Problem Gambling & Gaming
Did You Know?
Although problem gambling is under-recognized and gaming addiction is a newly recognized disorder, about 2% of people will have a gambling disorder in their lifetimes.
Living within 40-50 miles of a casino increases your chance of developing a gambling problem.
Among different types of addiction, gambling is associated with the highest suicide rate.
Here is a look at problem gambling in our region.
Gambling Awareness Team
The Region 1 Gambling Awareness Team consists of community stakeholders working toward raising awareness and developing prevention and treatment capacity in the region. We host gambling awareness trainings and webinars. The team meets quarterly to review gambling trends, needs, gaps and access to treatment.
They meet the 2nd Tuesday starting in October from 2:30 - 4:00 PM
October 10th, 2023, Teams Meeting
January 9th, 2024, Teams Meeting
March no meeting to celebrate PGAM
April 9th, 2024, Teams Meeting
June 11th, 2024, In person at The Burroughs Community Center
RSVP to Dena Miccinello by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting link and with any questions or comments. Meetings are open to all.
Having an event? You can request a free resource van. Fill out the request form at responsibleplayct.org.
Caribe Youth Leaders: Gambling Awareness
These PSAs were created by the Gambling Leadership Program through Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders. The program offers the opportunity for high school students to learn the impact gambling can have on an adolescent and his or her family.
You can also text "CTGAMB" to 53342