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The Link Between Problem Gambling and Child Neglect & Abuse

Whether it starts with casino gambling or racetrack wagering, in Freehold or elsewhere in New Jersey, gambling problems are often a factor in absentee parenting. What begins as an innocent pastime can develop into a priority, ranking higher than caring for one’s children.

Racetrack wagering in places like Monmouth NJ, and the many other forms of gambling throughout the state, can be fun when done responsibly. But when it impacts family life and the welfare of children, it’s time to get help. Call 800-GAMBLER for support, treatment, and hope.