Hamilton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2017 -- Every day, new technological innovations come to light. Often, they impact people's lives for the better, helping them to stay connected to one another and creating previously-unimaginable opportunities. Sometimes, however, they can pose challenges to the public's mental and physical health. The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ), stays vigilant, keeping up with technological developments that relate to gambling and incorporating these findings into their understanding of the activity and how they support those struggling with disordered gambling.
In the past few decades, sports betting has become more ubiquitous than ever before. This pastime has existed for centuries; now, people can partake in it on their home electronics and even on the go with their mobile devices. As a result, participation has risen to an all-time high.
"Although there is nothing inherently wrong about legal gambling," says Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the CCGNJ, "the ease of accessibility that technology makes it easier for some people to develop a disordered relationship with gambling."
Betting on the baseball game at home remains a much more convenient prospect than traveling to participate in sports betting at Atlantic City, just to provide one example. This fact, in combination with ambiguous legislation concerning online gambling, can allow some sports betting companies to employ predatory practices.
Before more regulations can be passed to safeguard gamblers and reduce the risk of disordered gambling, it is important to understand the signs and symptoms that someone may be developing an unhealthy relationship with the activity.
The CCGNJ has resources available online for those interested in learning more about sports betting. Anyone struggling with gambling for sports in Monmouth, NJ, or any other form of gambling can reach out to their 24/7 hotline, 1-800-GAMBLER, for support, treatment, and hope. Alternatively, they can find more information about the organization on their website, http://800gambler.org/.
About The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to helping individuals seek help for their disordered gambling problem, and for concerned friends and loved ones to confidentially express their concerns about someone close to them. Their 24/7 hotline is 800-GAMBLER. The Council also works to train professionals in the fields of gambling addiction and recovery.
For more information, please visit http://www.800gambler.org.