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CCGNJ Encourages Disordered Gamblers to Seek Support as the Popularity of Sports Betting Continues to Rise

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Updated 11:09 AM CST, Mon, February 18,2019

Hamilton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/18/2019 -- CCGNJ, New Jersey's leading provider of treatment resources and support for individuals who struggle with problem sports betting in New Jersey, is encouraging disordered gamblers to seek support as the popularity of sports betting continues to rise. More than $1.24 billion in sports wagers have been placed in the Garden State's various casinos, racetracks, and online/mobile platforms.1

Legal for not even a full year, sports betting has reportedly accounted for $9.3 million in revenue for Atlantic City's casino properties. Furthermore, the state's two licensed racetracks, the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park, have brought in a substantial amount of revenue in December, reportedly $20.8 million.1 Leading sports betting analyst for PlayNJ.com, Dustin Gouker, suggests that the popularity of online sports betting is the primary reason why the strength of New Jersey's sports betting market performs well even during slower months like December.1

With all of the new information available detailing the success and popularity of sports betting in New Jersey, CCGNJ feels that it is important to highlight all of the treatment and support resources available to those who struggle with problem sports betting in Atlantic City and across New Jersey. Aside from their free and confidential hotline (800-GAMBLER), CCGNJ also connects disordered gamblers with rehabilitation resources and provides helpful tips for coping with gambling triggers. Their services are available to individuals who struggle with problem gambling and their loved ones who may be affected by their unhealthy gambling activities.

For more information on the treatment and rehabilitation resources available to those who are struggling with problem gambling in NJ, please visit https://800gambler.org/.

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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