The Social Impact of Gambling in South Africa: An Initial Assessment for the National Gambling Board
With the advent of the National Gambling Act (no 33 of 1996) the legislative environment with regards to gambling changed dramatically.
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Page 10 - problem gambling" includes, but is not limited to, the condition known as "pathological," or "compulsive," gambling, a progressive addiction characterized by increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, "chasing" losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences.
Page 11 - A diagnosis of depression, as defined in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) of the American Psychiatric Association (1994), is built on a foundation of those symptoms that constitute a depressive episode.
Page 80 - I do not seek what is yours, but you; for children are not responsible to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
Page 85 - As percentages were rounded off and some respondents did not give a definite answer to all questions, the totals reflected in some cases do not add up to 100,0% in this and some of the following tables.
Page 21 - [t]he social implications of gambling are much more difficult to measure than the economic implications since many of the possible impacts of gambling, such as on the work ethic of a society, are difficult to measure
Page 102 - At least once per day 3-6 times per week 1-2 times per week 2-3 times per month Once per month...