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New Jersey Bill Asks for More Scrutiny of Gambling Operators’ Advertising Practices

January 16, 2024 | By: Chav Vasilev

New Jersey state Sen. Joseph P. Cryan, D-Union, has introduced a bill aimed at increasing the regulatory enforcement of advertising rules for gaming operators. That includes retail and online casinos and sportsbooks. S2156, which was introduced on Jan. 9, aims to protect players by prohibiting operators from advertising to underage individuals and those who have […]

New Jersey Legislators Resume Gambling Treatment Diversion Court Effort

January 16, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

With the 2024 legislative session in full swing, New Jersey lawmakers will once again consider establishing a gambling treatment diversion court (GTDC) program for the state. Last year’s effort by Assemblyman Daniel Benson emerged successfully from an Assembly committee but didn’t progress in the Senate. This year, Sen. Nicholas Scutari was quick to file a new version of the […]

MGM Resorts Donates $360k to Fund Critical International Center for Responsible Gaming Research

January 3, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

Christmas came early for the US-based International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG). On Dec. 21, MGM Resorts International announced a $360,000 gift to fund critical responsible gambling (RG) research. The substantial donation will support two research projects over two years intended to better “understand, prevent, and address potential risks associated with gambling.” In the release, […]

Social Media Linked to Higher Rates of Teenage Gambling, Risky Behaviors

December 19, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Daily use of social media may be associated with a higher risk of teenage gambling, binge drinking, and other risky behaviors, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Led by the University of Glasgow, the study, Social Media Use and Health Risk Behaviours in Young People: systematic review and meta-analysis, interrogated […]

New Jersey Nearing Law Ordering Gambling Education at Universities Partnering With Sportsbooks

December 18, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

New Jersey may soon order gambling education at universities that partner with sports betting operators or their vendors if SB4231 becomes law. Those institutions of higher learning must also offer students information about a problem gambling hotline, according to the bill that moved from the House to the Senate on Dec. 11. If Senators approve the […]

Time Out Ohio, Gamban Offer Free Blocking Software to Ohio Gamblers

December 12, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

A new partnership between Time Out Ohio (TOO) and Gamban offers Ohio gamblers one year of free access to the software that blocks over 70,000 international gambling websites and apps—across multiple devices. With the deal between the Ohio Lottery Commission’s (OLC) timeout program and the UK-based developer, Ohio joins Pennsylvania in giving players free access […]

Swedish Study Finds Link Between Gambling Disorder & Long-Term Work Leave

December 5, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

According to new research out of Sweden, those with gambling addiction have an increased risk of requiring long-term sick leave in the years before and after a problem gambling diagnosis. Published in Psychological Medicine, the study suggests swift detection of gambling addiction can minimize gambling harms. It bears the title: The risk and development of work […]

Operator Data Reveals Most Gamblers Pass on Available RG Tools

November 29, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

According to data revealed by DraftKings and Penn Sports International (PSI) during Monday’s Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) meeting, many Bay State online gamblers choose to pass on using available responsible gambling (RG) tools. According to Draftkings’ Q3 presentation, fewer than 0.1% of their Massachusetts Sportsbook customers opted to set time limits. Further, DraftKings data showed […]

Tweak to New York Voluntary Self-Exclusion Connects Gamblers in Crisis Directly to Help

November 21, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

A new voluntary self-exclusion (VSE) support program launched by the New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) as part of the state’s Responsible Play Partnership (RPP) will connect gamblers in crisis directly to available support. The NYCPG is a neutral body dedicated to increasing problem and compulsive gambling awareness. It also advocates for support and […]

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