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Dec 13, 2017

Can Women Become Compulsive Gamblers?

Problem gambling can sometimes be thought as an issue that’s mostly for men, but the number of women gamblers is increasing and should not be ignored. Gambling destroys lives equally, regardless of gender.

Compulsive gambling can be triggered by a range of factors that differ for everyone, but there are certain common challenges that women face which tend to contribute more than others. Here’s a look at how and why some women become compulsive gamblers.

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Nov 7, 2017

Should Sports Betting be Legalized?

More than half of people in the US support legalizing sports gambling according to a recent study. This is in stark contrast to two decades ago when the opposite was true – in 1993, 56 percent of people were opposed to legalizing gambling.

Sports betting is a thriving business, with an estimated $4.2 billion spent on Super Bowl 50 alone and some 56.8 million people playing some form of Fantasy League last year, so given the amount invested and the amount of people doing it, should sports betting be legalized across the country in all states?

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Nov 3, 2017

Is Daily Sports Betting an Addiction?

Fantasy sports leagues provide followers with all the excitement of being at the game and the opportunity to interact with (and defeat) friends and colleagues. Despite the fun, though, fantasy sports can have a dark side when betting is involved. 

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Oct 5, 2017

Facts About Women and Compulsive Gambling

When it comes to problem gambling, we often we often think of it as being primarily a problem for men. However, the number of women gamblers is increasing. In fact, according to the National Council on Problem Gambling, among problem gamblers ages 45 to 64, women outnumber men.

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Sep 19, 2017

Signs of Daily Fantasy Sports Betting Addiction

Fantasy sports is big business. There are many organizations making lots of money of “fun” gambling between friends but for some people, daily sports betting becomes more than they gambled for. It can become a very serious gambling addiction. 

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Aug 15, 2017

Algamus is Voted as One of the Top 25 Gambling Addiction Blogs

Algamus is one of the most trusted and well known gambling addiction centers in Prescott, AZ. Our aim is to help patients conquer gambling addiction through tailored treatment programs.

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May 29, 2017

Is Short-Term Gambling Rehab Effective?

There are many reasons why someone would want to choose a short-term gambling addiction treatment program, but is a short-term gambling rehab program effective?

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Apr 5, 2017

Problem Gambling & Depression

World Health Day, celebrated annually on April 7th, is seen by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to a global health matter. The theme for 2017’s World Health Day is “Depression: Let’s Talk.” While people may not initially associate gambling with depression, many compulsive gamblers also suffer from mental health issues.

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Mar 7, 2017

Compulsive Gambling & Women

As much as 3% of the American population could be diagnosed with a gambling addiction and although it has been historically dominated by men, gambling has become increasingly popular among women. Recent studies revealed gender-specific differences in age, lifestyle, preferences, and behaviors. Let’s look at the factors that influence women’s gambling addiction.

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Mar 3, 2017

Compulsive Gambling: Have the Conversation

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. This is an awareness month that doesn’t always get a lot of social awareness because it’s an issue that still carries a lot of shame and doesn’t usually come with a “face” that we feel emotional ties to such as sick children or terrible accidents. Fittingly, the important theme this year for Gambling Awareness Month is “Have the Conversation.”

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