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Family First… Right?

You probably know that gambling can lead to loss of money, but have you ever sat down to think about how it affects the family dynamic. Losing big doesn’t simply account for finances. It can ruin relationships ranging from parents, children, and siblings to friends, coworkers, and neighbors. How so? Families can be affected in […]

Poker Craze Still Going Strong in Atlantic City (and The Borgata Casino)

With countless casinos popping across in Pennsylvania and New York, Atlantic City casinos are doing everything they can to maintain their large customer base (gamblers, diners, tourists, etc.) One selling point casinos offer to bring traffic to their establishment is the poker room. Compared to the other table games, casinos do not make a lot […]

Gambling 101: CCGNJ’s Webinar Informs the World About Gambling Basics

In order to seek the proper treatment avenues, it is important to first understand the basics of gambling and gambling addiction. The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) hosted a two-part webinar series (about thirty minutes each)  that provides an overview of various gambling aspects, treatment options, and guidelines for responsible gambling. The […]

800Gambler.org Encourages Visitors to Take New Online Survey

There are many studies correlating gambling with other behaviors ranging from irresponsible spending and drug abuse to angry outbursts of violence. We here at the CCGNJ (Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ) are currently looking to gather more data to better understand the connection between gambling and domestic violence. Studying this relationship is no simple […]

What’s at Stake in Belmont?

On Saturday, June 11th, Creator edged out Destin “by a nose” to win the 2016 Belmont Stakes horse race. This was the 148th occurrence of this enormously popular event. One thing you can count on with this race is high volume gambling, both online and in-person. The winning horse (Creator) was given 16-1 odds, which […]

Military Gambling Is a Serious Issue

DID YOU KNOW? Approximately 36,000 active-duty military members meet criteria for a gambling problem. At least 3,000 slot machines are available to members of the Armed Forces and their families overseas. It is estimated that these machines generate over $100 million in profits. None of these profits are dedicated to programs to prevent or treat […]

Gambling Film “Break Even” Wins 2016 Communicator Award of Excellence

Recently, the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards, judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, announced it winners for 2016.  The organization receives over 6,000 entries from organizations of all sizes, and this year’s awards were bigger and more prestigious than ever. The program recognizes companies and individuals for creating riveting productions in many different […]

Kentucky Derby Gambling Near All-Time High

$192,600,000.00. That’s right. The recent Kentucky Derby is estimated to have a total of $192.6 million worth of bets. This staggering statistic would be the second-highest dollar amount since the race’s inception. Horse betting is not new phenomena. The all-time record was achieved just a year ago when $194.3 million was wagered on the Derby […]

Things You May Not Know About Video Gaming Addiction

With April being Alcohol Awareness Month, more light is also being shined on gambling, gaming, and eSports addictions. One study found that the same regions of the brain activated during alcohol cravings are also activated in gaming addicts when they see images of computer games.   There are many studies regarding gaming addiction and eSports. […]

Can Problem Gambling Lead to Child Neglect?

During an active addiction, priorities can go askew. Once an individual is introduced to a vice of their liking, the people, places, and things that were once of the utmost important are often rearranged to rank lower on the list. Whether it is alcohol, drugs, or gambling, this shift can impact many aspects of an […]

1-800-GAMBLER Offers Support for Problem Gamblers and Their Loved Ones

Gambling addiction is a serious but treatable disorder. It affects thousands of Americans every day. The gamblers themselves are not the only ones who deal with the byproduct of an active addiction. Other people who are touched by a gambling disorder include parents, children, friends, spouses and co-workers of the afflicted individual.   For every […]

3 Things You Should Know About Online Gambling

3 Things You Should Know About Online Gambling   With significant advancements come many obstacles. Currently, we are living in a time where most American adults have a mobile phone, computer or tablet. There are multiple benefits to having unlimited information at your fingertips, and as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility. […]

3 Helpful Resources to Treat Problem and Disordered Gambling

Many people don’t realize that problem gambling is a treatable disorder that affects thousands of people globally every day. With multiple negative stigmas floating around, it is important that we clear the air so people understand the truth about this serious addiction. Even recently, a local Atlantic City Casino attached the word “degenerate” to gamblers, […]