New York State’s Responsible Play Partnership (RPP), consisting of the New York State Gaming Commission, New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and the New York Council on Problem Gambling, is holding multiple events to drive attention to the issue as part of the 20th anniversary of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month.
On Mar. 10 at 11 a.m., the RPP will hold a press conference at the Javits Center with National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) Executive Director Keith Whyte to highlight the treatment and service options available across New York State for individuals who need help.
“Thanks to the efforts of NCPG and the work of the Responsible Play Partnership, we are bringing attention to this crucial issue and promoting a safe, responsible gaming environment.” said Gaming Commission Executive Director Robert Williams. “As gaming opportunities in New York State continue to expand, all New Yorkers should be aware of the myriad avenues to support for those who need help.”
In addition to the Mar. 10 event with NCPG, the RPP is proud to support and promote multiple events throughout March and the rest of the year to sustain public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services, including:
-The New York Council on Problem Gambling’s Annual Conference on Mar. 8-9.
-Cambridge Health Alliance Division on Addiction’s Gambling Disorder Screening Day Mar. 14 to help identify individuals who should seek an assessment of their gambling behavior.
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