would have liked, but it is at least a good sign that their efforts are...
BetBlocker allows the user to choose a time period of self-exclusion, ranging anywhere from 24 hours up to the lifetime of the device you install it on. It's completely anonymous, and once a user chooses the length of their self-exclusion, they cannot go back on it. This is, perhaps, the most amazing feature of...
Mitchel Sumka was a financial advisor for TD Bank in Manitoba. Some of his occupation's many obligations were to help new customers open accounts and grant loans to those with a worthy credit score. He was such an intelligent and likable guy, that no one even realized he was stealing money right out from...
With roots dating back half a century, MGM has become one of the most respected members of the global gaming market. Many accolades have come their way over the years, but perhaps none so honorable as their latest endowment. The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has recognized MGM Resorts for its impressive efforts...
The promotion of healthier gambling habits is a major issue among government regulatory bodies all over the world. Here in Canada, self-exclusion programs are becoming more and more prevalent among the nation's provinces. Based on recent evidence, however, it would seem that some are more effective than others....
Are aggressive online casino promotions normalizing gambling? In times past, a woman in the workforce was unheard of in mainstream society. Over time, and especially instigated by during World War II, the need for more laborers saw a welcoming of female employees. Slowly the stigma faded into history. It became normal for women to...