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Advocacy

Public Awareness

Advocacy is one of the most important programs, as we are the only advocates for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. Our efforts to educate Congress and the Federal health agencies focus on the prevention, education, treatment, enforcement and research on gambling and problem gambling. We call on all National Council on Problem Gambling members and supporters to utilize the materials below to increase awareness of and provide solutions for gambling problems.

News

Maryland Casinos Want Penalties For Underage Gamblers

Wed, September 4, 2013, By Alexander Pyles The Daily Record Thirty underage gamblers have found their way onto the floor of Maryland casinos since January, a number that has led to some modest fines levied by the state on operators. […]

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O’Malley Signs Expanded Gambling Bill

This article is by John Wagner and was published in The Washington Post. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, left, and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, take their seats at the start of a bill signing ceremony at the State House in […]

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Problem Gamblers’ Advocate Wants More from Tables

the following is by Brian White from times-news.com ANNAPOLIS — Much of Maryland’s debate on expanding gambling to include table games like roulette and craps has focused on who will get what, how much and when. A fund for problem […]

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The Comprehensive Problem Gambling Act of 2011

6/24/11: H.R. 2334, the Comprehensive Problem Gambling Act of 2011, was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on June 23, 2011 by Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA). He was joined by Rep. Wolf (R-VA), Berkley (D-NV) and Hastings (D-FL), […]

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Comprehensive Problem Gambling Act (S. 3418 and H.R. 2906)

Last session the Comprehensive Problem Gambling Act (S. 3418 and H.R. 2906) made historic progress, attracting 73 House and 5 Senate sponsors. Unfortunately, the first-ever legislation to address problem gambling at the Federal level did not pass before Congress adjourned […]

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