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CCGNJ Prevention Specialists Jeanne Swain (left) and Christine Paladino at the Senior Citizens Activity Network Heath Fair and Fashion Show on May 10.

CCGNJ Prevention Specialists Miquia Delvalle and Christine Paladino at the New Jersey Prevention Network Convention in Atlantic City.

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CCGNJ Prevention Specialist Felica Watson at the Dr. James Still Foundation Community Wellness Fair on May 4.

CCGNJ’s Miquia Del Valle at the East Coast Gaming Congress Conference in Atlantic City on April 17.

NJ Casino Control Commission Resolution acknowledging March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month on March 13, 2024

(I. to r. - Division of Gaming Enforcement Interim Director Mary Jo Flaherty, Casino Association of New Jersey President Mark Giannantonio, Casino Control Commissioner Joyce Mollineaux, Commission Chairman James T. Plousis, Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Executive Director Felicia Grondin, Deputy Attorney General Jamie McKelvey, Vice Chair Alisa Cooper, and Office of the Governor Associate Counsel Alexis Franklin.)

Christine Paladino, CCGNJ Prevention Specialist, at the Middlesex Fire Academy at a Senior Provider Conference on October 3. The event was hosted by Wellspring Center of Prevention.

CCGNJ Prevention Specialist Christine Paladino and CCGNJ Board Member Philip Aranow at Burlington County’s Overdose Awareness vigil on August 31.

CCGNJ Executive Director Felicia Grondin with Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (left) and Dan Trolaro of Epic Risk Management following a March 20 committee hearing on four gambling measures, including a bill to establish a Gambling Diversion Court. All four measures passed the committee vote.

CCGNJ Executive Director Felicia Grondin with New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin (center) and Lloyd Levenson, esq., at the East Coast Gaming Conference in Atlantic City.

Pennsauken High School Family Wellness Fair

CCGNJ’s Christine Paladino at Jackson Township Memorial High School for Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

CCGNJ’s Alice Ostapiuk at the East Coast Gaming Congress Conference in Atlantic City on April 17.

Problem Gambling Awareness Month – Betting on Change: Confronting the Surge in Problem Gambling

CCGNJ Executive Director Felicia Grondin, NJ Lottery Executive Director James Carey (right) and CCGNJ Prevention and Treatment and Prevention Administrator Luis Del Orbe launch the March observance of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). PGAM is part of a national effort to spread the word that there is help for those with gambling problems, as well as for their families. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER, which offers Hope, Treatment and Support.

CCGNJ’s Executive Director, Felicia Grondin, and the Council’s Treatment and Prevention Administrator, Luis Del Orbe, join New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James Carey for the launch of holiday Gift Responsibly Campaign.

This annual initiative urges adults to refrain from giving Lottery tickets to youth under 18.

CCGNJ staff covered the state for National Night Out. Luis Del Orbe was in West Medford; Joe Kane was in Hackensack; and Christine Paladino, seen with her fellow super heroes, was in Brick Township.

New Jersey Casino Control Commission (CCC) Resolution acknowledging March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month on March 8, 2023. From left: CCC Commissioner Joyce Mollineaux, CCC Chairman James Plousis, Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Executive Director Felicia Grondin, CCC Vice Chair Alisa Cooper, Casino Association of New Jersey President Mark Giannantonio.

CCGNJ Executive Director Felicia Grondin and Prevention and Communication Specialist Daniel Meara at the State House to open the agency’s Problem Gambling Awareness Month activities. CCGNJ is conducting presentations and weekly webinars during the March observance.

Prevention Plus Burlington County 5K for Stigma

Christine Paladino at South Jersey Kids Expo

CCGNJ’s Christine Paladino at the Central Jersey Kids Expo Monroe as part of the agency’s Problem Gambling Awareness Month effort.

CCGNJ Executive Director Felicia Grondin at the agency’s display at the State House in Trenton the week of October 17 to discuss gambling issues with Legislators.

Greg Gioe of CCGNJ at the Toms River Food Festival. – August 2022

CCGNJ’s Vin Bicker (left) with Brick Morning Rotary Club President Fred Peters. – August 2022

CCGNJ’s Vin Bickler getting the word out about 800-GAMBLER at Toms River’s Summer in Street celebration, which the Downtown Toms River Development Council sponsored. – July 2022

CCGNJ recently partnered with the Center for Market Research at Seton Hall University to examine college student betting patterns, and to determine how to better raise awareness about problem gambling among undergraduates. Click Here to view the power point that includes findings from two surveys conducted for the project. – May 2022

NJ Lottery Launches “Be Informed – Be Empowered” Campaign for 2022 Problem Gambling Awareness Month – March 2022

NJ Conference of School Superintendents in Atlantic City – March 2022 - Adrienne Steinruck

Middlesex High School’s First Wellness Day Included a Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ Table – March 2022

2021 Holiday Gift Responsibly Press Conference “Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play”- December 2021

James Carey, Esq. – Executive Director, NJ Lottery
Felicia Grondin – Executive Director, CCGNJ
Fred W. Hogan – Board President, CCGNJ

“Not 18 Yet? No Bet?” Press Conference – August 2021


Fred W. Hogan – Board President, CCGNJ
Felicia Grondin – Executive Director, CCGNJ
James Carey, Esq. – Executive Director, NJ Lottery

CCGNJ’s Gregory Gioe tables an event at Havana Avenue School in Egg Harbor City.

Gregory from CCGNJ attending Fire Fest at Vista park in Pine Beach, NJ

Greg Gioe of CCGNJ at a police-sponsored barbecue in Atlantic City. – August 2022

CCGNJ’s Greg Gioe at the Atlantic County Recovery Court Employment and Resource Fair – August 2022

CCGNJ’s Vin Bickler with seniors from Point Pleasant High School, where he talked about the many risks of gambling, especially how youth are susceptible to online betting. – June 2022

CCGNJ staff Vin Bickler (left) and Greg Gioe attend the LavaLove event at the AC convention center. Hosted by Power Changes Lives inc. to help homeless and at risk populations – May 2022

CCGNJ’s Vin Bickler at Ocean County Mental Health and Wellness Fair – May 2022

Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ Meets with Legislators during Problem Gambling Awareness Month – March 2022

NJ Conference of School Superintendents in Atlantic City – March 2022 - Vincent Bicker

2021 Sports Betting Community Summit – December 2021- Cole Wogoman – National Council on Problem Gambling Luis Del Orbe

2021 East Coast Gaming Congress – October 2021

Lloyd Levenson, Esq. – Cooper Levenson, P.A.
Felicia Grondin – Executive Director, CCGNJ
David Rebuck – Director, NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement
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