In June 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of sports betting. This ruling ultimately lifted the ban on major sports gambling across most of the United States. By the end of that year, the Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel in New Mexico was the first to start legal sportsbook betting.
As gambling has become legalized across the United States, employers need to pay attention to their employees’ behaviors and not shy away from having conversations about problem gambling. Gambling poses a risk to the workplace since it is becoming more acceptable, and employees have their smartphones on them 24/7, making online gambling easy, even at […]
A significant portion of people who gamble do not experience any long-lasting issues. However, everyone has their own set of circumstances, and some people are more prone to developing a gambling problem than others.
Gambling losses, large or small, can be challenging to grapple with. The rush you felt while gambling has stopped at the realization that you are now in debt.
If you know people that gamble, they might tell you stories about their big wins, disappointing losses, and other elaborate encounters at the casino. However, how are you supposed to know if a person is lying to you about their gambling habits?
If you find yourself heading to the casino too often or opening up your mobile app more times than you can count, you may have developed an unhealthy gambling problem. However, not everyone develops problem gambling in the same ways. Gamblers gamble for a variety of different psychological reasons, with two of the common types […]
While gambling is not exclusive to certain times of the year, its popularity tends to spike during particular seasons. As the weather changes, people deal with shifts in mood, which directly influence their decision to gamble. Understanding how gambling behavior varies based on the time of year is crucial to managing a healthy lifestyle.
Going into recovery for problem gambling is an incredible act of courage. However, the process can be extremely stressful for gamblers and their loved ones. It’s crucial to support the gambler in your life as they embark on the road to recovery. At the same time, you want to ensure that you aren’t enabling their […]
The origins of gambling can be traced back several centuries. Many people can enjoy betting without getting themselves into hot water. However, some people struggle with knowing when to step away, which can lead to devastating consequences in their personal, familial, financial, and professional lives.
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. is announcing that Dan Trolaro will be stepping down as Assistant Executive Director to pursue another opportunity with EPIC Risk Management as Vice President of Prevention in the United States. Dan will continue in this capacity to help reduce the impact of gambling related harms through […]
For many, gambling is a fun pastime that often results in the positive outcome of winning money — sometimes even large jackpots. For others, however, gambling may become problematic, where the desire to win can create a continuous cycle that can lead to mounting debt and emotional distress.
Let’s imagine you are partaking in a coin toss, and every time, the coin lands on tails and never on heads. While betting on which side it will land on next, it is customary to assume that it will be on tails, but then unexpectedly, it ends up landing on heads. This assumption that it […]
Online gambling is gaining ground and has made a touchdown in fantasy sports. The daily fantasy sports (DFS) community is excited about the potential growth of the new market of fantasy sports betting.
Recreational gambling that evolves into problem gambling affects every aspect of the person’s life, including employment, housing, and family. Unfortunately, the spouses and children of those with gambling problems rarely remain unscathed. They often suffer serious emotional damage due to living in a household where everyday life seems to revolve around someone’s gambling activities. Following […]
Problem gambling is an issue that plagues gamblers from all walks of life. The properties of the gambling experience are universally appealing to those who see it as a means to increase their income substantially. However, the opposite is often what ends up happening. It should be made more aware that while problem gambling is […]
Whether you win or lose, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy a night out at a casino. However, it’s essential to understand exactly what you’re getting into before your first spin of the roulette. When it comes to spending your money at a casino, it always pays to remember the golden rule: the […]
People who have successfully overcome their gambling problem understand one thing, which is that it takes consistent effort, and often more than one strategy, to form a healthy relationship to gambling. While different strategies work for different people, trying a comprehensive approach is a good way to get started. If you’re looking for a tried […]
If you’ve decided to seek help for problem gambling, you’ve already taken an important step forward on the road to recovery. Once you’re ready to acquire the tools you need to overcome your problem gambling, you can start to regain control of your life. However, beginning the recovery process is only the first step. It’s […]
Many people gamble to break free from everyday worries. However, for some, gambling may quickly become a severe problem that causes negative physical, psychological, and social outcomes.
Gambling has been a popular recreational activity since the dawn of time. For people struggling with financial insecurity or finding many items out of the reach of their budget, gambling can seem like an attractive opportunity to win big or get some wiggle room in their budget. Now, there are hundreds of different ways to […]