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Problem Gambling - Zoom

Problem gambling–or gambling addiction–includes all gambling behavior patterns that compromise, disrupt or damage personal, family or vocational pursuits. The symptoms include increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, “chasing” losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences. In extreme cases, problem gambling can result in financial ruin, legal problems, loss of career and family, or even suicide.

Joe Kane is a Prevention Specialist with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey. Joe speaks
to groups throughout the state on problem gambling. He discusses the sizable growth of gambling in NJ
since the legalization of sports gambling in 2018, what the Council offers to those struggling with a
gambling problem, and also talks of his personal journey as a compulsive gambler in recovery. Joe
worked on Wall Street for 15 years followed by a successful time in the mortgage industry.

 

Date:
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Campus:
Fair Lawn's Maurice M. Pine Library
Audience:
  Adults     Seniors  
Categories:
  Health & Wellness     Lecture  

Registration is required. There are 25 seats available.

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