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The CCGNJ Provides Insight on Gambling Trends and Legislation in the State of New Jersey

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 8:00 AM CDT, Fri, May 04,2018

Hamilton, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/04/2018 -- The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ), an organization dedicated to supplying support, treatment, and hope for those dealing with a gambling disorder, provides insight on the latest gambling trends and legislation taking place New Jersey.

These topics include the rise of regulated online gambling, whether or not there will be sports betting in the NJ Meadowlands this year, and how New Jersey is currently the state with the most legal gambling avenues in the nation.

This year has marked four consecutive years of growth for the online gambling sector in New Jersey. Online gambling was launched in November of 2013, and revenues have surpassed the $245 million mark since then. With numerous players constantly joining the online gambling arena, the CCGNJ doesn't see this form of gambling slowing down anytime soon.

In addition to the rise of online gambling, New Jersey has also recently challenged the legality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in hopes to be the fifth state to enter the legalized sports betting market. The US Supreme Court is expected to reach their verdict in June, and if their decision sways in favor of the state, just about every type of gambling will then be legal.

"It is the primary goal of the CCGNJ not only to educate the public on these trending issues but also to offer extensive resources that disordered gamblers can use to get help," says Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the CCGNJ. She adds, "The CCGNJ is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via phone at 1-800-GAMBLER, text, or our website."

People can learn more about the CCGNJ and how they help those with gambling and alcohol use disorders (also known as "alcohol addiction") in Camden, NJ, by visiting their website today.

About The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to helping individuals seek help for their disordered gambling problem, and for concerned friends and loved ones to confidentially express their concerns about someone close to them. Their 24/7 hotline is 800-GAMBLER. The Council also works to train professionals in the fields of gambling disorders and recovery.

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