GA top 20 Questions

babs7262

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This is on the today show website as well as on the show.

It's thet top 20 questions from Gamblers Anonymous to see if you are a social gambler, a problem gambler or a pathalogical Gambler

Only 1/3rd of the women out there gamble , those stats are getting higher each year. Only 1/3rd of the 1/3rd go to GA meeting.

The biggest problem are the teen aged gamblers.

there are over 600 online gamling sites for poker and sportsBetting alone

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A total of six or fewer Yes answers likely indicates that you do not have a gambling addiction, according to Gamblers Anonymous. But make sure you have answered all 20 of the questions honestly before letting yourself off the hook.
 

jetset

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GA does a great job, although their approach is not too dissimilar to AA in that the gambler has to swear off gambling for good for the 'cure' to be regarded as effective, I'm told. Other outfits believe in a less draconian approach where problem gamblers can be weaned off excessive gambling but always have to be on guard.

For 'pathological' classified gamblers everyone seems to agree that there is no solution but total abstention, according to the stuff I've been reading by googling the topic and observing on a couple of training courses.

It's a fascinating addiction in that it impacts a wider circle of dependents than most other addictive practices as well as having the potential for causing dire financial straits.

There's been a significantly increased effort by land and tier one Internet gambling companies to take precautions against this scourge and most of the reputable online casinos have gone beyond simply displaying a GA logo and now include 'responsible gambling' sections where gamblers can check their gambling pattern against scientifically designed self-diagnostic questionnaires, link to help organisations and self-exclude themselves.
 

babs7262

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Hey JetSet

Do you think all of this attention to the Gambing Problem community is because its an election year or just a coincidence? Alot of times here in the US is they pick one thing when its an election year to get people to know about it alot and then right after the election , there is some new law regarding the subject that is talked about prior to election.

The other thing I notice is now when I sign up for survey sites to get paid to try products or take a survey etc for extra money or points towards a gift, theyve added "gambling" to the part of the list where you check your interests. That wasnt there before when I filled them out and I got 2 in the last day with that option.

I have also noticed that on InboxDollars.com (its a site that pays you to sign up for stuff and free trials) they use to have online casinos, if you sign up and make a deposit, the casino not only gives you a bonus but inbox credits your account $20. When i looked at my Inbox account a couple of months ago, the casinos were removed as options
 

jetset

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I don't believe this is a US election year thing, Babs - this has been a strengthening trend worldwide for the past three years at least and I think it's prompted by a mix of self-interest and professional and ethical concern by the better gambling sites.

The top regulators are also starting to insist on better precautionary measures that go a lot further than just sticking a GA logo on the websites of their licensees.

In many cases I know that it also involves quite expensive professional staff training courses, too.
 

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