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Understanding the Phases of Disordered Gambling

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 […]

4 Ways to Stay on Track in 2019

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.

How Families Can Spot a Gambling Disorder

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 […]

Are Mystery Boxes a New Form of Gambling?

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 […]

What Is In-Game Sports Betting?

In the first year of legal sports betting, America’s professional sports leagues have been quick to embrace the industry. The NBA became the first major sports league to sign a sports-betting partnership, a deal that includes real-time data for in-play betting opportunities. And, after the NHL announced its partnership with MGM Grand which includes giving […]

The Unintended Impact of Gifting Lottery Tickets to Kids

As the holidays approach, you may be considering scratch-offs or other lottery tickets as stocking-stuffers for children. While these are common gifts in America and they might seem innocent and fun, giving lottery tickets to kids can have serious unintended consequences. In this post, we’ll discuss the negative impact that gifting lottery tickets to your […]

Video Gaming a Gateway to Gambling? A Recent Study Appears to Show Evidence to Back This Claim

Candy Crush is fun. So are thousands of other video games you can download onto your smartphone, tablet, and other devices. For many, these games are an outlet to disconnect from the monotony of daily life and can be indulging and rewarding. Video gaming, like gambling, is not intrinsically bad or dangerous. While some have […]

Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Encourages All Women to Get Screened During Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Please go to our website to read how Gambling may affect a woman’s ability to care for her preventative needs. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do not neglect your health. Get Screened Today. Women experiencing gambling related problems often engage in other risky behaviors like alcohol, smoking and illicit substance use. These are […]

Competitive Video Gaming and eSports Is on the Rise: Here’s What You Need to Know

Twenty years ago, video gaming was nothing more than a fun competition between friends where the winner basically only won bragging rights until the next game was played. Fast forward to present day, and gaming has transformed into a $900 million market where the prizes are much richer than bragging rights, and the competitions are […]

The Rise of Sports Gambling in New Jersey

Unsurprisingly, with the recent legalization of sports gambling at the federal level and in the state of New Jersey, we have seen the popularity of sports gambling and eSports grow considerably in the Meadowlands, Atlantic City, and all throughout the state. From this summer’s World Cup to the current NFL season and the upcoming NHL […]

What You Need to Know about the 36th Annual Statewide Conference on Disordered Gambling

Every year, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) hosts its Statewide Conference on Compulsive Gambling for individuals across the state to come together for a day of presentations, workshops, and other educational opportunities surrounding disordered gambling. After many years of success, the CCGNJ is excited about this year’s conference, which is shaping […]

Joining the Voices For Recovery for National Recovery Month This September

September is National Recovery Month, and every year the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) uses this time to observe, educate, and promote that recovery — in all its forms — is possible. Recovery Month began in 1989 as Treatment Works! Month to honor the work of substance use treatment professionals. Recovery Month […]

Online Gambling: Is it Helping Our Economy or Provoking Gambling Disorders?

It is estimated that the gambling industry contributes upwards of around $137.5 billion U.S. dollars annually, with a projected forecast of $511 billion by 2019, according to the online statistic platform, Statistica. However, this is only one portion of the gambling industry. The online gambling segment is forecasted to reach almost $60 billion by 2020 […]