Problem Gambling Awareness Month Posted On

Welcome to the 2020 Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). This year, we are focusing on the connection of problem gambling and other mental illness. We want to help residents of New York State understand the connection and available resources. Problem Gambling Defined Problem gambling refers to any time gambling causes problems in someone’s life. These… Read more »

The Big Game | Help and Hope Posted On

The big game is right around the corner.  It’s important to be aware of the trigger this game may have, and the negative affect gambling on this game may have on the person gambling and their loved ones.  Sports and Problem Gambling Betting on sports is gambling.  It’s gambling because there’s no way to know for… Read more »

Resolution to Stop Gambling Posted On

Happy New Year Everyone!  We’re nearing the end of January, and at this point, many people may have already dropped their New Years resolutions.  If your resolution was to stop gambling, or to support someone who’s made this decision, fear not.  Tips and tricks to keeping resolutions are ahead. Understanding Your Resolution When someone decides… Read more »

Holiday Gifting Posted On

The season of holiday gifting is up on us.  Everyone is frantically trying to tackle responsibilities of work, planning for the holidays, and keeping their family and home afloat.  While all this is going on, people are trying to get last minute gifts, and we want to remind everyone that scratch-off tickets and other gambling… Read more »

Youth Gaming and Gambling: What We Can Do Posted On

There is a growing number of parents and community leaders with curiosities and worries about young gamers.  Many people are asking if their youth is just playing a game, or actively gambling.  This can feel troubling, but we’ll break it down and offer some tips. Youth and Gaming Youth who enjoy gaming do so for… Read more »

Gaming and Gambling: What is it? Posted On

There is a growing number of people with curiosities about gaming and gambling.  They’re asking questions about whether their loved one is gambling while gaming and wondering if gaming is a safe activity.  This can be confusing, but we can break it down together. What is Gaming? Gaming is referred to as “playing electronic games,… Read more »