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Is Gambling A Trick or A Treat?

’Tis the season to be scary, so we’ve decided to bring you a spooktacular blog that examines gambling in a new light (or darkness). At first glance, placing bets seems harmless, but gambling has proven to “haunt” thousands of households across America One reason many people have issues with gambling is the initial allure that […]

National Recovery Month Falls in The Heart of Sports Betting Season

While there is an incredible focus on drug and alcohol recovery every September for National Recovery Month, we must make sure that problem gambling help is also available for those who seek recovery for an often misunderstood addiction. Gambling addiction requires no pills or syringes. It simply requires two things: Money (or any asset) and […]

National Suicide Prevention Month: Don’t Gamble With Your Life

While September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, this issue is something that must be taken seriously year round. From accountants and everyday people to NFL players themselves, it’s impossible to ignore the correlation between gambling and suicide. Depending on the study and the geographical area, compulsive gambling has been linked from 5% to 40% with […]

Up Close and Personal at the 34th Annual Statewide Gambling Conference

Another successful conference is behind us, and there’s no shortage of highlights to discuss. On Friday, September 16th, a diverse group of professionals ranging from social workers to gambling business representatives came together at the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ’s 2016 Statewide Conference on Compulsive Gambling to share knowledge, stories and statistics relating to […]

Learning About Multicultural Gambling at the 34th Annual Statewide Conference

Do you have plans on Friday, September 16th, 2016? Didn’t think so. Even if you do, are your plans as important as learning about gambling from a multicultural perspective? Put down your remote control and magazine for a few hours because the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ (CCGNJ) is offering some enlightening presentations that […]

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ’s Annual Conference is Around the Corner

The 34th Annual Statewide Conference on Disordered Gambling is upon us. The Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ (CCGNJ) is sponsoring this year’s event, which will focus on “Gambling From a Multicultural Perspective.” The event will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016, at the Holiday Inn located at 399 Monmouth St, East Windsor, NJ […]

The Emergence of Daily Fantasy Football

Football season is here. So is fantasy football season and daily/weekly fantasy football. Let’s break it down quickly for you: Back In the Day Not too long ago websites like Yahoo and MySpace ruled the Web. Fast forward to present day, where MySpace is virtually irrelevant (thanks to Mark Zuckerberg) and Yahoo has become an […]

Staying Aware During Responsible Gaming Education Week

Although this week is the 19th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week, responsible gaming is something that is important year-round. The goal is to showcase multiple approaches and programs that promote responsible gaming across America.  The week focuses on researching every angle of gaming and gambling and potential prevention methods worth pursuing. Some of the best […]

Gambling & Domestic Violence Survey Results

From June 3rd, 2016 – June 29, 2016, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ, Inc. conducted a survey with the hopes of better understanding the correlation between gambling and domestic violence. Upon gathering the results from 100 anonymous responses, we were able to learn a lot about gambling addicts’ behaviors. ABOUT THE SURVEY:   […]

How Gambling Affects Your Health

Gambling doesn’t just affect your wallet. It impacts your relationships, health, and wellbeing. Individuals who are addicted to gambling tend to have worse health due to ingesting caffeine, cigarettes, alcohol, even other [and illicit] substances. It can also negatively affect your mental health. Gambling can cause anxiety, stress, depression, and even suicide. Riding the highs […]

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 […]