Event date: March 4, 2014

NJ Lottery, Council on Compulsive Gambling and NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Mark Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Governor Chris Christie has issued a Proclamation declaring March 2014 Problem Gambling Awareness Month in New Jersey. Throughout the month, the New Jersey Lottery (NJL) and the Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) will be working with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (CCGNJ) to educate the general public and health care professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and to raise awareness of the help that is available both locally and nationally.


Today, Carole Hedinger, NJL’s Executive Director, and Donald Hallcom, DMHAS’s Director of Prevention, met with Donald Weinbaum, Executive Director CCGNJ and Jeff Beck, Chairman of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month, to discuss joint efforts to promote awareness about the dangers of problem gambling.