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Video Games and Gambling Problems: Should We Legislate Loot Boxes?

It’s long been debated whether video gaming, and specifically “loot boxes,” are a form of gambling and can lead to gambling problems. The debate is back in the news, after US Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo., proposed legislation to restrict monetized video gameplay and loot boxes. This, Sen. Hawley says, would help to prevent consumers, especially […]

Gambling and Taxes: What You Should Know

Enjoying the newly-legalized sports betting in New Jersey comes with many challenges if you or a loved one is coping with a gambling problem, and learning to manage winnings in a healthy way is one of them. Part of that, it might surprise you to know, involves paying taxes. Read through this detailed infographic to […]

The Impact of the Triple Crown on Problem Gamblers

Here at the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ), we’re dedicated to providing reliable resources to individuals with gambling issues in order to assist them on their road to recovery. Unfortunately, problem sports betting in New Jersey is a common issue, especially during periods when there may be particularly powerful triggers. In the […]

3 Reasons Why Problem Gambling Awareness Month Is So Important

Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a grassroots campaign that aims to raise awareness and help people affected by problem gambling. This March, we at 800-GAMBLER will be joining the state of New Jersey in observing Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The infographic below outlines why Problem Gambling Awareness Month is so important to those who are […]

Exploring the Link Between Gambling and Cryptocurrency Trading

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 […]

Popular Gambling Trends Among Student Athletes

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 […]

Is a Gambling Problem Affecting Your Family?

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? You may have seen a situation like this recently before seeing the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Here’s how the full story plays out: If a member of your family is spending an […]

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

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 […]