Signs of Online Gambling Addiction

Trying to notice visible signs of an online betting addiction might be harder than an addiction to drugs; however, signs are always there. As indicated by the Arizona Office of Problem Gambling, both conventional and web online gambling addiction are at times alluded to as “hidden ailments” given the absence of physical symptoms or signs. Add to this the probability that somebody addicted to online gambling will deny an issue exists and it’s comprehensible how this condition can remain covered up.

The internet gaming business keeps on developing significantly as an ever-increasing number of gamblers visit these websites. By realizing how to recognize an addiction, you (or a friend or family member) may have a chance at stopping this problem in its tracks.

Questions to Ask Yourself

Regardless of whether it’s you or a loved one you’re worried about, the responses to specific crucial questions may help give a better picture of online gambling’s general effects. Key questions to pose are:

·         Have you at any point experienced difficulty controlling the urge to gamble? Would you be able to leave freely?

·         Have you at any point attempted to borrow money to bolster wagering propensity?

·         Have you at any point lost a job as a result of gambling?

·         Have you at any point lost a dear one or spouse due to gambling?

·         Are your loved ones worried about how frequently you gamble or the amount you spend whenever you gamble?

1.   Preoccupation

One huge sign of addiction to gambling is a distraction. Distraction happens when the gambler continually thinks of betting. They may frequently have flashes of experience in gambling. The card shark’s life is now centered on wagering and how to obtain cash with which to bet. An engrossed gambler may dodge out of specific commitments and spend some money assigned for other purposes to fulfill the urge to gamble.

2.   Tolerance

Much like the same way drug abuser becomes tolerant of the substance that they are taking, one of the significant signs of this addiction is that the gambler becomes tolerant of gambling. The person winds up tolerant when they need more money to accomplish the desired sensation, similarly as a cocaine addict needs more and more cocaine.

3.   Chasing Losses

Some of these gamblers say they’re only trying to win back the money they’ve lost. They’ll say once they cash out big, they are going to stop. Or on the other hand that they lost since they changed strategies or weren’t lucky. In any case, when they chase their misfortunes, they end up heaping up considerably more loss, and most time debts.

4.   Borrowing Money

What do neurotic gamblers do when wagering sends them into financial trouble? They borrow money—from their friends, family, colleagues, or even strangers, without always telling the real reason they need the cash. They may likewise have other people pay their debts. They may maximize their credit cards or go for a second mortgage.

5.   Always Wagering More

Like somebody who has alcohol or drugs problems, gamblers who are addicted have to up their “dose” of wagering to enjoy it. As it were, they need to wager increasingly more to get the sort of surge they need. Lamentably, the more they wager, the more they lose.

5.   Being Obsessed with Gambling

At the point when this occurs, gamblers can’t quit thinking about the last time they wagered and next time they’ll gamble. Any reason is enough to embark on wagering, and they will try any strategy to get the needed amount of money.

6.   Being Unable To Stop Gambling

A lot of gamblers know they ought to stop at some point, and they really want to quit. They try over and over, yet can’t fight the urge to gamble.

7.   Illegal Acts

Many fanatic gamblers become so needing money for their addiction that they decide to steal—through fraud, theft, or embezzlement —to proceed with their propensities.

8.   Losing Significant Relationships

Another sign of the fixation is the way the gambler’s relationships get affected; jobs educational opportunities, personal relationships, etc. Lastly, any harm or misfortunes coming about because of excess internet gambling can be viewed as warning signs of addiction and action should be taken immediately.

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FORMER PANIC AT THE DISCO BASSIST DALLON WEEKES
SIGNS HIS ONCE AND FUTURE BAND
I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME
TO FEARLESS RECORDS
Fearless Officially Debuts Double A-Side Single:
“Choke” and “Do It All The Time”
Catchy Concoctions of Art Rock, Space Rock and Alternative,
with Swaggering, Charismatic Pop Vocals

IDKhow Dallon Weekes, Ryan Seaman Photo Credit: Lauren Perry

Dallon Weekes, long time Panic At The Disco bassist and one of the songwriters/ lyricists behind that band’s certified-Gold release Too Weird To Live, Too Rare to Die!, announces a global recording agreement between his I Dont Know How But They Found Me (IDKhow) project and Fearless Records. First up is today’s official release of the double A-side single “Choke” and “Do It All The Time,” its initial 2017 social media and TuneCore limited release, “Choke” accrued an astounding 5.7-million YouTube hits and 5.3 million Spotify streams, based solely on fan reaction and word of mouth; “Do It All The Time” makes its worldwide debut today.

From the band, “The hard working people at IDKhow are pleased to align with Fearless Records to unearth and uncover the rare and forgotten recordings of I Dont Know How But They Found Me. We look forward to rediscovering this long-forgotten music together and giving IDKhow a second chance. For the first time.”

“I Don’t Know How But They Found Me,” a piece of dialogue from the ’80s classic sci-fi film “Back To The Future,” is a musical entity with a conceptual backstory: a band from the late 1970s/early 1980s that got its start on a popular cable access talent show only to have its songs and music videos completely disappear, and fade into obscurity. And now, thanks to the advent of the Internet, IDKhow is seeing its performances and recordings being rediscovered – for the first time – by a world that finally just might be ready for them.

“I was in the middle of making a record when I came across this series of old cable access talent shows from thirty-something years ago,” Weekes explained. “It was this bizarre, low budget parade of the strangest people, and I couldn’t stop watching it. I wanted to be on this crazy show, which was of course impossible. That’s when the concept of ‘I Dont Know How But They Found Me’ began.

“Do It All The Time,” Weekes’ critique of the very popular “Do What Thou Wilt” philosophy that seems all too common today, is a brand new track, never even performed live, that was recorded in Los Angeles last month. “Choke” was recorded at Weekes’ kitchen table in 2016 and subsequently remastered for today’s release on Fearless. With a nearly non-existent budget, the recording was forged in large part by friends who made necessities like recording equipment available to Weekes. IDKhow live performances followed with Weekes enlisting professional drummer and longtime friend Ryan Seaman to play in secret around Los Angeles. As word got out, the duo would deny any involvement in the band, and would deny it even existed at all. This secret ‘deny everything’ policy quickly made each of their officially unannounced shows near-instant sell-outs. With an initial seeding of the project to Weekes’ half-million Instagram followers, IDKhow has accumulated a combined eight-million+ views on the IDKhow YouTube channel and 7.5-million combined Spotify plays.

Beginning tomorrow, IDKhow makes its first-time appearances at the Reading Festival and then the Leeds Festival, which will be followed by a handful of select headline shows in London, Manchester and Glasgow. Dates are below. A North American tour slated for later this year will be announced shortly.

AUGUST
25 Reading Festival, Reading, UK
26 Leeds Festival, Leeds, UK
28 O2 Academy 2, London, UK (headline/SOLD OUT)
29 Manchester Gorilla, Manchester, UK (headline)
30 King Tuts, Glasgow, UK (headline/SOLD OUT)

Killswitch Engage Signs with Metal Blade Records; Kicks Off European Tour w/ Iron Maiden

Killswitch Engage signs with Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music Germany; kicks off European tour with Iron Maiden

Photo credit: John McMurtrie

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Killswitch Engage to its roster! Partnering with Sony Music Entertainment outside of North America, the band will be releasing their upcoming album in 2019 worldwide.

Metal Blade’s CEO/founder Brian Slagel comments: “I have been a huge fan and friend of Killswitch for a long time, so it is truly an honor to be able to work with them. So happy to welcome them to the Metal Blade family.”

Jesse Leach (vocals): “I’m beyond stoked to sign with the legendary Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music. It’s clear they truly understand and believe in what we do as a band, and we’re psyched to have them on our side. It’s an exciting new chapter for KSE and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar): “I’m very excited to say that Killswitch Engage will be joining forces with Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music! Super stoked to join the ranks with a long list of many epic metal acts, as well as a team of excellent human beings who truly have a genuine love for metal music. Here’s to an awesome future with awesome labels!”

Benjamin Voss, Senior A&R Manager Columbia/Sony Music Germany: “I am very happy and proud to work with such an amazing band like Killswitch Engage in the future. We are absolutely excited about releasing their new album on Sony Music outside North America.”

Currently finishing work on their upcoming album, Killswitch Engage have taken a break from recording to embark on a summer European tour with Iron Maiden. The trek will also see the band appear at various premier festivals (Sweden Rock, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest, etc.), along with a few special headlining shows. Then in the fall, the band will be touring across Australia with Parkway Drive. See below for all dates!

Killswitch Engage tour dates
w/ Iron Maiden
May 26 – Saku Arena – Tallinn, Estonia
May 28 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, Finland
May 29 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, Finland
May 31 – Pustervik – Goteborg, Sweden ***
June 1 – Tele2 Arena – Stockholm, Sweden
June 2 – Rockefeller Music Hall – Oslo, Norway ***
June 3 – Trondheim Rocks @ Dahls Arena – Trondheim, Norway **
June 5 – Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark
June 7 – Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, Sweden **
June 9 – Rockavaria – Munich, Germany **
June 10 – Expo Plaza – Hannover, Germany
June 11 – Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany ***
June 13 – Waldbuhne – Berlin, Germany
June 14 – Kwadrat – Krakow, Poland ***
June 16 – Akvarium Klub – Budapest, Hungary ***
June 17 – Novarock Festival – Nickelsdorf, Austria **
June 19 – Proxima – Warsaw, Poland ***
June 20 – Letnany Airport – Prague, Czech Republic
June 22 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium **
June 24 – Hellfest – Clisson, France **
June 25 – Den Atelier – Luxembourg, Luxembourg ***
June 26 – Geneva Arena – Geneva, Switzerland
June 28 – Rock in Rome @ Ippodromo Capanelle – Rome, Italy *
June 29 – Rock the Castle @ Villafranca Castle – Verona, Italy **
June 30 – Messe Freiburg – Freiburg, Germany
July 1 – GelreDome – Arnhem, Netherlands
July 31 – Metro Radio Arena – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Aug. 1 – The Academy Dublin – Dublin, Ireland ***
Aug. 2 – SSE Arena – Belfast, UK
Aug. 4 – Aberdeen Exhibition & Conf. Centre – Aberdeen, UK
Aug. 6 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
Aug. 7 – Genting Arena – Birmingham, UK
Aug. 10 – 02 Arena – London, UK
Aug. 11 – 02 Arena – London, UK
*=w/ Megadeth (no Iron Maiden)
**=festival off-date
***=Killswitch Engage headlining off-date

Killswitch Engage tour dates
w/ Parkway Drive
Oct. 25 – UC Refectory – Canberra, Australia
Oct. 26 – Hordern Pavilion – Sydney, Australia
Oct. 27 – Nex – Newcastle, Australia
Oct. 28 – Riverstage – Brisbane, Australia
Nov. 02 – Margaret Court Arena – Melbourne, Australia
Nov. 03 – Entertainment Centre – Adelaide, Australia
Nov. 06 – HBF Stadium – Perth, Australia

Formed in 1999 out of western Massachusetts, Killswitch Engage is often credited as one of the most influential metal acts in the last 20 years. Spending much of their career on the road, the band has enjoyed premium slots on major USA tours, including Ozzfest, Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest, Music As a Weapon, and Trespass America, as well as countless international festivals around the globe. Having shared the stage with acts ranging from Rise Against to Slayer, the diversity and versatility of their touring is unparalleled. Their songs have been featured on Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, John Madden, the Resident Evil III soundtrack, and as entrance music for WWE wrestling champ CM Punk.

Twice Grammy-nominated, Killswitch Engage has sold over 3 million records worldwide, with The End of Heartache and As Daylight Dies both certified Gold in the U.S and Silver in the UK. The band’s latest album – 2016’s Incarnate – landed at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and debuted at #1 overall in Canada, #5 in Australia, and #10 in both the UK and Germany – a testament to their international reach.

2018 will mark the end of the Incarnate album cycle, which saw the group reach new heights with its collection of anthems that set the heavy music world ablaze. Co-founders of Killswitch Engage – guitarist/backing vocalist Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Mike D’Antonio, and lead vocalist Jesse Leach (who returned six years ago after a decade-long absence) – plus longtime drummer Justin Foley, are currently working on a new album, with Adam Dutkiewicz handling producer duties once again. Employing their usual unrelenting determination to continually release powerfully potent work, Killswitch Engage plans to deliver another trend-resistant, timeless record that feeds the soul, touches the heart, and strengthens the mind. Stay tuned for more news about this new album coming soon!

Killswitch Engage line-up:
Jesse Leach – Vocals
Adam Dutkiewicz – Guitar
Joel Stroetzel – Guitar
Justin Foley – Drums
Mike D’Antonio – Bass

Killswitch Engage online:
http://www.killswitchengage.com/
https://www.facebook.com/killswitchengage/
https://twitter.com/kseofficial
https://www.instagram.com/killswitchengage

 

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The “American Reunion” actress will star in the film as well as Co-Produce.

October 25th, 2012 (Los Angeles) – Brickroad Films is currently in pre-production on the new crime drama feature “Disengaged” which is set to begin production in early 2013. The motion picture will star Tara Reid (American Reunion) as Brittany Gallo, a film in which she will also earn co-producing credits.

Directed by Tibor Takacs (Spiders 3D) and produced by Kevin Barrett, Anthony Thorne and Tara Reid. The feature will be shot in Los Angeles, California and will star such names alongside Tara as Sticky Fingaz (Flight of the Phoenix), Dylan Sprayberry (Man of Steel) and Ellery Sprayberry (The Butterfly Room).

“Disengaged” follows the story of two police officers in the city of Los Angeles who are forced together in a fight for their lives and their careers after a tragic event drastically changes the lives of both men. Reid will play the wife of one of the officers that is under investigation for the shooting of a 17 year old boy. For more information on Brickroad Films please click the following link: www.brickroadfilms.net

 

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