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Gambling Addiction

How to Recognize and Handle Senior Gambling Problems

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Problem gambling among seniors is definitely on the rise. Seniors have time and money on their hands, and the influx of casinos across the country have made access to gambling much more convenient. Here's what you should know, along with some tips and resources that can help your mom if she does indeed have a problem.

Even Great Relationships Can Recover From Great Difficulties

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Most couples don't go through such a dramatic severance and reunification as Brandon and Suzanne, but nearly all endure some version of the death and rebirth cycle. Sometimes the coldest winter can precipitate the most joyful springtime renewal.

9 Ways the Right's Cradle to Grave "Randian State" Is An Assault on Millennials

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Born at the dawn of the Reagan era, Millennials were the first generation to be fully subjected to the all-out assault of the idea that we take care of each other in this country. Some of us are the parents of Millenials, and we wonder: who will fight with them, and for them?

Crapping Out in New York: 2.0

Dave Colavito | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York
Dave Colavito

A disproportionately large savings can be realized by assisting those gamblers regain control of their lives, rather than creating more of them. I thought that's what government was supposed to do?

The Scary Addiction That May Be Fueled By Divorce

Posted 05.08.2013 | Divorce

A video segment from local news station KARE 11 in Minneapolis, MN delves into some women's hidden addiction: compulsive gambling. And divorce -- amo...

Rolling Dice and Flashing Lights: How Your Brain Gets Addicted to Risk

Ben Thomas | Posted 03.19.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

It's not just movies that lie at the root of our fascination with casinos. For some of us, it's the promise of striking it rich with that one lucky poker hand or dice roll. And as a matter of fact, in neurological terms, gambling is its own sort of drug.

Whistling Over the Cliff

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Adam Resnick

I understand that good people can make bad decisions and do bad things. What I have a difficult time understanding, however, is the vastly different reactions from friends and associates to my felony versus my whistleblowing.

Ron Dicker

NFL Plays Ball With Gambling Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

Despite the NFL's vocal opposition to betting on its games, the league's move to allow teams to accept casino ads has generated a great, big ... ho-hu...

If Gambling, Games, and Sex Are Addictive, What Is Addiction?

Stanton Peele | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

DSM 5's announcement that the psychiatric diagnostic manual will, for the first time, call something addictive that doesn't involve substance abuse -- gambling -- has opened the floodgates.

Illinois Lottery Ticket Sales See Huge Spike Online

Posted 03.26.2012 | Chicago

Illinois became the first state to sell lottery tickets online Sunday morning, and from the response so far, it seems like the revenue-generating move...

Casino Fined For Luring Problem Gamblers With Special Perks

Posted 03.23.2012 | Chicago

The popular new Rivers Casino in northwest suburban Des Plaines, Ill., was fined $25,000 by the state for soliciting problem gamblers signed up for th...

Lizzie Schiffman

Online Lottery Ticket Sales Coming Soon To Illinois

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 03.22.2012 | Chicago

Starting bright and early Sunday, Illinois gamblers will be able to try their luck from the comfort of their own homes as the state becomes the first ...

Casino VP: 'Problem Gamblers Make For Lousy Customers'

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- As lost weekends go, this one was a doozy. The woman and her longtime boyfriend, regular Atlantic City gamblers, lost $100,000...

Crapping Out in New York

Dave Colavito | Posted 11.22.2011 | New York
Dave Colavito

Accounting gimmicks have always made it easy to pitch the "casino sale"; they obscure the documented higher rates of addiction, bankruptcy, and crime that the casino economy brings to communities.

Gambling Priest Receives 60-Day Jail Sentence

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

A former Roselle, Ill., priest was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in jail, plus an order to pay $295,000 in restitution, for stealing from parish donati...

Holy Rollers: Faith And Gambling

David Briggs | Posted 08.26.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

Efforts to oppose the personal and social ills of gambling by a broad range of religious groups, from Southern Baptists to United Methodists, have not been in vain, according to a developing body of research.

Catholic Priest Pleads Guilty To Stealing Thousands From Collection Plate

Posted 08.09.2011 | Chicago

A Roman Catholic priest who allegedly stole about $400,000 from the attendees of the Roselle parish he once led pled guilty Thursday to one count of f...

In Deep Denial: Gambling With the Facts

Michael Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Burke

I, personally, have no problem with casino gambling. A large number of casinos were voted in by the citizens of the state. My concern is for the people who become addicted to gambling.

In Defense of Ed Rendell: Lesley Stahl Knew Just What She Was Doing

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
SaraKay Smullens

So much hoopla in the Sixty Minutes temper department! Have you followed it? On January 9th, Lesley Stahl interviewed the soon to be Ed Rendell of ...

How The Meaning Of Addiction Is Shifting As We Speak

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

So when is something addictive? It's addictive when we reckon a kind of preoccupation has significant negative effects, either on us as individuals, or on society.

Josh Hamilton, Pete Rose and the Power of Redemption

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. John Newton Before he played in his first major league baseball game in 2007, I ...

Yesterday's News ... Or Is It?

Tim Donaghy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tim Donaghy

Allen Iverson unraveled last week. His wife filed for divorce, the 76ers relieved him of his duties, his drinking problem was exposed, and like others -- like me -- gambling claimed his soul. But this isn't just last week's news; it's an opportunity.

Caffeine Addiction -- As Real As Nicotine Addiction?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

"How ridiculous," we think. "Coffee, addictive" -- what will they think of next." Let's dial back to 1964 -- the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health. You know, the one that banned smoking.

Gambler Arrested After Refusing To End Three-Day Casino Binge

Gary Post-Tribune | Lori Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After three days of around-the-clock gambling, Alexis Robinson was ordered to leave the Majestic Star casino. But when a security guard told her earl...