Recent Press

Will Sports Betting Transform How Games Are Watched, and Even Played?

By Bruce Schoenfeld, NYT Magazine Jan. 29, 2019 After decades of resistance to sports gambling, team owners and state officials are laying the groundwork for it — with potentially huge implications. Half an hour before a preseason hockey game last fall, Ted Leonsis strolled down the concourse […]

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Game On!: Esports is sweeping the nation and Ct high schools are the latest groups to join in

By SHAWN MCFARLAND | HARTFORD COURANT JAN 27, 2019 Four years ago, Manchester High School teacher Sam Warner could never have imagined he’d be coaching the group of students that he does in a competitive sport. The seniors he once had in freshmen biology were reclusive, quiet […]

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Bipartisan Bill on Sports Betting Includes First-Ever Federal Funding for Problem Gambling

Cait Huble CaitH@ncpgambling.org 202-360-4560 WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan bill outlining a Federal framework for sports betting was introduced on Wednesday by US Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Charles Schumer (D-NY). If passed, the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018 would establish protections for consumers among […]

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What Proportion of Gambling Revenue is Derived from Problem Gamblers?

The below link is a Canadian presentation that talks about the proportion of gambling revenue that is derived from problem gamblers. Interesting read for methodology and policy as compared to other risk behaviors. Dr. Robert Williams & Dr. Robert Wood University of Lethbridge Alberta, Canada Alberta Gambling […]

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Game Bling – When Gaming Meets Gambling

The Youth Gambling Awareness Program of Toronto, Canada is hosting two upcoming webinars related to youth and gaming and gambling technology. Don’t miss this FREE webinar about impact and correlation of Youth Gambling and Gaming, hosted by the YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program (YGAP). This webinar is hosted by […]

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A “must read” for Prevention and treatment folks!

Ethical Gambling: A Necessary New Point of View of Gambling in Public Health Policies
“Corporate social responsibility” (1, 2) or “responsible gambling” (RG) (3, 4) are concepts that mediate the idea that gambling can be harmful to some gamblers, and the assumption that governments and companies can do something to mitigate the problems caused by gambling and to promote “appropriate” patterns of behavior in gamblers.

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Loot boxes ‘link to problem gambling’

Spending within video games creates and problem gambling are linked, a study has found Computer scientists from York found a strong link between “loot box” spending and problem gambling. In using loot boxes, players of some online games use real money to access in-game functions – but they do not always know what they are paying for.

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Bridgeport’s Big Gamble

Steven Lance. September 18, 2018 | The New Journal I. The East End When he first heard about the casino, Dr. Charlie Stallworth, a Connecticut state representative and the pastor of East End Baptist Tabernacle Church in Bridgeport, was skeptical. He didn’t think the developer, MGM Resorts […]

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Region 4 Gambling Awareness Team Discussion

What are the characteristics of those who are not accessing the gambling treatment system in CT?  Please see presentation.CCPG Workshop edited for Region 4 Gambling Team Meeting 9.14.18

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Nielsen projects NFL could make billions annually from gambling market

The number: $2.3 billion. That’s how much Nielsen says a fully mature U.S. sports gambling market could be worth annually to the NFL. The report, released Wednesday, was commissioned by the American Gaming Association, the trade group that represents the gambling business. The projections are based on […]

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