Senator Addabbo’s Virtual Problem Gambling Education Session

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Each year, problem gambling affects millions of Americans. Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., in New York, knows how serious the situation is. As a result, he is hosting a virtual discussion focusing on educating people about problem gambling and connecting those in need with organizations that can help.Senator Addabbo's Virtual Problem Gambling Education Session

Continue reading more below to learn how you can join the Zoom meeting.

Problem Gambling in America

According to the National Council on Problem Gaming, approximately 2 million adults in the United States meet the severe gambling criteria in a given year. An additional 4 to 6 million American adults have mild or moderate problems.

The American Psychiatric Association classifies gambling addiction as a mental illness with severe consequences such as accumulating debt, neglecting friends and family, and stealing to support the addiction.

This mental illness can also lead to other complications, such as substance abuse problems, personality disorders, depression, and anxiety.

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is taking action because of these scary numbers and because September is both Responsible Gaming Education Month and Recovery Month.

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As the Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming, and Wagering, he is hosting a virtual discussion to educate people on problem gambling and connect those in need of services with organizations that can help.

The event is designed to be discreet, free, convenient, and anonymous, providing a safe space for participants to learn about gambling addiction options from service providers.

Attendees can remain anonymous by turning off their video and microphone, and they can ask questions verbally or type them into the chat box.

Senator Addabbo emphasizes the importance of getting help if you or someone you love has a gambling problem. He hopes that this virtual session will be a valuable resource for learning about gambling addiction options and possibly set someone on the path toward recovery.

Senator Addabbo’s Commitment

Senator Addabbo has been a supporter of responsible gambling and the growth of legal gambling for a long time. He thinks that legal gambling is a better way to stop problem gambling than illegal gambling.

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He believes legal operators can identify gamblers and link them to the necessary resources to get help. Despite legislative setbacks, such as the veto of a bill that would have set up and funded a Problem Gambling Advisory Council, he remains committed to the cause.

He also supports expanding legal gambling options in New York, believing that revenue-generating opportunities can be used to strengthen programs that prevent and address gambling addiction, improve education, and support various state funding needs.

Join the Virtual Meeting

This virtual problem gambling education session is an important step towards addressing this widespread issue. Join Senator Addabbo via Zoom on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Meeting ID: 840 5365 7492, Passcode: 767130) to learn more about this important issue and the resources available for those in need.

We at OnlineGamblers.com support Addabbo on his journey towards a more safer gambling enviroment, and wish him best of luck with his new virtual community.

Problem gambling is an addiction classified as a mental illness by the American Psychiatric Association, which leads to severe consequences such as accumulating debt, neglecting friends and family, and possibly resorting to theft to support the addiction.

Approximately 2 million adults in the United States meet the severe gambling criteria each year, with an additional 4 to 6 million American adults having mild or moderate problems.

Senator Addabbo is hosting a virtual discussion to educate people on problem gambling, provide resources for recovery, and connect those in need with organizations that can help.

September is both Responsible Gaming Education Month and Recovery Month, making it an important time to focus on education and resources related to problem gambling.

The event is designed to be discreet, free, convenient, and anonymous. Attendees can remain anonymous by turning off their video and microphone and can ask questions verbally or type them into the chat box.

Senator Addabbo has been a long-time supporter of responsible gambling and the growth of legal gambling. He believes legal gambling is a better way to prevent problem gambling than illegal gambling.

He believes that legal operators can identify gamblers and link them to the necessary resources to get help. Revenue-generating opportunities from legal gambling can also be used to strengthen programs that prevent and address gambling addiction, improve education, and support various state funding needs.

The virtual problem gambling education session will take place on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Meeting ID: 840 5365 7492, Passcode: 767130).

OnlineGamblers.com supports Senator Addabbo on his journey towards a safer gambling environment and wishes him the best of luck with his new virtual community.

Catie Di Stefano has worked in the gambling industry since 2011 for major brands like Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Gaming Innovation Group and Betsson Group. She started in customer support at age 19 and has since worked her way through VIP, CRM and Marketing. Today, Catie is passionate about educating players on consumer rights and the best approaches for legal play in the United States as the Director of Community Marketing at OnlineGamblers.com. Catie was born in Indonesia but grew up in Sweden. Currently, she resides in Spain with her two daughters.

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