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• How sound and visual effects on slot machines increase the allure of gambling

Please click next line… • How sound and visual effects on slot machines increase the allure of gambling.  

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Interested in earning a Gambling Awareness Certificate of Competency?

PROBLEM GAMBING PREVENTION SERVICES provides information, education, training and technical assistance to state, local and community-based agencies, organizations and consumer groups to raise awareness and increase capacity throughout the life span and across the continuum of care. For a gambling awareness meeting in your region visit: CLICK […]

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NO February Behavioral Health Committee Meeting

Just a reminder that the Regional Behavioral Health Committee Meeting will not meet on February 6. Instead, SERAC will be holding a Law Enforcement Meeting for local police officials and state troopers only.  The Behavioral Health Committee will resume on Thursday, March 5, with the meeting’s focus […]

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A tribe, a state and a mutual reliance on gambling

Here is a good article that pretty much sums up the state of casino gambling in CT. Sounds like this next session will be very active. It is important they consider problem gambling prevention and intervention in all of their calculations. GAMING by MARK PAZNIOKAS JANUARY 28, […]

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YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program

YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program is excited to bring you a Free Webinar on Youth Gambling in video games: “Game-Bling!” Did you know that gambling like activities are incorporated into video games and youth as young as 8 years old are exposed to gambling and wagering opportunities? […]

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Upcoming CAP Training at WCSU – March 4, 2020

CAP Training at WCSU

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Better Choice Newsletter – Dec 2019

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How Gaming & Gambling Affect Student Life

Please see the below link for a study on the impact of gaming and gambling on college students in England. Includes helpful “next steps”: YGAM’s recent survey amongst higher education students highlights that many are turning to video games and gambling in an attempt to relieve financial […]

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Join NCPG’s Prevention Facebook Page!

See what other states and programs are up to, receive links to relevant articles, and do feel free to post pictures of your community programs relevant to gambling, especially CAP and the youth work. The URL for the NCPG Prevention Facebook page is: facebook.com/groups/NCPGPrevention.

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The Stories of Recovery: Gambling Disorder

PGS staff and Betttor Choice counselors and advocates have recently returned from the National Council on Problem Gambling’s annual National Conference in Denver.  There are many stories and resources we will be sharing in the upcoming weeks.  For starters, we learned of a Nevada-based project, Lanies’ Hope, […]

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