Problem Gamblers Aren’t Alone.

The holidays can be a hard time for people dealing with a gambling addiction. For thousands across the country, it’s often a very lonely struggle. Shame and embarrassment may keep people affected from seeking out the help they need. But nobody needs to go through this challenge alone. At Get Set Before You Bet, we’re […]

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Problem Gambling & The Military

Gambling is an addiction that doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or socio-economic background. But perhaps one of the more surprising segments of our population at risk are active military members and veterans. For active military, gambling can be a way to cope with boredom, stress and depression. Service members are […]

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Don’t Gamble on a Gift this Holiday Season.

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends. At Get Set Before You Bet, it’s a time to remind everyone to celebrate safely and gift responsibly. Over the past 11 years, the National Council on Problem Gambling’s “Gift Responsibly” campaign has helped raise awareness of the risks associated with giving lottery tickets […]

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Responding to Gambling’s Latest Growth Spurt.

In May of 2018, the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibited gambling on individual sporting events. Almost immediately, 30 states rushed to take advantage of what’s projected to become a new billion-dollar industry. At a time when problem gambling is on the rise – this development poses a significant challenge to our […]

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Vets Vulnerable to Gambling Addictions

VA is doing little to address growing concern about vets’ problem gambling. After risking their lives in combat, many vets don’t feel that rolling the dice for money is that big a gamble. But a number of authorities are concluding that combat vets are at higher risk to become problem gamblers, and the VA is […]

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Games within games

Ted Leonsis was never a gambler. An entrepreneur, a businessman, a philanthropist, an investor — but never much of a gambler. So, he’s perhaps an unlikely torchbearer for one of the biggest shifts the sports world has seen in the 21st century. But here he is, with something that feels more like a grand vision […]

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Mega-Millions Jackpot Media Frenzy Offers Opportunity for Responsible Gambling Messaging

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2018 CONTACT: Cait Huble CaitH@ncpgambling.org 202-360-4560   Washington, D.C. – As the Mega Millions jackpot has reached record levels, the National Council on Problem Gambling urges consumers to protect themselves against excessive gambling and calls upon lotteries and the media to promote responsible gambling messages. Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council […]

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Parents Must Educate Children On Gambling Risks

Gambling watchdogs in different parts of the world have been growing more concerned with each passing year over the rise in problem gamblers especially amongst the younger generation. The United Kingdom is one such nation that has witnessed a massive spike in gambling addiction as children are being exposed to a bombardment of gambling advertisements during […]

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There's a growing backlash against video game “loot boxes” – in which players pay for a chance to win digital goods. Read about how the Federal Trade Commission is now getting involved: https://t.co/8gYLUCm3nP

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