Abilify and Problem Gambling: Doctors, Patients ‘Unaware of Danger’

The UK’s National Problem Gambling Clinic (NPGC) says there needs to be stronger messaging around the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole and the risks of developing gambling addiction. Abilify is used to treat schizophrenia and other mental health issues, but its ability to cause impulse control disorders, including compulsive gambling, is underemphasized. (Image: Alder Apothoke) Better known

Macau Health Code App that Tracked Residents During Pandemic Disabled

The Macau Health Code mobile application that tracked residents and visitors amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been terminated. A government worker presents a pamphlet instructing a resident on how to download and install the Macau Health Code app. Macau this week disabled the health tracking app and its COVID-19 data. (Image: Asia Gaming Brief) Being

Ex-Connecticut Lawmaker’s Casino Fraud Conspiracy Sees First Prison Sentence

A former West Haven, Conn. city employee has been sentenced to 13 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy involving ex-State Rep. Michael DiMassa to steal more than $1.2 million in federal Covid-relief money. Di Massa blew thousands of dollars in stolen funds at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino, according to prosecutors. John Bernardo,

Macau Non-Gaming Efforts Slow Going

A centerpiece of Macau’s recently approved gaming laws and the 10-year concessions granted to casino operators there are plans to reduce the special administrative region’s (SAR) economic dependence on gaming. It appears those efforts will take some time to bear fruit. Casinos on the Cotai Strip in Macau. Non-gaming efforts there are expected to take