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The CCGNJ Weighs in on the New Jersey Governor Signing Sports Betting Bill Into Law

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 11:19 AM CDT, Tue, June 26,2018

Hamilton, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/26/2018 -- The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ), one of the state's leading resources for those who struggle with sports gambling in Freehold, NJ, or any other gambling disorder, is weighing in on New Jersey's Governor signing the sports betting bill into law.

Sports gambling in Monmouth, NJ, and across the nation is not something new to the American culture, but it is illegal in most states. And for years, Las Vegas, NV, was the only city to have full-scale sports betting, with Delaware and New Jersey now legalizing it as well.

"Gov. Phil Murphy calls the legalization of sports betting in New Jersey a dream, but we at the Council are treading with caution," stated Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the CCGNJ. "After 23 years of sports gambling being federally banned, there may be a higher chance of more New Jersey residents developing gambling problems."

"We encourage anyone concerned about their own or a loved one's gambling behavior to reach out to us for support, treatment, and hope at any time," she added.

The CCGNJ is available 24/7 with various treatment and support options for any person that needs it. Through their free and confidential hotline, problem gamblers can find local Gamblers Anonymous meetings and professional counselors, as well as in-patient facilities.

To learn more about The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ), and the services they offer to defeat a gambling disorder, please visit their website today https://800gambler.org/ or call their hotline at 800-GAMBLER.

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 addiction and recovery.

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