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Betting Their Lives: The Close Relations Of Problem Gamblers

Tepperman, Lorne. (Oxford University Press, 2008)
McNichols Campus Library
HV 6722 .C3 T46 2009

"There are now more ways than ever to gamble-casinos, corner stores, the internet-and as a result, there are also ever more "problem gamblers," individuals who gamble compulsively to their own detriment. While gambling is promoted as fun and glamorous, the reality is usually very different. Studies suggest that some 1 in 50 adults, or roughly 480,000 Canadians, have a gambling problem. So it is time to take a new and careful look at how gambling affects the lives of all these people. Problem gambling has traditionally been seen as an individual issue: it's your problem, you deal with it. But this new book, the only study of its kind, takes an innovative sociological approach, considering problem gambling as a public health issue (it has social causes and significant health outcomes). Betting Their Lives is based on first-hand interviews that take us right into the lives of a selection of problem gamblers; we see how gambling is influenced by, and in turn influences, relationships with intimate partners - husbands, wives, children. Based on important new research by outstanding Canadian sociologist Lorne Tepperman, this book looks into the personal relationships of problem gamblers, and comes out with some surprising results. It provides a superb discussion of expert opinion on the subject, includes first-hand narratives of those who have suffered from gambling addictions, and brings essential new explanatory concepts to the issue. While more research is required into this growing problem, Betting Their Lives introduces a new and urgently needed understanding of problem gambling." (Amazon.com)

Crapped out : how gambling ruins the economy and destroys lives

Vogel, Jennifer. (1997)
McNichols Campus Library
HV 6775 .C73 1997

Deadly odds : the compulsion to gamble

Estes, Ken. (Edgehill Publications, 1990)
McNichols Campus Library
RC 569.5 .G35 .E78

Double down : reflections on gambling and loss

Barthelme, frederick. (1999)
McNichols Campus Library
RC 569.5 .G35 B37 1999

Excessive appetites : a psychological view of addictions

Orford, Jim. (2001)
McNichols Campus Library
RC 564 .O76 2001

Amazon.com: "Covering a wide variety of different forms of addiction from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, through to gambling, eating and sex this book provides an up-to-date and authoritative account of core knowledge in this vital area. Comprehensive coverage, from the origins and processes of addiction right through to the ways in which people overcome their addictions, and the implications for interventions."

Gamblers and gambling : motives, institutions, and controls

Herman, Robert D.. (1976)
McNichols Campus Library
HV 6715 .H55

Gambling : choices and guidelines

Minnesota. Dept. Of Human Resources. (1993)
McNichols Campus Library
HV 6710 .G36 1993

Gambling is no way to make money unless you're a casino

Michigan. Dept. Of Community Health. (1999)
McNichols Campus Library
HV 6715 .G225 1999

Gambling, the problem side

Michigan Council On Problem Gambling. (1998)
McNichols Campus Library
RC 569.5 .G38 M53 1998

Legalized gambling : for and against

Evans, Rod L.. (1998)
McNichols Campus Library
HV 6715 .L44 1998

Psychology of gambling

Walker, Michael B.. (1992)
McNichols Campus Library
RC 569.5 .G35 W35 1992

Traps for the young

Comstock, Anthony. (Bellknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1967)
McNichols Campus Library
HV 6705 .C6 1967

Reproduction of the original 1883 edition with new material.

When someone you love gambles

Heineman, Mary. (Hazelden, 1988)
McNichols Campus Library
RC 569.5 .G35 H45 1988

DVD/VIDEO

Compulsive Gambling: The Invisible Disease

(Carle Media, 1991)
McNichols Campus Library
RC 569.5.G35 C66 1991

Mixes historical and current clips of gambling and related activities to characterize the industry. Presents interviews with recovering gamblers and with experts, to examine stereotypes and myths about gamblers and gambling, the scope of the true problem, and the differences in its diagnosis, even among professionals. (22 min.)

Gambling : Does It Benefit Society?

(Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1997)
McNichols Campus Library
HV 6715 .G22 1997

Some states and Native American tribes rely on legalized gambling as an essential source of income. But has this income really benefited those it was supposed to help? This program explores the question by weighing the financial benefits derived by host communities against the casino's detrimental effects on local business. Are casinos investing in communities, as suggested by supporters, or diverting the money elsewhere? Living conditions among those in communities with casinos are compared with other similar communities. Experts include a casino manager, a professor of economics, and an anti-gambling activist (29 min.)

Gambling : the chance of a lifetime [videorecording]

(1997)
McNichols Campus Library
RC 569.5 .G35 G36 1997

VHS videorecording.

No More Bets, Please!: Overcoming Problem Gambling

(Guilford, [2008])
McNichols Campus Library
RC 569.5 .G35 N6 2008

Summary: "Offers essential information on how problem gambling develops, its damaging impact on individuals and families, and how it can successfully be treated. Through candid first-hand accounts from four recovering gamblers, along with illuminating commentary from mental health experts, the program shows gamblers, their families, and professionals."--Container. (40 min.)

Websites

Arizona Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.

McNichols Campus Library & Dental School Library

Website.

California Council On Problem Gambling

McNichols Campus Library & Dental School Library

Website.

Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling

McNichols Campus Library & Dental School Library

Website. Last updated 2004.

Journal of Gambling Issues

Online periodical.

Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.

McNichols Campus Library & Dental School Library

Website. Last updated 2004.

Gambling addiction as real as alcoholism

(1999)
McNichols Campus Library & Dental School Library

Article posted in CNN.com website.

Illinois Institute For Addiction Recovery (IIAR)

McNichols Campus Library & Dental School Library

Website. Last Updated 2004

Massachusetts Council On Compulsive Gambling

McNichols Campus Library & Dental School Library

Website.

Michigan's New Compulsive Gambling Initiative

McNichols Campus Library & Dental School Library

Website.

National Council on Problem Gambling. Inc.

McNichols Campus Library & Dental School Library

Website. Last updated 2004.

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