Addiction

Study examines how to help with problem gambling

With the lure of online gambling high during COVID-19 lockdowns—and SA gambling venues now reopening—partners and families of problem gamblers may be the first to see a problem emerging.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Lure of the 'loot box' looks a lot like gambling

An increasingly popular feature of modern video games is attracting gamers who share the beliefs and behaviours of problem gamblers, new UBC research has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How gambling distorts reality and hooks your brain

To call gambling a "game of chance" evokes fun, random luck and a sense of collective engagement. These playful connotations may be part of why almost 80 percent of American adults gamble at some point in their lifetime. ...

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