Recently, researchers at the Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s School of Social Work have discovered that there is a high correlation between disordered gambling (as a clinical diagnosis) and cryptocurrency trading. Based on results from their study, these experts claim that the overzealous trading of digital assets such as cryptocurrency can be […]
Both adults and teens gamble in Atlantic City and across the state, but when someone you know and care about is struggling with a gambling problem, approaching them about it can be difficult. CCGNJ is dedicated to spreading awareness about problem gambling and getting individuals and families the help they need.
This year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament is the first in history during which gambling is legal in the state of New Jersey. In May of 2018, the Supreme Court ruled to allow all states — not just Nevada — to legalize gambling on individual sporting events. Last June, New Jersey did just that, ushering in a […]
March Madness one the biggest sporting events of the year, making it one the most significant gambling events of the year. From office bracket pools to online sports betting sites, there are many ways for disordered gamblers to feel tempted to participate in unhealthy sports betting at The Meadowlands in NJ. To help those struggling […]
Sports betting among New Jersey’s college student population is not a new phenomenon, but it is a trend that’s worth paying attention to, especially when talking about student-athletes. While the NCAA prohibits its athletes from engaging in any form of sports betting, it has been found that many student-athletes engage anyway. The infographic below outlines […]
Frequently staying late at the office, missing family get-togethers, skipping out on activities they used to enjoy — do any of these situations sound familiar? If a member of your family is spending an excessive amount of their time gambling at a casino in Atlantic City, a sportsbook in Monmouth County, or on the internet […]
Governor Phil Murphy has proclaimed March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. On March 1, 2019 the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey will partner with the NJ Lottery to hold a press conference to kick off the month. The Council will be encouraging the people of New Jersey to have the conversation about problem […]
When it comes to recovering from disordered gambling, it’s important to keep in mind that it can be easy to fall into the same unhealthy routine. But if you take some time to take a step back and think about what truly makes you happy, you’ll find that life has so much more to offer. […]
Often when people think of a person with a gambling problem, they do not envision a child. However, with the growing popularity of internet gambling games and sports gambling in Monmouth, NJ or anywhere else in the state, the number of young gamblers has risen. To get a better idea of how unhealthy gambling is […]
It’s no secret that Millennials, people born between 1980 and 2000, are one of the most talked about generations in modern history. From studying how they use social media to analyzing their purchasing behaviors, there is a lot to learn about America’s future leaders. But one question that is not being asked enough is, “how […]
In today’s day and age, children are far more familiar with the internet than previous generations. While many adults see the games children play online as innocent and safe, in reality, many of these games can promote gambling to young children. As the conversation surrounding online gaming and disordered gambling rages on, it is important […]
Recently, Atlantic City has announced that the once famed casino city will be seeing some drastic changes in 2019. After seeing a dramatic decrease in popularity, the city has taken up the task of revitalizing its economy by introducing a number of changes to its gambling and casino landscape. From legalizing sports betting and rebranding […]
Sports play a huge role in America’s society. From shaping our youth by teaching the basic principles of teamwork and friendship to providing family-friendly entertainment year-round, sports are considered to be one of America’s favorite pastimes for many reasons. But is America’s love for sports is often intertwined with gambling — is this hurting players […]
Everyone from lawmakers and business owners to Atlantic City residents has been waiting to find out just how well (or poorly) the city’s casinos have been performing. With the former Revel Casino Hotel leaving town in 2014 and the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort closing its doors in 2016, many of Atlantic City’s stakeholders were […]
During his studies of disordered gambling, Dr. Robert Custer developed a model for how the condition progresses. Prior to Dr. Custer’s research, the medical community did not view disordered gambling as a condition on the level of severity as other behavioral disorders, like substance use disorders. Thanks to Dr. Custer’s research, the three phases of […]
With activities like sports betting in Meadowlands, NJ becoming very popular for New Jersey residents, it is vital that those struggling with disordered gambling to have coping strategies in place. The graphic below highlights four ways disordered gamblers can stay on the track to recovery in 2019.
Sports betting became legal in New Jersey in June 2018, and since then, it has exploded in popularity. With the legislation applying to all major professional sports and many college sports, it was no surprise that sportsbooks would attract vast audiences. What did come as a surprise to some was the impact that technology had […]
One of the reasons gambling disorders can have such a drastic impact on a person’s life is how difficult it is to detect the problem. There are few visible warning signs that indicate a gambling disorder, and the most common indicators like time away from home and lack of money can be played off with […]
A pattern of gambling is not necessarily a disorder. Every day, thousands of New Jersey residents hit the casinos, racetracks, and sportsbooks to gamble responsibly. Over time, however, what may have started as an innocent wager can develop into a problematic gambling disorder.
When a person is first introduced to a mystery box, they may assume they are just playing an innocent game. However, like many games of chance, the link between mystery boxes and gambling may not be so obvious. While people can easily identify other gambling activities such as the lottery, poker, or sports betting in […]