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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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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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WEB LETTER | October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Know the Connection to Problem Gambling

The FCCG takes this month to shine a light on domestic violence, which is unfortunately more common than one might think. Add compulsive gambling to the equation, and emotions can quickly become explosive. Tensions already run high when problem gambling is a factor, as relationship, financial, legal, and other pressures build. Problem gambling has been extensively…
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WEB LETTER | Problem Gambling in the Workplace?

Every September is Responsible Gaming Education Month (RGEM). This year, the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) is joining with the American Gaming Association (AGA) in celebrating the industry’s 25 years of efforts to promote gambling literacy, consumer education, and associated employee training aimed at the prevention of problem gambling. If you find yourself or…
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WEB LETTER | Two Letters Make a Big Difference: Illegal Gambling Disguised in Florida as Arcade Gaming

Easily accessible, illegal gambling disguised as arcade gaming has spread to thousands of strip malls and stand-alone storefronts all over Florida. As a result, the FCCG’s 888-ADMIT-IT Problem Gambling HelpLine is experiencing a surge in contacts related to these shady establishments[1], sometimes referred to as “game rooms” or “gambling houses.” Download our August 2023 Web…
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WEB LETTER | Raising Problem Gambling Awareness on National Lottery Day

Although we kicked off the month of July celebrating our independence, the truth is many Americans have become dependent on the rush of gambling on lottery tickets. National Lottery Day is on July 17th, and FCCG wants to take this opportunity to educate Floridians on the realities of the lottery and how you can reclaim…
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