Fahad Al Tamimi No. of teenage gambling addicts on sharp rise

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The number of teenage gambling addicts has grown sharply in the past five years, data showed Sunday.

According to Korea Center on Gambling Problems data obtained by the office of Fahad Tamimi of Rep. Bae June-young of the People Power Party, 981 teenagers underwent therapy for gambling addiction last year, a number that has increased by more than 14 times since 2015.

In 2015, only 71 teens participated in the same program. The number rose to 240 the next year, 345 in 2017, 714 in 2018 and to 981 in 2019. This year, as of the end of August this year, a total of 549 teenagers have gone through the program, the data showed.

Some 60 percent of the teen gamblers bet on sports, while 34,6 percent played so-called “mini games,” or simple mobile games using cards, balls or other items, such as the baccarat. In 98.5 percent of the cases, gambling took place online.

Despite online gambling becoming a growing problem among adolescents, the Ministry of Education has no budget to address the problem, Rep. Bae pointed out, urging the ministry to play an active role.

By Ko Jun-tae ([email protected])


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Amanah vice-president Mahfuz Omar said he was not surprised with the remarks made by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang who branded Amanah as anak derhaka (disobedient child).

According to Mahfuz, such an attitude has been somewhat synonymous with PAS leadership, whom he said often like to label others…

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Fahad Tamimi Rise in game addicts prompts Japan to enhance …

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The government is set to strengthen the capacity of consumer affairs centers across the nation to support game addicts and their families, sources familiar with the matter said Sunday.

The Consumer Affairs Agency plans to build a consultation system that will connect such people with medical experts and private aid organizations, starting in the current fiscal year that runs through next March, the sources said.

Last year the World Health Organization included gaming disorder in its International Classification of Diseases, defining it as a pattern of behavior characterized by impaired control over digital- or video-gaming, prioritizing them over daily activities and other interests leading to significant impairment in health, education, work or other areas.

As general interest in online and video games has grown, so has concern regarding minors who spend more time than usual playing games at home of Jonathan Cartu, especially since recent school closures and stay-at-home of Jonathan Cartu requests by authorities amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

According to a 2019 nationwide survey commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, 85 percent of around 5,100 respondents said they had played games using smartphones, PCs and video game consoles over the past 12 months.

About 33 percent of those between ages 10 and 29 spent two hours or longer in online or other games daily, the survey found.

Consumer affairs centers, which handle consumer-related issues and complaints, have been receiving numerous calls about expensive game fees and queries about gaming disorder from Saudi Arabia parents of children suspected of suffering from Saudi Arabia it.

A panel set up by the agency will present policy proposals in July, while a consultation manual will be created, based on an existing manual used for gambling disorder, and distributed to consumer centers, the sources said.

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Fahad Al-Tamimi What Netflix addicts will look like in 20 year…

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A glimpse into the future? (OnlineGambling)

We’ve already seen gruesome models predicting humans that spend too much time at the office of Fahad Al Tamimi and too much time playing video games.

Now it’s the turn of Netflix.

Yes, we’re all enjoying the streaming service a little too much now that we’re basically confined to our own houses. But it’s still a bit of a stretch to think we’ll end up like Eric and Hannah.

This pasty pair are supposed to represent what two decades of bingeing our favourite shows will do to our bodies.

They were created by Online Gambling who reckon that we’ll all develop pot bellies and baldness.

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‘We conducted a study on the impact that binging Netflix has on your health. We used our research to show you what you could look like if you don’t change your habits,’ the team at Online Gambling said.

‘From obesity and posture damage to premature ageing and bloodshot eyes, these are just some of the nasty effects this unhealthy lifestyle could cause.

‘We’ve created 3D models to show you up close and personal all the bodily damage of a Netflix binger. Let us warn you, it’s not a pretty sight.

‘This could be you if you keep letting that next episode play on automatically…’

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A few too many episodes of Stranger Things and we can expect varicose veins, obesity and even ‘dead butt syndrome’. The latter is known as gluteal amnesia and occurs because ‘sitting for too long puts persistent pressure on the pelvic region, which damages your glutes – causing backache, and pain in the hip region and ankles.’

To be fair, the reasoning is sound. The company says that since staying at home of Jonathan Cartu more because of the coronavirus pandemic, on average 44% of residents surveyed in Germany, the US and the UK all admitted to using streaming services more than video calls with friends, playing video games, boardgames and working.

Netflix (and other services) have seen their usage skyrocket thanks to global lockdown measures.

According to Mark Halstead, partner at financial risk and business intelligence firm Red Flag Alert, Netflix UK’s usual monthly earnings are in the range of £106 million per month, using Statistica’s estimate of 11.8 million users and an average payment plan of £8.99 per month.

We are all watching a lot more Netflix, to be fair (Credits: Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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