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Lord Alton Gets it right on Problem Gambling

(Lord) David Alton is absolutely right about Fixed Odds Betting Terminals. The Government must act.

Over the past few days I have received a number of  briefings about the ‘crack gambling habit’ provided by Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs). 1,594 more words

Health Service Debate


The most difficult thing I may have ever had to do – and possibly will do – was admit I was a gambling addict. A degenerate. 147 more words


My love and hate relationship with gambling and commonwealth bank

It is 4 am in the morning and I felt the need to write my first blog in here. I have an interesting story of my love and hate relationship with commonwealth bank and with my gambling addiction. 1,278 more words


Gambling: Just One More Hit.

As a child, I would bet on anything. I once bet my friend $10 that it wouldn’t rain that day. I played Poker with my friends every week and would illegally play online Poker through  911 more words

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I woke up today with a £100k debt I did not know existed.

A mistake or one of those really bad dreams? Sadly it was neither. 412 more words

Gambling in the Context of All Addictions

There are several reasons to include other addictions when thinking about gambling addiction:

  • While the nature of addiction varies between types (as well as between unique individuals) much of the research in substance and other behavioural addictions can throw a good light on the nature of addiction generally.
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Gambling addiction: Enter the 'zone' where winning is a distraction

Although this article is about poker machines, the same psychology applies to all forms of gambling.  And you only to have watch films like Owning Mahowny (2003) to see the joylessness of gambling addiction, where winning becomes irrelevant, and money becomes meaningless.  1,026 more words