NEW YORK COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING CALLS FOR THE LEGISLATURE AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO FIGHT PROBLEM GAMBLING IN ANTICIPATION OF MOBILE SPORTS BETTING CONSEQUENCES

Albany, NY– On December 6, 2021, the New York Council on Problem Gambling is asking NYS Lawmakers, the press and community partners to join together to show support for problem gambling prevention, treatment and recovery.  This 30 minute, live, Zoom event will briefly educate attendees, provide recommendations, and call on all New Yorkers to take action.

Council Executive Director, Jim Maney said, “more than ever before we need to show our strength in numbers, we need to educate the public about what is coming, and we need to take action to ensure the consequences experienced by our legalized mobile sports betting predecessors are prevented and mitigated”.

During this event the Council will call on the State of New York to do more for those individuals and families who are struggling with the consequences of problem gambling.  “Resources are inadequate at the current level”, said Assistant Executive Director of Program, Michelle Hadden, “the question from all of us should be why?  With billions of dollars in revenue coming from state sponsored gambling, why aren’t we providing adequately to prevent the problems and deal with the consequences?” To join the hundreds already registered for this event on December 6th from 12:30-1:00 PM EST, register here.

For more information on People, Purpose, Passion or to chat with someone immediately for help, please visit StrongerThanYouThinkNY.org . For local information and resources on problem gambling visit the Western Problem Gambling Resource Center.

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