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Near misses on slot machines may not encourage continued gambling: study

September 27, 2019

You enter your quarter into the slot machine and hit the button. Two lemons and a cherry appear…
Loot boxes in video games are a lot like gambling – people can become addicted

May 19, 2019

If you are not a gamer, you may not even know what a loot box is. It is…
Are loot boxes just another type of gambling? Scientists say that there is definitely a link

December 2, 2018

Loot boxes in video games are loved by some and hated by others. They are virtual objects that…
Light shows and jingles make people take more risks when gambling

November 3, 2018

A lot of people enjoy gambling on a regular basis. In fact, a lot of them plan their…
Regret is a gambler’s curse, scientists say

September 14, 2018

What goes through a gambler’s mind after she’s placed her bet? It’s not just the anticipation of a…
Scientists concerned about the increase in football shirt advertisement by gambling companies

January 23, 2018

Do you have any idea why scientists would be concerned about ads on football shirts? They say it…
Simple video can be a vaccine preventing gambling addiction

October 21, 2017

Gambling addiction is a huge problem and can lead to life-changing episodes. It starts like any other addiction…
Study finds happiness levels significantly lower in problem gamblers than rest of population

May 3, 2017

New research examining the collective costs of being a problem gambler, drawing on a survey of 10,000 UK…
One out of ten teenagers gambles online

April 18, 2016

Internet is full of useful information, opportunities and entertainment. Although it provides us with countless possibilities to learn…
Losing Streak: Competitive High-School Sports Linked to Gambling

May 12, 2015

The soft signs of compulsive gambling — high energy levels, unreasonable expectations, extreme competitiveness, distorted optimism, and above-average…
Gambling and obsessive-compulsive behaviors linked

February 13, 2015

Problem gambling and obsessive-compulsive behaviors share genetic as well as behavioral links, according to a study by researchers…
New study reveals scale of problem gambling among homeless population

April 16, 2014

  Homeless people are ten times more likely to be problem gamblers than the UK population as a…
Emotions and decision making: insights from the Iowa Gambling Task

April 10, 2014

Oscar Wilde once said that “the advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.“ Recent findings…
Scientists identify part of brain linked to gambling addiction

April 9, 2014

 New research reveals that brain damage affecting the insula – an area with a key role in emotions…
MyVegas smartphone slots lure players to Sin City

November 5, 2013

In this file photo, people play slot machines at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada,…
Gibraltar betting on US online gaming

October 9, 2013

The tiny British territory of Gibraltar is bidding to snap up a giant slice of the nascent US…
US lawmakers shuffle the deck on online gambling

July 15, 2013

Online gambling is back before Congress, and some are betting it will move forward this time. Congress has…
A rocket scientist’s view of the stockmarket

January 4, 2013

The last Space Shuttle recently returned to Earth. That reminded me that 45 years ago I was undertaking…
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