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    • MARCH 19, 2015
    Have You Had “The Conversation” with your Children?

    Have You Had “The Conversation” with your Children?

    Good Touch/Bad Touch. Stranger/Danger. Drugs. Alcohol. Tobacco. Sex. All the “Big Talks” to have with your children. Just when you think you have made it through them all---what about talking with your children about gambling? Children are likely to begin gambling at younger ages than most other risky behaviors and studies have consistently shown thatRead more
    • MARCH 19, 2015
    Who is your “bet” to win it all?

    Who is your “bet” to win it all?

    March Madness and March Awareness: Who is your “bet” to win it all! What are the Odds?   Congratulations to the Maryland Terps Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams for their outstanding hard work and success!   Congratulations to Above All Odds – in the first year of being in the Big Ten and making it

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    • MARCH 19, 2015
    The Art of Gambling Recovery

    The Art of Gambling Recovery

    To Be Featured at the Friday Night Highlight Event at the 29th National Conference on Problem Gambling   July 10, 2015 - 6:00-9:00PM The Co-Hosts of the 29th National Conference, The Maryland Council on Problem Gambling and The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, invite you to participate in an art showcase that capturesRead more
    • FEBRUARY 27, 2015

    Scholarship Opportunity

    Scholarship Opportunity   March 1 - 31, 2015   29th National Conference on Problem Gambling New Challenges - Creative Solutions • Baltimore, Maryland • July 10-11, 2015 The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (The Center) and The Maryland Council on Problem Gambling are Co-Hosts of the 29th National Conference on Problem Gambling in Baltimore City, JulyRead more
    • FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    Problem Gambling Awareness Month

    Problem Gambling Awareness Month

    March 2015 is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, a grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign’s goal is to educate the general public and healthcare professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and to raise awareness about the help that is available both locally and nationally. The tag-line for this year’s campaign is “Problem Gambling: HaveRead more
    • JANUARY 30, 2015
    Super Bowl — Not a Safe Bet for Those Struggling with Gambling

    Super Bowl — Not a Safe Bet for Those Struggling with Gambling

    It’s Super Bowl weekend – millions of people are getting ready for the game. And getting ready to place a bet. It is estimated that over $10 Billion dollars worldwide is bet on the Super Bowl. The bets aren’t just placed on a winning team or a winning spread, but on every detail of the

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    • OCTOBER 8, 2014
    Inmates Face Problem Gambling Habit

    Inmates Face Problem Gambling Habit

    By Justin George The Baltimore Sun 6:00 a.m. EDT, October 8, 2014. Joy remembers the day that risking a few dollars for fun turned into a rush she couldn’t control. It was Feb. 14, 2000, at the casino in Charles Town, W.Va. She plunked some money into a slot machine, and out came hundreds of

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    • AUGUST 31, 2014
    Problem Gambling Center Mounts Campaign Urging Restraint

    Problem Gambling Center Mounts Campaign Urging Restraint

    By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun, 7:47 p.m. EDT, August 31, 2014. Bythella V. Johnson lost so much — about $3,000 — on slot machines during a recent trip to Atlantic City with her husband, Gary, to celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary that he threatened to cut the trip short if she didn’t ease up.

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    • APRIL 21, 2014

    Understanding Joy Now Streaming Online

    Understanding Joy is a revealing documentary on the destructive nature of gambling addiction. It debuted on Maryland Public Television (MPT) on Wednesday, March 19 at 8 p.m. The one-hour special also featured a panel of experts, a call-in telephone bank to respond to viewers’ questions or requests for help, and a live Twitter feed. The

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    • APRIL 21, 2014
    Center Staff Contributes to 26th Annual NCADD Tuerk Conference

    Center Staff Contributes to 26th Annual NCADD Tuerk Conference

    The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling participated in the April 9th Tuerk Conference, held at the Baltimore Convention Center. This year’s theme: “Impact on Behavioral Health” attracted over 1400 professionals from Maryland and surrounding States. The Maryland Center of Excellence along with the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling jointly provided training and prevention

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    • MARCH 19, 2014
    Gambling Problems Can Cause Financial Hardship

    Gambling Problems Can Cause Financial Hardship

    The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (The Center) invites you to join them at Money Power Day this Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at Poly-Western High School.  The Center’s booth will be located in the Exhibitor Hall near the Main Stage. Money Power Day is a FREE annual event providing Baltimore

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    • MARCH 10, 2014
    March Madness and Sports Gambling: Innocent Fun or Dangerous Pastime?

    March Madness and Sports Gambling: Innocent Fun or Dangerous Pastime?

    March Madness has begun.  Do you know at least one person who is participating in the “Brackets”? What is for many just social gambling or harmless fun can turn into a struggle for the sports gambler and problem gambler alike.  By most estimates, gambling on March Madness tops $12 Billion dollars in “legal” bets worldwide.

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    • MARCH 4, 2014
    Understanding Joy: The Devastation of a Gambling Addiction

    Understanding Joy: The Devastation of a Gambling Addiction

    Press Release from MPT OWINGS MILLS, MD – With an estimated 150,000 problem gamblers in the state and a growing number of casino-based gambling opportunities available in Maryland and surrounding states, problem gambling has become epidemic. To explore the issue, Understanding Joy: The Devastation of a Gambling Addiction, a revealing documentary on the destructive nature

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    • MARCH 1, 2014
    Open House: March 3, 2014

    Open House: March 3, 2014

    You are invited to an Open House! Monday, March 3rd 12:00-2:00pm and 4:00-6:00pm Please stop by our offices to learn more about the many free gambling prevention resources available. Light refreshments will be served. 419 W. Redwood Street 5th Floor, Suite 580 *In the event of severe weather the Open House will be Tuesday, March

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    • FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    B’More Healthy Expo

    B’More Healthy Expo

    You’re invited to the “Must go, must see, must-be there event”, the B’More Healthy Expo! The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling in partnership with The Maryland Council on Problem Gambling would like to invite you to join them at the B’More Healthy Expo this Saturday, March 1st from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the

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    • FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    The National Council on Problem Gambling Promotes March 2014 as National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

    The National Council on Problem Gambling Promotes March 2014 as National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

    Gambling is all around – learn to protect yourself, protect your family and navigate problem gambling. Washington, February 27, 2014 – The prevalence of gambling today is woven into everyday life – from weekly poker nights, to Internet games, to bingo parlors, to Sunday football, even the phrase “I bet you…” that is commonly used

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    • JANUARY 30, 2014
    Super Bowl Casts Spotlight on Gambling Disorder

    Super Bowl Casts Spotlight on Gambling Disorder

    By Shelly Reese, January 30, 2014 – Medscape Business of Medicine Huge Amounts Bet on the Super Bowl Last year, football fans in Nevada bet a whopping $99 million on the Super Bowl. Gambling is legal there, but those bets are only the tip of the iceberg. The Super Bowl, which this year will be

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    • JANUARY 1, 2014
    Problem Gambler’s New Year’s Resolution: One Day At A Time

    Problem Gambler’s New Year’s Resolution: One Day At A Time

    A page from a female problem gambler’s diary. Those five simple words – one day at a time – are in the program.  Sometimes even getting through a day without gambling can be tough.  I started this journey to stop gambling almost five years ago.  I knew my life had become unmanageable due to my

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