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The detrimental rise of youth online gambling

With the accessibility of digital platforms, an increasing number of youths are being drawn into online gambling. SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. - Story by Mia Santiago South Windsor High School This intriguing news story delves into the escalating concerns surrounding youth involvement in online gambling. With the accessibility of digital platforms, an…
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The detrimental rise of youth online gambling
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Gambling.com Group announces finalists for 2023 American Gambling Awards

Gaming News 30 August 2023 (PRESS RELEASE) -- Gambling.com Group Limited, a leading provider of player acquisition services for the regulated global online gambling industry, today announced finalists across 11 categories for the 2023 edition of the American Gambling Awards. The nominations for each award category will now be evaluated by one of…
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CT experts warn online gambling addictions will worsen at colleges

When Brian Dolan was a student at Sacred Heart University, he struggled with a serious gambling addiction. If he wanted to place bets, he would have to find a bookie by going to bars or barber shops. "It's extremely serious," he said. "It's very difficult to observe because, unlike drugs and alcohol where you have a symptom, the gambling can just…
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CT experts warn online gambling addictions will worsen at colleges
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DraftKings Adds Live Dealer Casino Games in West Virginia

Sports gambling company DraftKings announced today its online casino offering in West Virginia has expanded effective Friday, June 24, 2022, offering players in the state more iGaming products including live dealer games. The addition of live dealer casino games will offer DraftKings' players in West Virginia to compete against other players while…
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Connecticut Real Money Online Casinos

At Covers, we use our industry-leading expertise to conduct detailed reviews of real money online casinos in Connecticut. We assess the quality of casino games, payment options, and overall mobile experience at each online casino. To help you identify the best online casinos in CT, we explain what you should look for in a casino app or website…
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The Hartford Courant

CT’s two casinos generate $175M million in online and sports gambling revenue

Online betting and sports wagers have added a nearly one-third premium to slot revenue generated by Foxwoods Resort and the Mohegan Sun casinos since expanded gambling was established in Connecticut last year, cheering tribal officials who fought to bolster their gambling enterprises. The revenue is a needed boost for the casinos that are…
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CT’s two casinos generate $175M million in online and sports gambling revenue
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Yale, Mohegan Sun partnering to develop mobile app to address gambling addiction

The Mohegan Tribe this week announced a $2 million partnership with Yale University to develop and test a treatment model for gambling addiction that has proven effective in addressing alcohol and drug use disorders. The funding comes amid a surge in calls to the state's problem-gambling hotline following the start of sports betting and online…
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Yale, Mohegan Sun partnering to develop mobile app to address gambling addiction
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Mohegans announce support for Yale plan to combat problem gambling

Mohegan - Mohegan Sun's tribal owners announced Tuesday that over the next five years they will invest $2 million in the Yale School of Medicine's ongoing development of an app-based program aimed at treating problem gambling through a process known as cognitive behavioral therapy. The announcement came at a news media event at the Mohegan…
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Mohegans announce support for Yale plan to combat problem gambling
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Mohegan Tribe Partners With Yale University to Combat Problem Gambling

The Mohegan Tribe is partnering with Yale University to fund a new initiative aimed at combatting problem gambling. Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine will begin developing an app to deliver cognitive behavioral therapy. "Which is an evidence-based treatment for substance use as well as other behavioral addictions including gambling,"…
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Mohegan Tribe Partners With Yale University to Combat Problem Gambling
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Calls to CT’s problem gambling hotline up 203% since launch of online gambling

Calls to Connecticut's problem-gambling hotline have more than tripled over the last six months after the state launched a series of sportsbooks and online gambling platforms, a deluge that advocates say has caught them off guard and strained resources. According to the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, which operates the hotline, calls and…
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Calls to CT’s problem gambling hotline up 203% since launch of online gambling
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Gambling study bill draws support in public hearing

Both supporters and opponents of newly expanded gambling in Connecticut agree it bears study - right away. But can "an examination of the types of gambling activity engaged in by the public and the desirability of expanding, maintaining or reducing the amount of legalized gambling permitted in this state," as a proposed bill states, be completed by…
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Gambling study bill draws support in public hearing
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Study on Problem Gambling Welcomed After Launch of Online Gaming

The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling says it has seen a big increase in the number of calls it is receiving to its helpline since the launch of online gaming in Connecticut. A state legislative committee is planning on conducting a study on the prevalence of gambling problems in Connecticut and with the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday,…
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Study on Problem Gambling Welcomed After Launch of Online Gaming
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Growing number of Connecticut residents seek gambling addiction help

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - The state's general fund has already benefited since the debut of online gaming and sports betting last October. The state collected nearly $2 million in the first month alone, but it comes with a price. A growing number of Connecticut residents are seeking help for gambling addiction. This includes the number of younger…
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Growing number of Connecticut residents seek gambling addiction help
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Connecticut must take on problem gambling

Connecticut has a gambling problem, with online options now making it easier than ever to indulge. Young men appear to be the group most susceptible to addiction, according to a new analysis. The Connecticut Mirror recently took a deep look at the situation. Increased hotline calls and a lack of resources to help callers were two of the biggest…
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Connecticut must take on problem gambling
The Denver Gazette

Connecticut’s launch of expanded gambling yields billions for gamblers, millions for state and casinos, but deeper debt for some

HARTFORD, Conn. - Bettors dropped more than $2 billion late last year as Connecticut launched its long-awaited legalized sports betting and online gambling, generating tens of millions of dollars for the state, the two tribal-owned casinos and Connecticut Lottery Corp. But for some gamblers who too easily take on debt with gambling now available on…
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'Betting and betting,’ CT's expanded gambling yields billions

Bettors dropped more than $2 billion late last year as Connecticut launched its long-awaited legalized sports betting and online gambling, generating tens of millions of dollars for the state, the two tribal-owned casinos and Connecticut Lottery Corp. But for some gamblers who too easily take on debt with gambling now available on laptops, tablets…
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'Betting and betting,’ CT's expanded gambling yields billions
The CT Mirror

'Informational' hearing yields little information about CT's digital gamblers

Gentle questioning by legislators at a hearing Monday elicited no information on the numbers or habits of the Connecticut gamblers who have wagered more than $2 billion on sports and casino games since online gambling went live in October. Representatives of Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mohegan Sun and the CT Lottery acknowledged that data collected…
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'Informational' hearing yields little information about CT's digital gamblers
The Hartford Courant

CT tracks online gambling closely

Connecticut's problem-gambling hotline is busiest on Mondays, the day after America's holy day of televised NFL football, when ubiquitous ads offer "free play" and "risk-free" bets. Compared to November 2020, hotline calls were up 87% in November 2021, the first full month after Connecticut flipped the switch on online gambling and made every…
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CT tracks online gambling closely
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It’s a Good Bet That App-Based Gambling Will Cause Problems

I've always been a fan of dystopian literature with its what-if premises and cautionary tales. George Orwell's " 1984 " was an early favorite, soon followed by Aldous Huxley's " Brave New World." Television shows such as Rod Serling's classic " Twilight Zone " and Charlie Brooker's contemporary " Black Mirror " offer similar plotlines that match my…
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With an explosion of sports betting and online gambling, Connecticut braces for a potential increase in problem gambling

Online sports betting and casino gambling barreled into Connecticut this month, prompting worries about an explosive increase in already common problems blamed on gambling addiction: heavier personal debt, broken relationships and crime. After years of debate and on-again, off-again legislative attempts to extend gambling beyond the state's two…
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With an explosion of sports betting and online gambling, Connecticut braces for a potential increase in problem gambling
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CT casinos have responsible gambling programs: 'It's something that we take very, very seriously'

For many, a trip to the casino is a pleasant night out, win or lose. For some, though, a gambling addiction can make it a lose-lose proposition. While there is treatment available for those who find themselves addicted to gambling, and help is there for families, as well, it's much harder to identify people whose wagering is out of control, say…
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CT casinos have responsible gambling programs: 'It's something that we take very, very seriously'
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Advocates fear launch of online gambling in Connecticut will aggravate gambling issues

Advocates worry the soft launch of online gambling in Connecticut this week will worsen gambling issues.Starting Tuesday afternoon, several thousand people will be allowed to sign up for online gambling in Connecticut.That means residents can bet without leaving home and will no longer have to drive to a casino.Advocates worry that will cause the…
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Advocates fear launch of online gambling in Connecticut will aggravate gambling issues
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Responsible Online Gambling in CT

With the launch of online sports betting in Connecticut being just round the corner, there have been natural concerns that the citizens of this state are protected to ensure that wagering remains fun and recreational at all times. In this article, we look at some of the measures that have been put in place. While Governor Lamont is proud of the…
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Responsible Online Gambling in CT
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Connecticut website allows self-exclusion from gambling

Connecticut has launched a new online portal to allow people to voluntarily exclude themselves from gambling. Available on the state's official website, people can choose to be added to Connecticut's Gaming Self-Exclusion List for one year, five years, or for life, with names to remain on the list unless requested to be removed. The website, which…
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Connecticut website allows self-exclusion from gambling
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CT addresses problem gambling ahead of sports betting, online casino expansion

The debut of legal sports betting and online casino gambling in Connecticut is days or perhaps weeks away, but a precautionary tool went live Thursday: A chance for people to ban themselves from virtual gambling even before it starts. A voluntary self-exclusion program operated by the Department of Consumer Protection will enable anyone to bar…
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