Lake Worth, FL
Saturday, May 04, 2013
ALMOST EVERY GAMBLER ASKING FOR HELP OWES MONEY ON MANY CREDIT CARDS WHEN THEY SEEK HELP.
And now we will be opening the door for real problems for anyone who is an addicted gambler or anyone who will become an addicted gambler who ends up gambling on the internet !
I have heard that in the regs. N. J. will be putting in you will be able to play with a credit card; you can increase your line at any time even during play, ( RIGHT IN THE HEAT OF YOUR ADDICTION ) If that is the case its crazy.
"Compulsive gambling is an impulse disease: you get an urge, you jump in your car and drive to Atlantic City or you call your bookie and then wait to see the result of the game you bet on," said Arnie Wexler, the former EX.DIR. of New Jersey's Council On Compulsive Gambling and himself a recovered problem gambler. "Now you have Internet gambling and you wake up in the middle of the night and in your birthday suit, you can blow a lot of money. I know one guy who lost $30,000 in one night of Internet gambling." GAMBLING PROBLEM CALL 888 LAST BET
We have over 400,000 addicted gamblers in N.J.
Legislators do not seem to understand the issue of compulsive gambling, because it is so hidden and invisible. What might seem like a casual, entertaining pastime to some, can turn into a devastating addiction for many people.
And yet after all these years we still don't have Casino workers trained on gambling addiction----1. Each casino licensee shall implement procedures and training for all employees who directly interact with gaming patrons in gaming areas for assisting patrons in obtaining information about problem gambling programs. That training shall, at a minimum, consist of information concerning the nature and symptoms of problem gambling behavior and how to assist patrons in obtaining information about problem gambling programs. The training shall be conducted by certified compulsive gambling trainers that are certified by the American Certification Board
Arnie is a compulsive gambler who placed his last bet on 4/10/68
Arnie and Sheila Wexler have provided extensive training on Compulsive, Problem and Underage Gambling, to more than 40,000 gaming employees (personnel and executives) and have written Responsible Gaming Programs for major gaming companies. In addition, they have worked with Gaming Boards and Regulators, presented educational workshops nationally and internationally and have provided expert witness testimony. Sheila Wexler is the Executive Director of the Compulsive Gambling Foundation. They also run a national help line (888 LAST BET) and work at Recovery Road, a treatment facility in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida that specializes in the treatment of those suffering with gambling addiction.
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Lake Worth, FL