Spring 2023 Council Connection Newsletter
2023 is proving to be both a banner year as well as a period of growing challenges for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ). In March, we observed a very successful Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) and now turn our attention to our 40th Anniversary Gala, set for Friday, June 9. This special evening will honor Arnie Wexler, a guiding light who has helped countless people find their way into recovery from gambling addiction and served as CCGNJ’s executive director for eight years. Come fall, the will hold its annual Statewide Conference on Disordered Gambling entitled “Four Decades of Gambling Expansion: Why Our Help is Needed Now More than Ever.”
Winter 2023 Council Connection Newsletter
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) again joined with the New Jersey Lottery this holiday season in a campaign urging adults to refrain from gifting Lottery tickets to teenagers. This message is all the more critical given the current “pro-gambling” landscape and important research about the worsening condition of youth betting. The campaign stresses that playing the lottery qualifies as gambling, and giving minors lottery tickets for the holidays, or anytime, condones youth gambling and that it’s ok to break the law.
Fall 2022 Council Connection Newsletter
The business side of sports betting is typically full of calculations about market share, customer acquisition cost and lifetime customer value, as it should be. But it’s important to remember that all those data points represent real people, and the vulnerabilities of those people—customers—warrant a closer look at a cautionary tale from across the pond.
Summer 2022 Council Connection Newsletter
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (CCGNJ) is approaching its 40th anniversary and never have our services been more needed. The advent of online gambling and sports betting allows 24/7 access to gambling, and gambling outlets entice people to bet with a wide variety of promotions.
Spring 2022 Council Connection Newsletter
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) filled its March calendar to the brim in observance of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). Our staff blanketed the state with an information campaign designed to confront a surge in problem gambling spurred largely by the advent of sports and online betting.
Winter 2022 Council Connection Newsletter
Welcome to the Winter 2022 edition of the Council Connection Newsletter. My name is Felicia Grondin and I was recently appointed as The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey’s (CCGNJ) new Executive Director.
Fall 2021 Council Connection Newsletter
Welcome to the Fall 2021 edition of the Council Connection Newsletter. The Council just concluded our 39th Annual Conference entitled “Engaging our Communities: Collaboration for Healthy Community Partnerships”.
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The Role of Self-Care in Problem Gambling Recovery
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Does Facial Recognition Help With Gambling Problems?
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