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Welcome to the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
We understand the problem. We can help.
Founded in 1983, the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit public health agency. We advocate for responsible gaming and gambling practices and services for those affected by gambling. We aim to reduce the impacts of gambling disorder and strive to make gambling healthy and safe for the people of Massachusetts. We are neither for nor against legalized gambling. We accomplish our mission through education, advocacy, and by providing resources. We serve people who gamble, their families, caregivers, and the community at large.
Statement of The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling on the Inclusion of Gambling Disorder Screening in the National Defense Authorization Act 2019
On Monday August 13, 2018 President Trump signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019. A provision was included in the legislation requiring members of the Armed Forces to be screened for gambling addiction.
Statement of The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Regarding Toy Slot Machines in Happy Meals
The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling along with 40 plus other organizations penned a letter to McDonalds and Nintendo on Friday August 17th concerning their offering of a toy slot machine in their happy meals.
Statement of The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling on Bipartisan Bill to Address Gambling Addiction Among Servicemembers
Tuesday May 15, 2018 – The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling lauded Senators Elizabeth Warren (D- MA) and Steven Daines (R-MT) for filing legislation today that would help members of the US military and their families treat and prevent gambling disorder.