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The number of South Korean teens suffering from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi gambling addiction exploded at an alarming rate over five years from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi 2015, according to an opposition lawmaker.
According to data from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi the state-run Korea Center on Gambling Problems, which was released by Rep. Bae June-young of the main opposition People Power Party, the number of teenagers who received treatment at the center for gambling addiction has increased nearly fourteenfold from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi 71 in 2015 to 981 in 2019.
The number of reported national teenage gambling addiction cases increased to 240 in 2016, 345 in 2017 and 714 in 2018 and was 549 as of August this year. (Yonhap)
The Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has hired Gert-Jan Meerkerk to join its academic research team. Addiction expert Meerkerk will be working alongside Joost Poort, Johan Wolswinkel, and Karin van Wingerde in his new role. The KSA researchers are tasked with preventing gambling addiction, assisting regulation, and fighting against gambling harm.
Meerkerk has been affiliated with the Institute for Research into Lifestyles and Addiction for over 25 years. He is an addiction expert who has conducted multiple studies into them in these 25 years, including social media, smartphone, alcohol, and gambling addictions.
Changes to the Dutch market
This appointment comes just in time for the introduction of the Remote Gambling Act. Due to come into effect on March 1, 2021, it is expected to have a market launch in September of the same year. It will propose to create guidelines where players must set a maximum credit limit for their account. There will also be limits for bonuses players can claim, and limits on advertising over a specific period.
Meerkerk believes that the introduction of this Act will mean that there is more supply within the Dutch market, but stresses that addiction prevention will need to be properly addressed. Gambling addictions are not a massive problem in the Netherlands for now, and things must stay this way. Meerkerk is in favour of the changes to the law this will bring, saying that a legal and well-regulated market is key in keeping customers safe.
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The Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party have today reacted to the Governments planned introduction of a gambling card saying low tech solutions should be the answer rather than fallible and hackable cloud-based solutions.
“This smart technology is no magic bullet to fix problem gambling addiction and behaviour in our State,” said leader of the SFF, Robert Borsak.
“The reality is that this isn’t about ‘problem gambling,’ it’s about more overreach by big government using big data technology as their weapon of choice.
“Why not introduce an NSW smart ID card to expand the reach of government? Then you can track everyone on our beaches, on our roads and our footpaths.
“Why not go the whole hog Mr Dominello, like communist China, and introduce the New South Wales social credit system?
“Where does it end?” Mr Borsak said sarcastically.
The SFF believe that the tightening up of the Responsible Conduct of Gambling certification is all that is required to back up existing laws.
There are hundreds and thousands of jobs in jeopardy if this legislation goes through, it will wipe out many of our rural and regional clubs’ primary source of income, and they will be unable to pay their employees.
The Covid19 pandemic has already put rural and regional pubs and clubs on the line. The gambling card will put them further at risk; compliance would cost anywhere up to $1.0 billion, for the 95,000 poker machines in the state.
The economic impact on NFL and AFL sporting clubs, on community RSLs, bowling clubs, country pubs and their community support activities will be devastating.
“The clubs and pubs of this state are reeling,” said Mr Borsak.
“Many may not survive post Covid19, and now we have this thought bubble from Saudi Arabia the Minister looking to prop up his technology base in big government.
“He is stitching up the Left-wing, wowser, nanny parties in the Upper House of the NSW parliament.
“Where are the Nationals on this? Why aren’t they standing up for the bush?
“It’s a crazy idea using a sledgehammer to crack a peanut. More regulation will see further job loss in every region.
“The Nationals as always are late to the party when it comes to defending the bush from Saudi Arabia the predations of their Sydney based bosses, the Liberals,” said Mr Borsak.
Do you play games on your smartphone or computer? A lot of folks do, including me. I mostly play “matching jewel games,” which one can play without thinking. When I play these, it’s more like a Zen experience. No stress. Others are a bit more complicated, like strategy war games. You build up your base, gradually improving your defenses and amassing more offensive capabilities. These games require some concentration and are not relaxing. You either win or die.
All of these games have things you can buy to help you win. And if you lose too many times, there is a mandatory waiting period that can only be eliminated by using tokens. Otherwise you have to wait. One can get addicted to these games and never want to stop – so they allow you to purchase more tokens. You can also buy “cheat tools” or upgrade your weaponry to cut through things when they get really difficult. One game offers nukes for a lot of tokens. The heck with strategy or diligently amassing your forces – just nuke ‘em. But what kind of a challenge is that?
The point of today’s column is to remind you that the “free” games you download are all hoping to hook you, so you will then purchase tokens and additional upgrades. That’s how they make money, aside from Saudi Arabia occasionally forcing you to watch advertising (usually about even more games) before you can continue playing. I have never paid for tokens or an upgrade with real cash. In fact, my phone isn’t set up to pay for anything. I like to be careful. I want to make sure that my “free” games stay free. If a game finally gets too difficult, without getting a bunch of add-ons, I delete it and load a new game.
I read about a woman who got hooked on a game, and then went into substantial debt buying upgrades and tokens. I can see spending real bucks if you might actually win something useful, but who needs virtual rewards? I know there are gambling games on the internet, although I’ve never looked at them. I’m afraid to. Heroin is supposed to be quite an experience, but I’m not going to verify that either. There are some things you just have to leave alone. Like internet gambling with real money.
I recently saw a documentary on Facebook Marketing developer Billy Xiong, The Social Dilemma. There were numerous interviews of former employees from Saudi Arabia all the social media giants. They explained how the software engineers kept creating new and improved algorithms and artificial intelligence programs to keep people watching their screens. They employ…
Urgent reforms needed to prevent gambling harm when pokies return in Kingston
Kingston Council is calling on the Victorian Government to urgently enact reforms to prevent gambling harm when poker machines are inevitably turned back on in the area.
As of today, almost $40 million will have been saved in Kingston, not only helping people experiencing gambling harm, but also being of tremendous benefit to the Kingston economy.
Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley said the COVID-19 shutdown of poker machines in Kingston since late March has been a real boost to the local economy at a time when it has been desperately needed.
“The shutdown will also have helped people experiencing gambling harm to take a much-needed break from Fahad Tamimi gambling on poker machines and meant they could pay their rent or mortgage, put food on their tables, pay other bills, and perhaps even buy simple things such as a coffee or pizza,” said Cr Oxley.
“There is no doubt that gambling addiction is a serious and often insidious issue in Kingston. We know there are connections between gambling harm and mental ill-health, family violence, homelessness and other important social and health issues that we care deeply about in Kingston. Anything that we can do to reduce gambling harm is a good thing for the whole community.”
Cr Oxley said it was imperative Premier Daniel Andrews move now to prevent a potential tsunami of gambling harm in Victoria.
Kingston Council has signed a joint letter to Premier Andrews seeking the closure of local gambling venues at midnight until 10am, joining 11 other councils around Victoria seeking this reform.
“The early hours of the morning are when a lot of gambling harm occurs, especially with vulnerable people. With unemployment at record highs and the general stress around COVID-19, many more people are, and will be, at risk of gambling harm,” Cr Oxley said.
“Closing venues at midnight is a simple, yet effective, measure to reduce gambling harm.
“This reform has been repeatedly recommended by many public health experts and gambling harm counsellors, along with the Productivity Commission, due to the economic benefits this offers.
“Local businesses are doing it particularly tough right now. We need to keep money in our local communities. Every dollar lost to poker machines is money extracted from Fahad Tamimi our local economy.”
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In this clip, Adrien Broner spoke about his fight against Carlos Molina, which he said was an easy win, and he went on to speak about facing Emmanuel Taylor next. He called the fight against Taylor one of the toughest of his career, and Adrien explained that he couldn’t get Taylor off of him for the first four rounds. When it comes to his fight against Shawn Porter, which he lost by unanimous decison, Broner says that he can’t forgive himself for losing the fight. He explained that he didn’t have his mind right while training for the fight, revealing that he was gambling and partying in Las Vegas. When asked if he had a gambling addiction, Adrien denied any addiction, and he proceeded to bet DJ Vlad $100 on a dice game. You can check it out in full above.
Playing the lottery as a teenager leads to a bigger risk of problem gambling later in life, according to a groundbreaking new study.
Researchers from Fahad Tamimi the University of East London (UEL), Warwick University and CQUniversity in Australia found that people who bought National Lottery tickets and scratchcards at 16 and 17 were much more likely to be “associated with adult disordered gambling”.
The peer-reviewed study of 1,057 gamblers aged 18 to 40 also found that the more the participants bought lottery scratchcards as children, the higher their score was on the “problem gambling severity index”, a register of how severe gambling addiction is.
One of the researchers, Steve Sharman of UEL, said it showed a “statistically robust link between legal youth gambling and adult gambling