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: one year, three years, five years or a lifetime.
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Treatment for Problem Gambling
Due to the growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), many Self-Help Meetings are being cancelled and/or suspended. We will continue to monitor and update meeting information as it becomes available.
The MA Council maintains a list of Private Practice Clinicians who have earned their Massachusetts Problem Gambling Specialist (MA PGS) Certificate and can identify and care for people whose lives are affected by a gambling disorder. Most of our PRIVATE PRACTICE CLINICIANS are still seeing clients via video platforms or over the phone. Please call or email the clinician directly to find out how to best connect with them.
Outpatient Treatment is available to anyone concerned about gambling; those who gamble, their families and/or significant others.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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...