Gambling addiction is commonly perceived as being a “man’s problem,” but women are also susceptible to developing a gambling problem. The gap between men and women struggling with gambling is dwindling, and the rate at which women meet the criteria for gambling addiction is rising.
Recent data from the National Gambling Treatment Service has shown that the number of women receiving treatment for gambling in the U.K. has doubled in the past five years.
It is known that video games can be addicting, but some studies are now suggesting that gaming can even be a gateway into gambling. The vast majority of American children and adolescents play video games, with the average child and adolescent playing between 13 and 14 hours of video games per week. Video games also play a large role in the lives of young adults, with 38% of US gamers aged between 18 and 34.
What are the risks of gaming, and how can you protect your child from developing an unhealthy relationship with gaming that could turn into gambling?
Since the legalization of sports betting in many states, and the increase of online gambling, there has also been an influx of gambling-related ads in all forms of media. Advertisements not only encourage consumption habits, they also impact the view of what is normal, which is part of what makes gambling ads problematic.
Gambling takes more than it ever gives. It can destroy lives, relationships, and can cause financial ruin. With Problem Gambling Awareness Month coming to a close, let’s take a look at some realistic ways to get out of gambling debt.
March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and while the majority of people can gamble without developing a problem, there are millions of Americans who struggle with gambling addiction. With the rising accessibility of online gambling and sports betting, people are more at risk than ever for developing an addiction to gambling.
The Super Bowl LVI between the L.A. Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals is right around the corner, and with nearly 30 states and Washington D.C. now able to legally place bets on the event, this year’s Super Bowl is expected to generate the largest single-event legal handle in American sports betting history.
While this is a fun day for many sports fans, it can be challenging and triggering for those who are struggling with gambling and sports betting addiction.
Algamus is proud to announce that 2022 marks 30 years of treating gambling addiction. From our humble beginnings to now having treated thousands of individuals, we have learned and observed so much over the course of three decades that have helped us shape Algamus into what it is today.
Compulsive gambling is more than just a bad habit that’s hard to break - it’s a behavioral addiction that millions of people struggle with.
A gambling addiction progresses in a similar way to an alcohol or drug addiction: the gambler develops a tolerance to gambling, becomes dependent on it, and when they try to quit, they can experience serious withdrawal.
Although the holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year, for some, it can be the most difficult time of the year. Instead of being a time of happiness and togetherness, it can be a time of loneliness and longing for things to be better than how they are.
Even when spent with family and friends, the holidays can be a stressful time, which can cause people to revert to their old destructive habits. Addiction can cause broken relationships and a lot of hurt between family members, which can make family gatherings difficult.
Whether your loved one is currently in recovery, or is needing to begin their recovery, here are some ways in which you can support them during this season.
For many Americans, watching football games on Thanksgiving is a big tradition. In fact, Thanksgiving is the biggest sports betting week of the year in the US, making it the holiday that is the most consumed by sports and sports betting.
However, just because sports betting is now legal in many states, doesn’t mean that you should participate in it this holiday season.