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Author: The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.

24/7, Confidential, and Multilingual Problem Gambling HelpLine: 888-ADMIT-IT

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WEB LETTER: How NFT & Cryptocurrency Trading Can Be Just Another Form of Gambling

Are you familiar with the new “investment” rage of Non-Fungible Token (NFT) and cryptocurrency trading? NFT day trading, cryptocurrency day trading, and stock market day trading have more in common with slot machines, poker, and sports betting than you might think. They all involve the act of risking something of value on an activity that…
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WEB LETTER: The Importance of Loving Yourself on the Path to Recovery

January is self-love month and what a great way to start the new year! You might make a resolution for yourself as a way to begin to take better care of yourself mentally, physically, intentionally, and authentically. By taking better care of yourself, YOU feel better, more positive, and stronger to take on anything that…
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CBS Miami Reports Surge of 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine Contacts Following Florida Gambling Expansion

On December 20, 2023, CBS Miami reported on a surge of contacts to the 24/7, Confidential, and Multilingual 888-ADMIT-IT Problem Gambling HelpLine for Florida. The uptick in gambling addiction help seekers follows the largest gambling expansion in U.S. history, with the introduction of mobile sports betting in the State of Florida. Florida Council on Compulsive…
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WEB LETTER: Move Over Scrooge – How the Hidden Addiction Can Really Ruin the Holidays

Most look forward to the holidays as a special time of year time for family and friends to enjoy together, and some also take the time to deepen their faith and spirituality. However, for those suffering from gambling addiction, the experience is completely different. What used to be an annual celebration becomes a looming threat…
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WEB LETTER: Understanding How Problem Gambling Fits Into the Fraud Triangle

November 12th to the 18th is International Fraud Awareness Week. This is an important topic for anyone who is experiencing or knows someone who is suffering from compulsive gambling. Problem gambling is a progressive disorder. Without seeking recovery, it gets worse over time. When a disordered gambler gets to the point of being out of…
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