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 […]
The sports betting community in New Jersey and across the nation witnessed one of its most memorable — and possibly oddest — moments on May 4 with a controversial finish to the Kentucky Derby.
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 […]
This is an interesting year in the long, winding relationship between gambling and Major League Baseball. In 2019, America’s pastime, at odds with the gambling world for much of its past, marks the 100th anniversary of the famous “Black Sox” scandal, which involved an alleged conspiracy between members of the Chicago White Sox and prominent […]
With sports betting legalized in New Jersey, there are more opportunities for people across the state to participate in gambling — sometimes, in an unhealthy way. Problem gambling is something that can occur within any age group, and it can be just as common among seniors.
While many can gamble recreationally and safely, problematic sports betting in Atlantic City is a big issue for others. Fortunately, if a friend or family member is struggling with a gambling problem, there are steps you can take to help. Read our infographic below for guidance on how you can help a loved one with […]
The lottery might not be the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of problem gambling, but as with sports gambling in Freehold, NJ, or any kind of gambling, there’s the potential for lottery playing to go from a fun recreational activity to an unhealthy problem.
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 […]
The 2019 Kentucky Derby will take place on May 4 at Churchill Downs Racetrack. As the sports world gears up for one of the marquee events on the calendar, in a year of legalized sports betting in New Jersey and several other states, there’s little doubt that the upcoming “Run for the Roses” will be […]
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 […]
This tax season, don’t let your refund check burn a hole through your pocket. Instead, use it to fund a bright and positive future. If you are struggling to refrain from using your tax return to engage in unhealthy sports gambling in Atlantic City, the following infographic may be able to help.
Whether you are a movie buff or a TV lover, there’s no denying that Hollywood portrays gambling as a glitzy and glamorous high-stakes game played by the most fabulous people. But what effect does this portrayal have on our society? The infographic below explores the connection between gambling and Hollywood while also addressing some of […]
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 […]
Both adults and teens gamble in Atlantic City and across the state, but when someone you know and care about is struggling with a gambling problem, approaching them about it can be difficult. CCGNJ is dedicated to spreading awareness about problem gambling and getting individuals and families the help they need.
This year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament is the first in history during which gambling is legal in the state of New Jersey. In May of 2018, the Supreme Court ruled to allow all states — not just Nevada — to legalize gambling on individual sporting events. Last June, New Jersey did just that, ushering in a […]
March Madness one the biggest sporting events of the year, making it one the most significant gambling events of the year. From office bracket pools to online sports betting sites, there are many ways for disordered gamblers to feel tempted to participate in unhealthy sports betting at The Meadowlands in NJ. To help those struggling […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When it comes to recovering from disordered gambling, it’s important to keep in mind that it can be easy to fall into the same unhealthy routine. But if you take some time to take a step back and think about what truly makes you happy, you’ll find that life has so much more to offer. […]