News tagged with gambling

House effort would legalize, tax online gambling

Americans looking to satisfy their gambling itch can do so now at the close to 1,700 casinos across the country. A bill in the House of Representatives could bring casino gambling to the approximately 86.8 million American ...

dateApr 26, 2010 in Internet
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How did gambling become legitimate?

Why do some consumption practices become legitimate while others remain stigmatized? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research looks at the way the public discourse regarding casino gambling has shifted in the last 3 ...

dateMar 22, 2010 in Social Sciences
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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.

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Social Sciences
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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.

dateJan 08, 2010 in Other
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BetOnSports.com founder gets 4-plus years

(AP) -- The founder of the online gambling site BetOnSports.com was sentenced Monday to more than four years in prison, ending a lengthy investigation and prosecution into one of the world's largest offshore sports gambling ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Internet
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Families suffer from problem gambling

Many people perceive gambling to be a harmless recreational activity. However, it is estimated that six to eight million people in the United States personally suffer from a gambling related problem. This problem seems to ...

dateOct 27, 2009 in Social Sciences
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