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2014-03-05 23:00:20

Gambling addiction is a public health problem impacting relationships, families, businesses and communities. The National Council on Problem Gambling highlights National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Legalized gambling is more readily available now than at any other time in U.S. history: 48 states allow some form of gambling. Although most people gamble for fun and recreation, some can develop a problem that can lead to severe negative...

2014-03-03 08:39:49

Board passes resolution recognizing March as "Problem Gambling Awareness Month" HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing the effects problem gambling can have on people, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board passed a resolution recognizing March as "Problem Gambling Awareness Month" and encouraged all citizens to learn more about the signs of problem gambling and to help spread the message about the availability of treatment. "The PA Gaming Control Board's Office...

2014-02-26 23:00:17

Gambling is all around - learn to protect yourself, protect your family and navigate problem gambling. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 The prevalence of gambling today is woven into everyday life - from weekly poker nights, to Internet games, to bingo parlors, to Sunday football, even the phrase “I bet you…” that is commonly used in our language. Gambling is occasional and fun for most adults, but for 6 to 8 million Americans it negatively affects finances, work, and...

2014-02-24 23:20:41

The growing popularity of casino gambling among older adults is contributing to increases in problem gambling among the nation’s aging population, according to Seniors in Casino Land, a newly released report by Amy Ziettlow, an affiliate scholar at the Institute for American Values, a New York City think tank. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Older Americans, once content with church bingo, are flocking to casinos to play the slots. Since the mid-1970s, the number of seniors...

2014-02-24 12:23:07

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older Americans, once content with church bingo, are flocking to casinos to play the slots. Since the mid-1970s, the number of seniors visiting casinos has more than doubled, a rate surpassing other age groups. In 2012, more than half of people visiting a casino were age fifty or older. The growing popularity of casino gambling among older adults is contributing to increases in problem gambling among the nation's aging population,...

2014-02-12 23:02:52

As more states consider internet gambling legalization the National Council on Problem Gambling urges states to adopt its best practice Internet Responsible Gambling Standards. WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The first three states to legalize casino-style internet gambling have developed a range of responsible gambling regulations, yet all fall short of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Internet Responsible Gambling Standards. The Standards were developed in 2012...

2014-01-31 23:02:03

As the Super Bowl nears, the National Council on Problem Gambling encourages gambling addicts to seek help. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos take the field on Sunday, but the Lombardi Trophy is not the only thing on the line. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest gambling events of the year. For some gambling addicts, betting on the game is a desperate effort to get ahead or get even on their gambling losses. Approximately 3 million...

2014-01-06 12:28:09

TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gambling disorders complicate the lives of millions year-round--but for many facing a gambling issue, the lingering financial strain of the holiday season can cause already significant impulses to increase. This can take a toll on both individuals and their families. In partnership with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional...

2013-12-23 23:23:59

Individuals who are struggling with a gambling addiction, as well as their friends and family members who are looking for insights on how they can provide meaningful support, can now read the latest blog post by A Forever Recovery, a leading addiction treatment center that has pioneered a moral reasoning approach to recovery that empowers each individual client to access the spiritual, cognitive, and fellowship support that they need. Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Individuals...

2013-12-16 23:00:37

As the country approaches another lottery jackpot exceeding $600 million, the National Council on Problem Gambling urges consumers to protect themselves and their children from excessive gambling and for lotteries to provide player education. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Keith Whyte, Executive Director, National Council on Problem Gambling states, “High lottery jackpots and holiday promotions are an opportunity to provide responsible gaming messages designed to help...


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