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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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15th Annual CCPG Conference: Navigating the Future of Problem Gambling

Please follow this link for info around CCPG conference and registration information. Link: https://conta.cc/2MJ8DMv Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hilton Mystic, 20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, Connecticut

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NCPG Letter to McDonald’s Regarding Happy Meal Campaign Featuring Nintendo’s Super Mario Figurine with a Toy Slot Machine

Robert Gibbs, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Officer, McDonald’s Robert Matthews, Senior Director of Consumer Marketing, Nintendo Of America Inc Dear Mr. Gibbs and Mr. Matthews: We believe the August 2018 McDonald’s Happy Meal campaign featuring Nintendo’s Super Mario figurine with a toy slot machine […]

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A former librarian blew $89,000 of public money on a mobile game!

A former librarian blew $89,000 of public money on a mobile game CNBC  A librarian from Utah used city resources to make in-app purchases in Game of War, the Herald Journal reported. Read the full story<https://apple.news/Atlm4_9WtQvqEXM8KfxW2Qg>  

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Gambling Disorder Screening Provision Included in the National Defense Authorization Act 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, August 13, 2018 President Trump signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) that includes a provision requiring members of the Armed Forces to be screened for gambling addiction. This has been a top legislative priority for […]

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Substance misuse on the rise as boomers age

May 31, 2018 by Tom Valentino, Senior Editor, Addition Professional Historically, baby boomers’ rates of illicit drug use have been higher than other generations, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. As boomers are aging, rates of drug and alcohol misuse among the U.S. seniors are […]

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