With so much hype surrounding the Big Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, the first Sunday of February is sure to once again be a difficult time for problem gamblers and their families. From constant coverage on television and social media to box pools in the office, the thought of gambling […]
A few decades ago, an alarming statistic started making its rounds with the national media. According to a Boston Globe reporter at the time, the biggest Sunday matchup of the NFL season was also the most dangerous day for women in abusive relationships. Due to factors like the on-screen violence happening in the game, the […]
For the first time ever in America, a comprehensive group of academics, researchers, advocacy groups, and organizations with a stake in the casino industry will work together to promote responsible gambling and come up with solutions to prevent problem gambling. This group is known formally as the Responsible Gambling Collaborative.
In a previous blog post, we discussed how “skin gambling” and “loot boxes” have taken the virtual gaming world by storm, introducing many teenagers and young children to a newly-developed world of unregulated online gambling. This article dives further into the subject, highlighting the story of Elijah Ballard, a boy who started displaying symptoms of […]
According to an AGA survey conducted before the Big Game in 2019, Americans collectively wagered about $6 billion on the NFL’s paramount matchup between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams. The survey also reported that one in six individuals who watched last year’s game had money on the line, and more than 22 […]
As sports betting becomes widespread in America, public handicappers have seemingly upped their efforts in response. Also known as “touts,” many handicappers deceive their followers to gain a quick buck, but no one can actually say that they actually help. Either way, using a handicapper is still gambling.
New Jersey’s October Sports Betting Handle: $487.9 Million October 2019 marked a major milestone for the world of sports betting, particularly in the Garden State. For the first time in history, New Jersey and Nevada combined to generate more than $1 billion in sports betting handle in a single month. The $487.9 million that New […]
Casino gambling in New Jersey is no longer limited to AC — now, you can gamble online on a growing number of virtual casinos that have recently been established. The most recent addition to the list, Parx Casino, is one of the biggest yet, and it’s brought a host of online casino games across the […]
It’s not uncommon for children and teenagers to receive a slew of scratch-off lottery tickets as a stocking stuffer on Christmas, or as a bonus birthday add-on. But buying scratch-offs for kids can lead to teen gambling in Atlantic City before you know it. So, you should think twice before buying your kids lottery tickets […]
When most people hear the words “gambling disorder,” they think of casino gambling in AC. But as far as disordered gambling goes, scratch-off lottery tickets belong in a league of their own. The problem with scratch-offs is that they provide disordered gamblers with a source of instant gratification. Traditional lottery games, like the Powerball and […]
According to various research studies, American military veterans have a significantly higher risk of developing gambling disorders when compared to the general population. This is a massive issue because the men and women who bravely fought for our country have enough post-duty obstacles facing them as it is. Many families throughout all of New Jersey, […]
You know how financial advisors help their clients make smart investments in exchange for a small fee? That’s essentially what sports betting “touts” do — or at least what they claim to do.
An Analysis of the 800GAMBLER Helpline By Neva Pryor, MS and Dan Trolaro, MS A large crowd gathered at the betting window in Monmouth Park, waiting for Governor Murphy to place the first legal sports bet in New Jersey. With the stroke of a pen and the placing of the first bet, sports betting became […]
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do not neglect your health. Get Screened Today. There are many risk factors that increase the chances of breast cancer for women, working at gambling establishments has been identified as another risk factor by researchers. Researchers found a statistically significant relationship between employment at gambling establishments and breast […]
Young teens can become disordered gamblers, just like adults. Parents with young children or teens should take the steps to speak to their children about the risks of underage gambling. More and more children are finding ways to participate in gambling, whether it’s online or in person. Many of these teens have turned to CCGNJ […]
You gotta be in it to win it, right? There’s just one problem — When it comes to the lottery, being “in it” implies that you actually have a good shot of winning it. But you don’t. Your odds of winning the Mega Millions Jackpot are one in 302,575,350. You are more likely to win […]
When it comes to gambling problems, it can be tough to notice when they don’t fit the stereotypical image that the media portrays. Disordered gambling at casinos in Atlantic City is often associated with bankruptcy, but the truth is, the lottery can be just as harmful to individuals who struggle with disordered gambling. This infographic […]
From Atlantic City to East Rutherford, NJ, sports betting has taken the Garden State by storm. In fact, we might as well start calling it the “Gambling State,” because New Jersey is earning more revenue from sportsbook wagering than Nevada, the home of Las Vegas. This infographic explains how New Jersey was able to rise […]
Las Vegas, Nevada has long been hailed the gambling capital of America — perhaps even the world. But when it comes to sports gambling, New Jersey may have just taken the crown. Sports betting has only been legal in the Garden State for a little over a year, so how has it already surpassed Las […]
It’s Responsible Gaming Education Week, and in observance of this initiative, we’ve put together a quiz to check your awareness of problem gambling, as well as a list of tips for gaming safely and gambling responsibly at casinos in Atlantic City, NJ and beyond. First, take the quiz and test your knowledge, then read on […]