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Sports Betting in Maryland

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Winning a bet should not be more important than cheering on your hometown team with your friends and family. Learn how to recognize the risks…

This holiday, give a child a toy and not a ticket.
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This Holiday Give A Child A Toy Not A Ticket

Lottery tickets are NOT suitable holiday gifts for children under 18.   Research has shown that many adolescents gamble at least occasionally, and that lottery products ...
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September is National Recovery Month

Each September, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and ...
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Football and Gambling – Tips To Keep Your Super Bowl Betting Safe and “Penalty Free”

This weekend, NFC playoffs (Arizona Cardinals vs Carolina Panthers) and AFC playoffs (New England Patriots and Denver Broncos) will determine the two teams playing in ...
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Taking Stock of Your New Year’s Goals, Resolutions and Resources: Where Does Your Spending on Gambling Rank?

At the beginning of each year, we are reminded to be healthier, have goals for self-care and prepare for the future. Some goals are based ...
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Awareness Holiday Lottery Campaign

The Holiday Lottery Campaign encourages parents, family members and friends NOT to give lottery tickets as gifts to Minors. (Minors are youth under 18 years ...
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Back to School: Have the Conversations

Back to school is a time for numerous conversations between parents and their children. The discussion topics include: clothing (what is the outfit you are ...
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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 ...
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Problem Gambling Awareness Month

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”3967″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]March 2015 is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, a grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign’s goal is ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...