Lori Rugle Presents: Sticks & Stones Can Break My Bones: Stigma, Shame and the Importance of Language WEBINAR
Video Games Can Be A Gateway To Problem Gambling, FTC Warned
The danger comes from a feature that has become embedded in a majority of the most popular video games in recent years: loot boxes, according to experts who spoke in an all-day seminar held by the agency. A loot box is a virtual box a player can buy in a game with real or pretend money with the potential for getting virtual weapons and other aids to help the chances of winning the game or the ability to customize characters. Read full article HERE.
Tools of Recovery: Relapse Prevention
By: Jodie Nealley, Outreach and Recovery Support Coordinator
There are many tools someone in recovery from gambling can have in their recovery tool box. An understanding of relapse prevention, and the development of a relapse prevention plan is among these tools and is a good start toward maintaining recovery. Learning about relapse prevention is important for those of us with gambling disorders, those who love us and those who treat us. Read full article HERE.
Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program
The statewide VSE program allows individuals to voluntarily exclude from the gaming floor of all Massachusetts casinos for a pre-determined length of time: six months, one year, three years, five years or a lifetime.
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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 from the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling on Ruling Allowing Wynn Resorts to Maintain Casino License
For Immediate Release: Media Contact: Phil Sherwood email@example.com 617-426-4554, Ext 2 or 603-229-9891 May 1, 2019 Statement from the “Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling” on Ruling Allowing Wynn Resorts to Maintain Casino License Boston, MA—Executive...
Boston, MA—The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling (Mass. Council) strongly urges Governor Charlie Baker and the Mass. State Legislature to include safeguards in any sports gambling legislation against the potential negative consequences that may result.
Immediate Release Norwood, MA (January 14, 2019). -The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling (MCCG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Julie Hynes as their next Director of Responsible Gambling. Julie has specialized in problem gambling prevention...