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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 you won’t want to miss.


What exactly is happening on September 16th?

In just a matter of days, the East Windsor, NJ Holiday Inn host the 34th Annual Statewide Conference, which will be covering every angle of gambling from a multicultural perspective.


Our guest keynote speaker will be Dr. Deborah Haskins Ph.D., LPC, NCGC-II, who is the President of the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling, a member of the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board, Assistant Professor/Director of Counseling Programs in the School of Education at Trinity Washington University in Washington D.C. and on the Board of Directors at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Haskins will give a presentation entitled “Melting Pot or Mosaic: Diversity and Problem Gambling Awareness.” You won’t want to miss this one. Dr. Haskins is an energetic and passionate speaker who is an advocate for gambling treatment, gambling prevention, poverty alleviation, social services, education and civil rights.

We are also going to be graced with the presence of one of our favorite Board Certified Psychiatrists, Dr. Mayumi Okuda-Benavides. Dr. Okuda-Benavides will also be giving a presentation to showcase a wealth of valuable knowledge about diversity and multicultural gambling. Other presentations at the conference include sessions that cover addiction and intimacy, disordered gambling’s impact on society, cultural diversity in gambling and substance addiction.

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About the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ:

The CCGNJ is an organization dedicated to spreading awareness about casino gambling in Atlantic City and beyond.  We offer problem gambling help by providing a 24-hour confidential helpline, text line, and online resources such as our Gamblers Anonymous meeting database. If you’d like to learn more about this conference, AC casino gambling, and gambling addictions in general, visit