State Gaming Commission joins effort to promote responsible gambling
The State Gaming Commission is joining with the New York Council on Problem Gambling to promote responsible gambling.
The groups will be expanding services on education, prevention and treatment by connecting those who struggle with gambling addiction with the resources they need.
The implementation will cover all levels from casinos to schools.
"We see problem gambling in every environment. It does not discriminate," says Michelle Hadden, assistant executive director of NYCPG. "We see it in our schools. We see it in our workplaces. We see it across the state in our homes even."
The National Council on Problem Gambling says about 2 million Americans struggle with a gambling problem. If you or someone you know needs help, you can call the hotline at 1-877-8-HOPE-NY.