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Exploring the Link Between Gambling and Cryptocurrency Trading

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 […]

Popular Gambling Trends Among Student Athletes

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 […]

Is a Gambling Problem Affecting Your Family?

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? If a member of your family is spending an excessive amount of their time gambling at a casino in Atlantic City, a sportsbook in Monmouth County, or on the internet […]

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

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 […]

An In-Depth Look at Youth Gambling

Often when people think of a person with a gambling problem, they do not envision a child. However, with the growing popularity of internet gambling games and sports gambling in Monmouth, NJ or anywhere else in the state, the number of young gamblers has risen. To get a better idea of how unhealthy gambling is […]

3 Habits of Millennial Gamblers

It’s no secret that Millennials, people born between 1980 and 2000, are one of the most talked about generations in modern history. From studying how they use social media to analyzing their purchasing behaviors, there is a lot to learn about America’s future leaders. But one question that is not being asked enough is, “how […]

How Can Changes in Atlantic City’s Casino Landscape Affect Disordered Gamblers?

Recently, Atlantic City has announced that the once famed casino city will be seeing some drastic changes in 2019. After seeing a dramatic decrease in popularity, the city has taken up the task of revitalizing its economy by introducing a number of changes to its gambling and casino landscape. From legalizing sports betting and rebranding […]

Understanding the Effects of Gambling on Sports

Sports play a huge role in America’s society. From shaping our youth by teaching the basic principles of teamwork and friendship to providing family-friendly entertainment year-round, sports are considered to be one of America’s favorite pastimes for many reasons. But is America’s love for sports is often intertwined with gambling — is this hurting players […]

Understanding the Phases of Disordered Gambling

During his studies of disordered gambling, Dr. Robert Custer developed a model for how the condition progresses. Prior to Dr. Custer’s research, the medical community did not view disordered gambling as a condition on the level of severity as other behavioral disorders, like substance use disorders. Thanks to Dr. Custer’s research, the three phases of […]

4 Ways to Stay on Track in 2019

With activities like sports betting in Meadowlands, NJ becoming very popular for New Jersey residents, it is vital that those struggling with disordered gambling to have coping strategies in place. The graphic below highlights four ways disordered gamblers can stay on the track to recovery in 2019.

How Families Can Spot a Gambling Disorder

One of the reasons gambling disorders can have such a drastic impact on a person’s life is how difficult it is to detect the problem. There are few visible warning signs that indicate a gambling disorder, and the most common indicators like time away from home and lack of money can be played off with […]

Are Mystery Boxes a New Form of Gambling?

When a person is first introduced to a mystery box, they may assume they are just playing an innocent game. However, like many games of chance, the link between mystery boxes and gambling may not be so obvious. While people can easily identify other gambling activities such as the lottery, poker, or sports betting in […]