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Time Out Ohio, Gamban Offer Free Blocking Software to Ohio Gamblers

December 12, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

A new partnership between Time Out Ohio (TOO) and Gamban offers Ohio gamblers one year of free access to the software that blocks over 70,000 international gambling websites and apps—across multiple devices. With the deal between the Ohio Lottery Commission’s (OLC) timeout program and the UK-based developer, Ohio joins Pennsylvania in giving players free access […]

Swedish Study Finds Link Between Gambling Disorder & Long-Term Work Leave

December 5, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

According to new research out of Sweden, those with gambling addiction have an increased risk of requiring long-term sick leave in the years before and after a problem gambling diagnosis. Published in Psychological Medicine, the study suggests swift detection of gambling addiction can minimize gambling harms. It bears the title: The risk and development of work […]

Operator Data Reveals Most Gamblers Pass on Available RG Tools

November 29, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

According to data revealed by DraftKings and Penn Sports International (PSI) during Monday’s Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) meeting, many Bay State online gamblers choose to pass on using available responsible gambling (RG) tools. According to Draftkings’ Q3 presentation, fewer than 0.1% of their Massachusetts Sportsbook customers opted to set time limits. Further, DraftKings data showed […]

Tweak to New York Voluntary Self-Exclusion Connects Gamblers in Crisis Directly to Help

November 21, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

A new voluntary self-exclusion (VSE) support program launched by the New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) as part of the state’s Responsible Play Partnership (RPP) will connect gamblers in crisis directly to available support. The NYCPG is a neutral body dedicated to increasing problem and compulsive gambling awareness. It also advocates for support and […]

ADHD & Problem Gambling: Study Shows ADHD Symptoms Predict More Severe Relapses

November 15, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

New research shows that when people recovering from gambling addiction slip back into old habits, those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are likely to suffer a more severe relapse. Interestingly, the study found no significant differences in treatment response between the participants with ADHD and those without. Those with the disorder showed similar improvement, dropout and […]

GambleAware: Review Finds Problem Gambling Severity Index Works, But Could Work Better

November 9, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

A new report published by GambleAware found that while the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) works, tweaks to its use could make identifying and helping those experiencing gambling harms easier and, potentially, more effective. As a result, GambleAware has urged clinicians, politicians, and treatment services to incorporate the study’s recommendations to ensure people dealing with […]

Catena Media & Bonus: A Proud Founding Member of the Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association

November 9, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Bonus’ parent company, Catena Media, announced that it has formed the Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association (RGAA) with five peers in US online gambling media. The new trade organization brings these competing media networks together to seek ways to make regulated online gambling in the US safer and more sustainable while supporting our industry partners. As […]

Study: Abstaining From Smoking During Play May Help With Problem Gambling Recovery

November 6, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

According to a new Canadian study, breaking the habit of smoking while gambling could help those with gambling problems rein in that problem, too. The research, undertaken by a team primarily from the universities of Calgary and Lethbridge, aimed to “identify factors that might facilitate remission from problem gambling.” The results could help inform public […]

Bally’s Contributes $1 Million to International Center for Responsible Gaming, But Could the Industry Do More?

November 2, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

With its second six-figure contribution to the International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG) in just over a year, Bally’s Corporation has made itself the organization’s biggest financial supporter and the first to exceed $1 million in donations. After making an initial $600,000 donation in August 2022, Massachusetts-based ICRG announced Bally’s contributed an additional $450,000 on […]

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