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New Jersey’s Gambling Treatment Court Bill Begins Its Way Through the Assembly

March 24, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

A bill to create gambling treatment diversion courts (GTDCs) is starting to make its way through the New Jersey Assembly. On Monday, March 20, the Tourism, Gaming & the Arts Committee voted unanimously to advance bill A420 after considering testimony from various stakeholders. These stakeholders included retired judge Cheryl Moss, who presided over a similar court producing successful results in Nevada. She was […]

Study: More Women Than Men Took Up Online Gambling During Pandemic

March 22, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

More women are new to online gambling since the start of the pandemic, according to a study led by Concordia social science professor Sylvia Kairouz. It’s a phenomenon that merits further research, she says. Annie Claude Savard of Université Laval also collaborated on the 2021 study, which investigated the behavior of 4,500 Quebec gamblers. It […]

Minnesota Activists Call for Data-Sharing to Fight Problem Gambling

March 16, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

As a sports betting bill is progressing through committees in Minnesota, the Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling (MAPG) is calling for information sharing to help gaming addiction. The current bill calls for 40% of revenue to address problem gambling. Susan Sheridan Tucker, the executive director of MAPG, said while she appreciates the bill’s current language, […]

UBC Study Finds Link Between Video Game Loot Boxes, Gambling

March 9, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

A new study from the Centre for Gambling Research at the University of British Columbia (UBC) raises concerns about the connection between video game loot boxes and gambling. Luke Clark, psychology professor and director of the UBC center, delivered the findings at the New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference. The annual British Columbia Lottery Corporation […]

New Roblox Age Guidelines Include Category for Simulated Gambling

February 13, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Rumors are swirling that Roblox will soon allow adult content, including gambling. The information originated with Roblox Trackers, a group reporting on changes in the game’s application programming interface (API) and documentation. Roblox Corporation hasn’t announced specific plans, but its age guidelines will soon include a new label for “simulated gambling.” The gambling label appears alongside […]

Federal Congressman Paul Tonko Proposes Nationwide Sports Betting Ad Ban

February 10, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The US federal government is considering legislation to ban all broadcast advertising of sportsbooks in the country. Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) introduced the bill on Feb. 9, calling it the Betting on Our Future Act (BOFA). The prohibition on advertising would be similar to that on tobacco ads, covering all electronic media under the jurisdiction of […]

Michigan Lawmaker Proposes K-12 Gambling Education

February 7, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Gambling education may be taught in school along with the three Rs if a Michigan legislator’s bill becomes law. Gaming regulators and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) may be among his allies in that quest. The legislation state Sen. Joseph N. Bellino Jr., R-Monroe, proposed today is nebulous about what grade […]

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