People with a playing drawback could also be extra prone to name for assist underneath a brand new association involving the National Council on Problem Gambling.
The NCPG introduced Thursday that it has entered right into a six-year license settlement with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) for the usage of its 1-800-GAMBLER federally registered service mark in all U.S. states outdoors of New Jersey, in addition to all U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
The present NCPG Helpline Network quantity (1-800-522-4700) will proceed to function uninterrupted. The thought is that 1-800-GAMBLER is simpler to recollect.
“CCGNJ has always been at the forefront of providing support for people in communities affected by a gambling problem. 1-800-GAMBLER serves as an essential tool for accessing this support,” mentioned Felicia Grondin, CCGNJ Executive Director. “We look forward to working with NCPG to ensure that people from across the country can easily access problem gambling support and resources using this simple, memorable number.”
The NCPG is working to standardize drawback playing companies within the U.S. as sports activities betting spreads to extra states. More than 30 states have some type of sports activities betting in just a bit over 4 years because the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1992 federal sports activities betting ban.
“This agreement is a vital step forward as we work to increase awareness and access to high-quality services for individuals, families, and communities impacted by problem gambling,” mentioned Maureen Greeley, NCPG Board President. “[W]e are grateful for this partnership with our NCPG Affiliate, CCGNJ, that will significantly advance our shared priorities of improving health and wellness by offering the most effective programs and services possible.”
About 2-4% of the whole U.S. inhabitants is claimed to have points with drawback playing.