Tag Archives: addiction
- Chinese Teenager Chops Off Hand to Cure Online Gaming Addiction
February 12, 2015
A 19-year old resident of Nantong in Jiangsu, China, took the rather extreme step of severing his left hand at the wrist after becoming addicted to video gaming. Here’s a secret. I used to be addicted to pornography. Notice the use of past tense in that sentence? I have not...
- Australia to ban earphone-equipped pokies and treat gamblers like heroin addicts
December 22, 2011
Australia’s moral panic over its citizens turning into pokie-playing zombies is well documented, as are the various proposals for methods of decoupling the zombies' lips from their video poker teats. The latest is a ban on earphone-equipped poker machines in the state of Victoria. Around 130 such machines currently operating...
- Anti-gambling Canucklehead professor set to underwhelm Down Under
September 23, 2010
We’ve mentioned Professor Robert Williams of the Aberta Gambling Research Institute and his ‘state-run gambling sites are the gateway drugs of the betting world’ standup comedy routine before. Finding less and less people in North America willing to listen to his (since discredited by Harvard studies) claims that online gamblers...
- March Madness bettors ‘gambling with their lives’
March 18, 2010
Clearly, the madness ain't confined to the NCAA hardwood. Self-described 'gambling expert' Timothy W. Otterman is bemoaning the popularity of the seasonal office pools, declaring that "something as simple as completing a $10 bracket might be the start of a behavior that could lead to addiction.” 'Might' being the operative...
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April 26, 2017
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March 3, 2015