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Tips for Responsible Gambling

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 […]

AGA Takes Steps Towards Establishing Responsible Marketing Practices in Sports Betting Industry

From Cape May to Parsippany, problem gambling and drug use are increasingly affecting young people in New Jersey communities. Many people believe that unethical marketing practices could be to blame. But on May 14, 2019, the American Gaming Association (AGA) established a new code of conduct for marketers and advertisers who promote sports wagering services.

5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Develop Healthy Attitudes About Gambling

As legalized sports betting spreads from Atlantic City to communities across the country and opportunities for gambling revenue expand nationwide, impressionable young people growing up in our technology-dependent world are being exposed to more messages about gambling. Whether it’s through advertising or video games that offer “loot boxes” (virtual, chance-based rewards) gambling is everywhere a […]

Debunking Myths About Gambling Problems

There are plenty of physical and mental health problems that garner plenty of attention. Problem gambling, however, is one issue that not everyone knows a lot about. Whether it takes form in gambling at Atlantic City casinos or betting on sports online, problem gambling is an issue that deserves more attention. We here at the […]

When Daily Sports Betting Becomes a Problem

Daily sports betting has rapidly gained popularity, becoming a problem for some. There is a clear distinction between those who recreationally play daily fantasy sports and those who allow it to negatively impact other aspects of their lives, including their relationships and finances. It affects those betting on sports in Freehold, NJ, as well as […]

Problem Gambling Among College Students

When a teenager enters college, it is often the first time they get to live on their own without parental supervision. This scenario can be a recipe for all sorts of problems, including gambling problems. Now that college-goers can gamble on their phones at any time, without having to travel to Atlantic City for sports […]

Loot Boxes: Evening the Odds

If you’ve been following the 800-Gambler blog or any other sources of gambling and gaming news, then you’re probably familiar with loot boxes, which are becoming increasingly popular in video games. It may not be exactly the same as sports betting in Atlantic City, NJ, but it’s not as different as might think. The general […]

Why Do People Gamble Online?

People have been gambling in Atlantic City casinos for many years. In this day and age, however, you don’t have to travel all the way to the casino to place a wager. Now, with today’s technology, you can gamble practically whenever and wherever you please; at least, that is the case in New Jersey. Here […]

The NFL’s Evolving Stance on Sports Gambling

Since sports gambling was legalized in East Rutherford, NJ and the rest of the state more than a year ago, the national trend of states passing legislation to legalize sports betting has continued. While professional sports leagues are on board with this legalization, league owners and lawmakers don’t always see eye to eye on how […]

First-Year Anniversary of ‘The Ruling’ for Sports Betting Legalization

It’s been a little over a year since the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), a 1992 federal law that banned commercial sports betting. As a result, over $9 billion has already been legally bet on sports throughout Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Mississippi, West Virginia, and Rhode Island.  Last […]