NFL Joins Forces with National Council on Problem Gambling

The National Football League (NFL) is joining forced with the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in an effort to help fans keep their gambling habits in check. The campaign encourages fans to plan ahead, and budget when betting on America's favorite sporting obsession. "Stick to Your Game Plan. Always Bet Responsibly," is the central…

Aussie gambling study finds fewer players, more problems

A recent study conducted by the Australian government revealed that Aussies are gambling less than they were two years ago. That same study found that those folks who were still playing, were much more likely to be problem gamblers. Online gambling, however, showed significant growth over that same period. Australia's National Survey of Interactive Gambling…

AGA calls for new problem gambling messaging on national ads

A frequent criticism leveled at gambling advertising is that the call to action for problem gamblers is garbled and confused. It would be easy to think that the gaming industry didn't even want those numbers for gambling addiction lines on their ads at all, but that's not the case. In a recent statement, the American…

Study finds gambling rates soared during lockdown/pandemic

During the early days of the pandemic many public health officials expressed concerns that cooped up people would turn to online gambling as a means of distraction from the creeping terror of the corona virus. A study recently published in the Journal of Gambling Studies, confirms that belief by showing that regular gamblers were six…

GambleAware study shows problem gambling on the rise

A recent study from GambleAware has some bad news for regulated operators about the current state of problem gambling in the UK, but contained a ray of hope for gambling addicts. The report found that, thanks to the pandemic, problem gambling is on the rise but the number of problem gamblers seeking treatment is up…

Study finds gambling warning labels ‘ineffective’

A recent study by the University of Warwick and CQUniversity found that warning labels used by online gambling operators are quite ineffective. Besides being hard to find, gambling warnings are confusing and full of jargon that's almost completely incomprehensible to the layman. It's a conclusion that won't likely surprise players, but may garner the attention…

Study narrows definition of problem gambling

A recent study on problem gambling by the University of British Columbia in Vancouver came up with some insights that may not be news to anyone who's spent time with problem gamblers. Turns out, they're don't make a lot of date-driven decisions and generally don't think outside of the moment they're living in. The report,…

Aussie problem gambler awarded $150K from Betfair Australasia

Australian gaming authorities have ordered Betfair Australasia to pay out $150,000 AUD ($108,000 USD) to a problem gambler whose suspicious gaming habit slipped past the company's firewall against addictive behavior. It's yet another sign that Australian authorities, and their counterparts across the Commonwealth, are very serious about regulatory compliance, especially when it comes to operators…

Paf Fights Problem Gambling with First Ever 'Loss Limits'

Paf, a Finland-based gambling operator, is opening a new front in the war on problem gambling and is putting its own profits on the line in the process. Late last week, the company announced a new set of income-based loss limits that limit the amount of money any player can lose to €30,000 ($34,860 USD)…

UK Operators Launch Self-Exclusion Plan for Online Gamblers

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) is launching a new self-exclusion scheme for problem gamblers called GAMSTOP. Under the new plan, problem gamblers would be able to voluntarily self-exclude themselves from a range of RGA-affiliated sites with a single, online registration. As it stands today, the plan only covers sites that are licensed by the UK…