Exposing the Dark Side of Gambling Addiction

GAMBLING NEWS

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GAMBLING CRIMES

Gamblers and casino employees commit crimes against businesses,
governments, family members, seniors and innocent victims.

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AUDIO/VISUAL

Chris Lydon on the Slots Proposal
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The Sell-Out: How Massachusetts Plans to Create New Addicts
To Pay For Struggling State Programs

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Slots for Tots - Parts 1 & 2, Jim Stafford, Andy Williams, Pat Boone

DEFINITIONS OF GAMBLING ADDICTION

American Medical Association
Resolution No. 430 WARNING: GAMBLING CAN BECOME
COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR

Missouri Department of Mental Health
Each problem gambler negatively impacts 10 to 17 people
around them, including family, employer, co-workers, and government.

Valerie C. Lorenz; Ph.D., LCPC
One of the nation’s foremost authorities on compulsive gambling.

Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
Compulsive gambling is a MAJOR health problem across America

National Council on Problem Gambling
The Mission of the National Council on Problem Gambling is to increase
public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread
availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to
encourage research and programs for prevention and education.

Responsible Gambling Council
Canada’s first non-profit responsible gambling organization.

Arnie Wexler
Certified compulsive Gambling counselor (CCGC)

GAMBLING ADDICTION DESTROYING FAMILIES

QUICK OVERVIEW
"Pathological gambling is one of the fastest growing
mental health problems in the western world."

Gambling Addiction Rates
An estimated 11.4 percent of Detroit residents and 4.5 percent of
Michigan adults view themselves as "lifetime compulsive gamblers."

Overview of Facts and Stats
60% of those addicted to gambling will commit crimes.

Summary of Children's Facts and Stats
We have an Epidemic

Children Die
Further confirmation of the negative impacts of gambling to society

Exhaustive Children's Facts and Stats
4% of our Children are Addicted to Gambling

Children at Risk
Children are Innocent Victims of Gambling Addiction

Children Abandoned by Parents
Stories about children

More About Children
Average age of children's first gambling experience is 11,
more children gamble than use drugs or alcohol.