March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, plus the marketing drive has delivered to light Plainridge Casino’s failure to protect those susceptible to gaming addiction in Massachusetts.
Problem Gambling Awareness Month urges worried families to ‘have the conversation’ with those that might be vulnerable to becoming addicted to gambling.
‘Most grownups gamble or know somebody who gambles, and, therefore, could take advantage of programs to prevent gambling addiction,’ the nationwide Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) website states. ‘We believe many whom suffer in silence achieve this they developed a problem, what gambling addiction is or where to get help. because they do not know why’
The nationwide conversation held each March has made its option to Massachusetts where one for the nation’s gambling venues that are newest has failed in instituting an appropriate firewall to problem gamblers.
The Plainridge Park Casino, the first commercial gambling destination in the state following the passage of the Expanded Gaming Act, opened in June of 2015. But, the slot parlor still hasn’t used a technique to curb gamblers that are dependent.
‘ What’s the job of a casino? To make as money that is much possible. Establishing limits on gambling isn’t just the highest priority,’ Lasell College Professor Paul DeBole told the Boston Globe this week.
Regulations Is the Law
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