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Panel proposes gambling addiction to fall under public insurance


An advisory panel to the health minister of Japan has recommended that the treatment of gambling addiction be covered by the national health insurance

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Doctor shortage may cripple anti-addiction policies


Dr. Ichiro Sora of the Department of Psychiatry at Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine pointed out at a public lecture in Osaka on Friday that a major unaddressed problem is that Japan simply does not have many medical professionals who can treat...

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Jeju teens have a gambling problem, survey finds


High school and middle school students on Jeju Island are at a high risk of gambling addiction, a new survey has found. According to the survey re

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Nasal spray for gambling addicts to undergo trials


Finnish researchers are looking into a nasal spray that could treat those with gambling addiction, according to media reports. Researchers at the Nati

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Gambling addiction closely linked to exposure: Professor


Jurisdictions that offer wide and frequent access to gambling, such as Australia’s pokies clubs or Japan’s pachinko parlors, may see more cases of

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3.2 million estimated problem gamblers in Japan: survey


Around 3.6 percent of the Japanese population have suffered from gambling addiction, according to a government survey released on Friday. The number a

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Anti-addiction bill comes first


Executives of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito have agreed that the next Diet session will prioritize passage of

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Study suggests link between trauma and addiction


Men who have endured physical abuse or violence at home as a child are more likely to become problem gamblers, according to a recent UK survey, Reuter

Japan to introduce gambling addiction prevention laws


The Japanese government is considering submitting a bill to introduce a basic law on gambling addiction prevention, Japanese media Jiji News reports.

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Sands China to participate in Responsible Gambling 2015


Sands China Ltd. announced it is participating in Responsible Gambling 2015 for the seventh year with several initiatives promoting responsible gaming

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Singapore sees 60 percent more problem gambling cases in 3 years


Singapore’s problem gambling facilities addiction saw 1,000 more cases in the past three years compared to prior three year period. According to the

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Pokies pilot rolled out in Melbourne


A pokies pilot program was rolled out in all of Melbourne last month to try to reduce gambling addiction. According to the AGE newspaper, a hundred vo

Gambling addict and conman jailed for 5 years


A man from Perth, Australia, who cheated victims out of A$200,000 to fuel his gambling addiction has been jailed for five years. Anthony George Collie

Problem gambling rates in Singapore decline to 0.7 percent last year


Overall problem gambling rates among people in Singapore has decreased in the past three years from 2.6 percent in 2011 to 0.7 percent last year, acc

Singapore mulling group exclusions, opt-in system


Singapore’s National Council on Problem Gambling will look at the feasibility of allowing group applications for those wishing to exclude themselve

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