Problem Gambling Prevention – Moving Beyond 2013. Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council of Jefferson County, Inc . 167 Polk Street, Suite 320 Watertown, NY 13601 Voice: 315-788-4660 Fax: 315-788-4922 Web: www.jcasac.com Adapted from: Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance. Objectives .
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Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council
of Jefferson County, Inc.
167 Polk Street, Suite 320
Watertown, NY 13601
Adapted from: Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance
Problem or compulsive gambling is a spectrum of addictive behaviors described as increasingly spending more and more time, focus and money on gambling activities.
Signs of Problem Gambling
Jefferson County Prevention Needs Assessment:
Gambling percentages and most prevalent gambling behaviors
Citizens Against Gambling in New York (CAGNY) state the gaming industry reported “in 2010 that gamblers generated $5.4 billion in revenue for New York state.”
CAGNY further states that this $5.4 billion reported by the gaming industry was actually money spent and lost by New York residents or visitors, with much of that money lost from family savings, child support, was borrowed against life insurance or college funds, lost from social security or welfare support, or embezzled from businesses.
CAGNY reports that society is drained of $2 for every $1 of tax revenue due to the state from casinos.
There are certain high-risk situations during which gambling should be avoided: