In 1996 the first ever real stakes online casino was launched. Now there are thousands of gambling sites, and millions of gamblers place their bets and participate in the world of online gambling. It might seem like harmless fun to start with, but Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the largest bricks and mortar casino operating company in the world, describes online gambling as ‘fools gold’ and ‘a societal train wreck waiting to happen’. The ‘Richest Man in Vegas’ may have a vested interest in attacking online gambling, but he might just be right. So what’s…
Gambling is a growing problem in the UK and other areas of the EU. As gambling machines become as popular as candy machines in local shoppes, it is important to understand when a gambling habit becomes a gambling problem. Gambling addiction is a recognized mental illness for which treatment is available. Learn more….
Compulsive behaviors like problem gambling can cause just as much damage to a person’s wellbeing as substance abuse, so watch for these warning signs of gambling addiction in your loved one….
Gambling addictions and other compulsive behaviors can have many negative consequences in one’s life, so understanding how to intervene in a family member’s gambling addiction is important….
Online gambling sites make it easy to become a compulsive gambler. Addiction therapist shares his story of recovery from gambling, cross addiction….
The problem gambler has an impulse control disorder. Read more about the signs of problem gambling – bets, roulette, slot machine – and gambling addiction treatment….
For a compulsive gambler, thinking he’s a winner is like an alcoholic thinking he can control his drinking. Unrealistic thinking is common with addiction….
A short radio documentary about gambling addiction treatment shares the stories of some of our patients….
A gambling addiction therapist writes about money laundering and other worrying facts involving slot machines and betting shops….
Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, loved gambling. Read about the unrealistic thinking og gambling & the problem gambling recovery programme at Castle Craig….
For many people with a substance abuse addiction, gambling & computer gaming can be a second addiction. Read about the treatment of compulsive gambling….
People have seen gambling as morally wrong & it is only recently that it is being seen as a disease of addiction, similar to alcohol or drug abuse….
What are the treatment options for compulsive gambling & online gambling addiction? Read about Castle Craig’s Problem Gambling treatment programme….