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by Administrator
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sports Wagering-Super Bowl
Replies: 0
Views: 43965

Sports Wagering-Super Bowl

With the Super Bowl just a few weeks away, the FCCG wants to remind everyone that sports betting is illegal in the state of Florida. With over 90 million wagered legally in the state of Nevada and billions of dollars in illegal bets placed each year all around the country, the Super Bowl is the larg...
by Administrator
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Holiday Message From The FCCG
Replies: 0
Views: 44150

A Holiday Message From The FCCG

The holidays can be a challenging time to many people. Household finances could be tight and trying to maintain the “holiday spirit” during difficult times can be hard. Compound that with trying to deal with a gambling addiction and the effects can be devastating. Families and loved ones are often o...
by Administrator
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Please Gamble Responsibly
Replies: 0
Views: 45505

Please Gamble Responsibly

Do you find yourself gambling to relieve stress or escape problems? Are you neglecting regular activities so that you can gamble? Are you borrowing money or using savings to gamble with? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a gambling problem. The FCCG promotes and encourages ...
by Administrator
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Family Neglect and Violence
Replies: 0
Views: 45497

Family Neglect and Violence

Research shows that for every compulsive gambler, 8-10 people are also affected in a negative way. This includes family, friends, co-workers, and others. Often times within the family, conflict, neglect and even violence can arise when a gambling problem is present. Family conflict can mean arguing ...
by Administrator
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Peer Connect
Replies: 0
Views: 44474

Peer Connect

While the FCCG’s helpline specialists are all expertly trained to handle contacts from anyone reaching out for assistance, their primary function is to serve as information and referral specialists. The Peer Connect Program offers gamblers and loved ones a chance to speak to someone who is in recove...
by Administrator
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Recovery Path-Help Is Available
Replies: 0
Views: 7775

Recovery Path-Help Is Available

Compulsive gamblers and their loved ones are often dealing with a myriad of problems. The first thing that comes to mind is financial issues when thinking about gambling addiction. Of course, financial issues can be a significant hurdle for some to take on but there are also many other problems that...
by Administrator
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: 2012-2013 HelpLine Statistics
Replies: 0
Views: 7376

2012-2013 HelpLine Statistics

Throughout the 2012/2013 fiscal year, FCCG staff responded to over 4,200 help or information contacts from individuals. This represents a 7% increase over last fiscal year. The majority of the contacts originated from Miami-Dade and Broward counties (33% combined). The top three primary problems cit...
by Administrator
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Seniors
Topic: Reaching out to older adults
Replies: 0
Views: 11308

Reaching out to older adults

The FCCG had the pleasure of exhibiting at the Central Florida Elder Abuse event in Oviedo this past week. This event drew organizations from all over the state to raise awareness about elder abuse. The FCCG was able to disseminate problem and compulsive gambling materials to seniors and other commu...
by Administrator
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Gambling on the Horses-Bad Bet?
Replies: 0
Views: 9219

Gambling on the Horses-Bad Bet?

Some people may associate horse race gambling as something that is way past it’s prime. The truth is that it is still a major operation with hundreds of millions gambled on races each year here in Florida. Also, it can pose a significant threat to those who develop a gambling problem. For individual...
by Administrator
Fri May 13, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Older Adult Gambling-Not Child's Play
Replies: 0
Views: 8913

Older Adult Gambling-Not Child's Play

Problem and compulsive gambling can affect anyone at any age but for older adults, there are more triggers and negative consequences than any other population. Older adults may indulge in gambling for a variety of reasons. It could be the onset of retirement, the death of a loved one, boredom or lon...
by Administrator
Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Chance for Change-Now in Audio format!
Replies: 0
Views: 11681

Chance for Change-Now in Audio format!

The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling is please to announce that their recovery workbooks "A Chance for Change" are now available in an audio format. This tool has been instrumental in the recovery of many gamblers and loved ones over the years. With topics being covered such as; finances, rela...
by Administrator
Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Beware the Ides of March (Madness)
Replies: 0
Views: 7704

Beware the Ides of March (Madness)

The March Madness tournament is comprised of several dozen of the best college basketball teams competing for the right to be crowned National Champion. This event is a big deal to basketball fans and to those people who gamble on sports. Avid fans will fill out their brackets in hopes of picking th...
by Administrator
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Peer Connect Program
Replies: 0
Views: 8248

Peer Connect Program

The FCCG offers gamblers and loved ones the opportunity to speak with someone who is in recovery through the Peer Connect program. This resource is designed to offer additional insight into the recovery process to all individuals are are adversely affected by gambling. Once engaged, callers can shar...
by Administrator
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Central Florida Teacher Admits Addiction to Gambling
Replies: 0
Views: 7467

Central Florida Teacher Admits Addiction to Gambling

A former Volusia County music teacher who investigators said confessed to having a gambling problem was arrested Wednesday on charges of pawning instruments that belong to University High School in Orange City. James Morris, 26, is charged with 14 felony counts of dealing in stolen property. The She...
by Administrator
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Research
Topic: Internet Sweepstakes Centers
Replies: 0
Views: 8279

Internet Sweepstakes Centers

This data is based on 115 contacts received from July 1, 2009 to December 31st 2010 from people experiencing problems due to Internet Centers  Over the past 18 months, the FCCG has received 115 contacts from gamblers and loved ones who are experiencing gambling problems due to the Internet Sweepsta...