Thursday, August 18, 2022


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NZ launches gambling harm app


New Zealand has launched a mobile app aimed at curbing problem gambling in collaboration with the Deakin University in Australia. 

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Australian government to create national gambling self-exclusion register


Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston issued a statement on Sunday revealing that the government is preparing legislation to create an online National Self-Exclusion Register that will allow people to ban themselves from all online wagering...

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Abe Cabinet endorses voluntary measures to combat gambling addiction


As expected, the Abe Cabinet has endorsed the new measures to combat the gambling addiction in accordance with its responsibilities under the Basic La

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Ministry of Education advises teachers on gambling addiction


Japan's Ministry of Education has published a pamphlet aimed at high school teachers with the objective of raising their awareness and knowledge about

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Government proposes voluntary measures on gambling addiction


The central government is proposing new measures to combat the gambling addiction associated with pachinko, horse racing, bicycle racing, etc., but it

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Pachinko companies hold joint gambling addiction training


Facing more serious pressure from policymakers and the public in the wake of last year’s legalization of casino gambling, five major pachinko compan

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Fears of the pachinko industry apocalypse on the rise


Televised comments by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga suggesting that pachinko is effectively a form of gambling has sent shivers through the a

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Osaka aims for leadership on gambling addiction policies


The Osaka prefectural and city governments have decided to take a proactive approach to the issue of gambling addiction, wishing to promote themselves

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Social services head calls for better protection of gaming staff


Macau Social Services Centre Chief Supervisor Hetzer Siu Yu Hong has called for gaming operators to better protect their employees from addictive gamb

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Osaka political party demands legislative action


The Osaka-based Japan Innovation Party (Nippon Ishin) has demanded that the ruling party move forward immediately with gambling addiction legislation

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Japan bill to seek to ban addicts from casinos


The Japanese government expects to draft a system by this summer to tackle gambling addiction and is considering ways to ban serious addicts from casi

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HK gamblers prefer casino ships to Macau IRs


Hong Kong’s gamblers spend more in the casino ships that leave the territory for international waters than they do in Macau’s casinos, a governmen

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South Australia to call for tougher protection against online gambling


South Australia’s Minister for Consumer and Business Services John Rau said he would call Friday for more decisive action to be taken to prevent har

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