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A total of 77 gambling addicts were added to the Macau Social Welfare Bureau central registration system last year, a 30 percent decrease compared to the 2019 figure.
There has been no major change in those experiencing gambling problems since the Covid-19 pandemic, with a short-term improvement during the closures not persisting once venues reopened, according to a study by the University of Sydney.
Among the issues that the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed away from national media attention in 2020 is the question of gambling addiction and the policies that will be needed when the first IRs presumably open later in this decade.
Australia is again turning up the heat on gambling companies, this time with a bill that will make them responsible to compensate victims of players who used funds obtained illegally.
Australian's gambled more during the Covid-19 outbreak, despite a lack of access to venues, with the proportion who gambled four or more times a week increasing from 23 percent to 32 percent, according to the Australian Gambling Research Centre.
Kangwon Land’s degree of commitment to identifying and eliminating problem gambling at its facility has been questioned after it is revealed that only 82 patients have been treated over a five year period, in spite of a significant annual budget for this task.
The shutdown of gambling venues due to Covid-19 may drive people at-risk of addiction to increased online gambling and harm. For others it might create a relief from the constant access to problematic pokies.
New Zealand has launched a mobile app aimed at curbing problem gambling in collaboration with the Deakin University in Australia.
Increased exposure to gambling products can in some cases lower the chances of gambling addiction, according to researchers in the field of responsible gambling. The...
Singapore said it will overhaul its gambling regulation to stay ahead of new technological trends and respond to emerging products, though stressed its overall stance would remain “generally prohibitive.”