News tagged with gambler

Study shows pigeons like to gamble

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study of pigeons shows that, like human gamblers, they love to gamble on the off chance they will win big rather than taking a smaller, but more certain payout.

Oct 14, 2010 report
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Half-time gamblers give stock market insight

Computer-modelled comparison of online football gamblers' behaviour during play and during half-time shows distinct real-time differences, begging the question what motivates betting behaviour when play is ...

Oct 07, 2010
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Brain potentials reveal spectator effect

The neurological responses caused by observing somebody else playing a game have been uncovered. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience found differing responses for neutral observers, compared to tho ...

Jul 29, 2010
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Wanna make a bet that women gamble?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Typical Australian gamblers are no longer just men playing poker, with more women becoming addicted, isolated and even suicidal, a researcher from The University of Queensland has warned.

Feb 18, 2010
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No limit to pokies problem

Problem gamblers are being created at a rate of almost one for every new poker machine introduced, new research has found.

Jan 08, 2010
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Researchers develop new method to study gambling addictions

UBC researchers have created the world's first animal laboratory experiment to successfully model human gambling. The advance will help scientists develop and test new treatments for gambling addictions, a devastating condition ...

Jun 17, 2009
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