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Gambling in the Year of the Rooster

HAPPY NEW YEAR! “Cockadoodledooooooo!” Rise and shine – 2017 is the year of the Rooster!

In case you forgot, Saturday, January 28th, marked the Chinese New Year, which uses a 12-year cycle, where one animal represents each of those 12 years. In Chinese tradition, there are zodiac readings that correlate with every animal/birth year. If you were born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 or 2005, then you, my friend, are a Rooster.


What does that say about you?


  • The Rooster is considered to be punctual, loyal and obedient (hence why roosters were once used as alarm clocks to wake people up in the morning).
  • There are five types of Roosters. If you have a child born in 2017, he/she is a “Fire Sign.” The other four elements in the signs are wood, earth, gold and water. Fire Roosters are known to be trustworthy and responsible.
  • Your strengths include independence, warm-heartedness, a quick mind and self-respect.
  • Your weaknesses include impatience, narrow-mindedness and selfishness.
  • Your best month for your career in 2017 will be June, and March will be your best month for love.
  • You are romantically compatible with the Ox and Snake signs, and you should avoid Rats, Rabbits, Dogs, Horses and other Roosters.


Fun Rooster Fact – Some celebrities who are also Roosters include Elton John, Jennifer Aniston, Amelia Earhart, Groucho Marx, Matthew McConaughey, Justin Timberlake, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Britney Spears, Anne Heche, Matt Damon and Bette Midler.


While the New Year is a time for celebration, it’s also a time where many people ramp up their gambling habits. There are even superstitious guidelines that revolve around Chinese New Year gambling.


Sometimes, problematic gamblers look for a “good” excuse to gamble, and this is the perfect example. “If you need help learning about illegal sports betting habits that form around Atlantic City, call our 24/7 helpline at 1-800-GAMBLER. We work with individuals in Atlantic City and beyond who struggle with everything from slot machine addiction to people who have lost money playing games that they perceive to be skill-based gambling. There is hope, and it’s only a quick call away,” said Neva Pryor, the Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey.


Happy & healthy Chinese New Year from the CCGNJ!