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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sports gambling in East Rutherford, NJ, and the rest of our state has now been legal for a full year. And it took that one full year for New Jersey sportsbooks to overtake the handle and profits of those in Nevada.
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 […]
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 […]
It’s been about a year since legislation made sports betting legal in Atlantic City and the rest of New Jersey, and now the state of New York has jumped aboard the gambling legalization bandwagon by legalizing sports betting at four casinos in Upstate New York. Betting at these casinos will be on-premises only, meaning that […]
Racetrack wagering in areas like Monmouth, NJ can seem like a fun way to try to pick up some cash. Unfortunately, that isn’t what typically happens — the reality is worse.
While gambling can be a fun recreational activity, unsafe and uninhibited sports betting in Atlantic City or other gambling practices can have negative effects on the brain, causing exacerbated gambling issues which can intensify over time.
Whether it starts with casino gambling or racetrack wagering, in Freehold or elsewhere in New Jersey, gambling problems are often a factor in absentee parenting. What begins as an innocent pastime can develop into a priority, ranking higher than caring for one’s children.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released its first-quarter 2019 financial statistics earlier this month, analyzing the status of casinos in Atlantic City, also a hub for betting for sports. The report showed mixed results for AC casinos: significant increases in revenue, but an even sharper decline in gross profits.
With sports betting in Atlantic City and the rest of NJ now legalized, we’re seeing increasing regulation and legislation of all kinds of gaming. Now, that may extend to the video game industry.
Here at the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ), we help people find the resources they need to gain control of their skill-based problem gambling in Atlantic City and other casino gambling hubs. But in the past 15 years or so, a new form of gambling has grown in popularity: internet gambling. In […]
With the legalization of sports betting in New Jersey, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey has kept a close watch over the growth of gambling in our state. In January 2019, gambling revenue in New Jersey reportedly totaled $229.6 million, an increase of almost 25 percent over the previous year and the most […]
It’s no secret, and certainly no surprise, that legalized sports betting in New Jersey has been a boon for the state’s gambling industry. Since June 2018, when Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill making it legal to gamble on sporting events, New Jersey has racked up more than $230 billion in revenue. Fast forward ten […]
It’s been just over ten months since the official legalization of sports betting in New Jersey and several other US states, and it’s safe to say the entire sports landscape has begun to change in response. We’ve seen the explosion of mobile sportsbook applications from leading fantasy sports websites such as FanDuel and DraftKings, for […]
A lot has happened in the world of legalized sports betting in just the last few months. Starting with its landmark deal with the NBA in July, MGM has been successfully negotiating to become the official bookmaker for multiple major US sports associations. With the NHL playoffs underway, legalized sports gambling in places like East […]
There’s been a lot happening in the world of legalized sports betting in the United States. With the NBA playoffs underway, sports gambling in Freehold, NJ and the rest of the state is becoming an increasingly popular pastime. For a quick refresher, here’s a summary of landmark events that helped bring NBA betting to where […]
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.