CONFERENCE HONORS COLLABORATORS
April 26, 2013 Event was a great success. Learn more!
THE 2013 MASSACHUSETTS CONFERENCE ON GAMBLING PROBLEMS
April 25, 2013 Working Together to Create New Pathways for Success Friday, April 26, 2013 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Endicott College, Wylie Inn and Conference Center, Beverly
THE INTERNET & PROBLEM GAMBLING
January 24, 2013 You're invited to this public education forum on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 8:30 am - 11:45 am at The Langham Hotel, Boston.
JOIN THE COUNCIL FOR BET-FREE SUPERBOWL PARTY
January 24, 2013 For many people in recovery, Super Bowl Sunday is bittersweet. While they love the sport and want to enjoy the game, it can trigger feelings about gambling. That's why the Council's Recovery Advisory Board is hosting a Bet-Free Super Bowl party at the Council office in Boston.
THE COUNCIL IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR YOUR FIRST STEP TO CHANGE: A GAMBLING-FREE WEEKEND RETREAT
January 24, 2013 Are you or your loved one struggling with gambling problems right now? If so, then this retreat is for you. Learn more.
JOIN THE MASS. GAMBLING COMMISSION FOR THE PUBLIC FORUM ON PROBLEM GAMBLING
June 18, 2012 Monday, June 25, Lynn
SYMPOSIUM ATTRACTS 100 PEOPLE FROM WESTERN MASS
June 8, 2012 Please view story to download presentations
COUNCIL THANKS SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS
May 28, 2012 The Council is grateful to its sponsors for making the event possible. Support for the Symposium has been generously provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services; AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.; platinum-level sponsor - Mohegan Sun; gold-level sponsors – Holyoke Medical Center and River Valley Counseling Center: The Behavioral Health Services of Valley Health Systems; Gandara Center; Suffolk Downs; silver-level sponsor – Ameristar Casinos, Inc.; and bronze-level sponsor - Plainridge Racecourse.
COUNCIL ANNOUNCES 2012 MASS PROBLEM GAMBLING SYMPOSIUM
April 4, 2012 Join the Council on June 1, 2012 for this one-day conference at UMASS, Amherst
JOIN THE COUNCIL FOR COMEDY NIGHT!
March 6, 2012 Friday, March 30, North Andover
CHECK OUT THE COUNCIL's 2011 ANNUAL REPORT
December 20, 2011 Learn more about the Council's work serving people experiencing problems with gambling.
COUNCIL ANNOUNCES 2011/2012 TRAINING CALENDAR
October 24, 2011 Council offers four half-day trainings for clinicians. Earn CEUs.
LATEST EXPANDED GAMBLING BILL HAS PROVISIONS TO ADDRESS PROBLEM GAMBLING
October 24, 2011 Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Responds to Release of Gambling Bill
WOULD YOU BENEFIT FROM A GAMBLING-FREE WEEKEND?
October 24, 2011 The Weekend Retreat is designed for people who are struggling with gambling problems and/or their family members. If you are interested in starting your journey toward recovery, you won't want to miss this event! Space is limited.
SAVE THE DATE! COUNCIL TO HOST RECOVERY OPEN HOUSE
August 24, 2011 Stop by the Council office at 190 High Street, Suite 5, Boston, MA 02110 anytime between noon and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2011
COUNCIL OFFERS JOB OPPORTUNITIES
July 6, 2011 Please download the attached documents to learn more about the positions.
WORLD’S LARGEST PROBLEM GAMBLING CONFERENCE COMING TO BOSTON JULY 1-2
June 27, 2011 BOSTON, MA -- The world’s leading experts on gambling and problem gambling will be in Boston at the Park Plaza Hotel and Towers on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, 2011 for the 25th National Conference on Problem Gambling. Operated by the Washington D.C.-based National Council on Problem Gambling and co-hosted by the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling and the New England Problem Gambling Consortium, the meeting is the world’s oldest and largest conference focusing on this topic.
WALKING ACROSS AMERICA TO RAISE AWARENESS OF PROBLEM GAMBLING
June 27, 2011 BOSTON, MA -- The 25th National Conference on Problem Gambling will take place July 1- 2, 2011 in Boston. This year’s conference theme, Revolutionary Changes and Emerging Innovations, reflects the journey of the problem gambling field over the past quarter of a century.
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS & PROBLEM GAMBLING WORKSHOP
June 14, 2011 Lisa Najavits, PhD, professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, will lead a treatment providers workshop entitled, “Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Problem Gambling” on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. There is no cost to attend, and this session has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education units.
TAKE A TOUR OF BOSTON
June 7, 2011 The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling encourages people attending the 25th National Conference on Problem Gambling to enjoy all that Boston has to offer. In honor of your visit, Council staff members and Board members want to take you to some of their favorite places, and have developed several “tours” for the evening of Saturday, July 2.
PROBLEM GAMBLING AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
May 31, 2011 Fact sheet reviews the similarities and differences between gambling disorders and substance use disorders.
MICHAEL WALKS AMERICA
May 31, 2011 Michael is walking across America to raise awareness of problem gambling. Meet him at the National Conference on Gambling Problems, happening this July 1-2, 2011 in Boston.
NEW E-TOOL FOR IDENTIFYING GAMBLING PROBLEMS
April 4, 2011 MEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – Today, the Division on Addictions at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School (the Division) is announcing the rollout of a free screening and intervention system for gambling-related problems.
SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE COUNCIL'S "ALL RECOVERY RETREAT"
March 24, 2011 Event is being offered free of charge to the first 100 registrants.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FINANCIAL EDUCATOR?
March 24, 2011 The Council is interested in hearing from you. Twenty people will be selected to participate in this workshop.
COUNCIL ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
March 23, 2011 BOSTON, MA -- Rodney Hoffman, President of the Board of the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, is pleased to announce that Marlene Warner, a resident of Salem, has been named the new Executive Director of the organization.
COUNCIL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KATHY SCANLAN RETIRES AFTER 24 YEARS
March 8, 2011 BOSTON, MA -- Rodney Hoffman Esq., President of the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Board of Directors, has announced that Kathleen M. Scanlan will retire from her position as Executive Director of the organization with a target date of March 18, 2011.
COUNCIL SEEKS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
November 29, 2010 Apply online
2010 MASSACHUSETTS CONFERENCE ON GAMBLING DISORDERS HELD IN WORCESTER
June 2, 2010 Presentations available for download
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PROBLEM GAMBLING COMING TO BOSTON IN 2011
May 30, 2010 The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, together with the New England Problem Gambling Consortium, is happy to announce that Boston, Massachusetts will be the location for the 25th National Conference on Problem Gambling.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2010 MASSACHUSETTS CONFERENCE ON PROBLEM GAMBLING
May 4, 2010 View the press release or conference invitation to learn more.
April 11, 2010 April 27, 2010, Worcester
COUNCIL RELEASES FACT SHEETS
April 6, 2010 Learn the Facts about Gambling and Disordered Gambling
PARTNERSHIP RELEASES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING POLICY
February 12, 2010 Forum held to announce the Massachusetts Partnership for Responsible Gambling's recommendations for responsible public policy
DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS FROM THE COUNCIL'S RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING LISTENING SESSION
November 19, 2009 Experts from the United States and Canada Discussed Model Responsible Gambling Programs at the Event
GOVERNOR PATRICK’S 9-C CUTS
November 4, 2009 Governor Patrick cut in half the appropriation for compulsive gambling services, from $1 million to $500,000. YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION IS CRUCIAL. Governor Patrick needs to know that this cut was disproportionately harsh and poorly timed. Problem gambling services are needed in the Commonwealth.
Council Offers Free Financial Education Workshops
October 28, 2009 During the months of November and December 2009, the Council, a trusted education and training provider, and financial literacy advocate for more than 25 years, will present 12 seminars at locations throughout the state. The workshops will be held before and after traditional work hours and during the lunch hour to increase accessibility
Compulsive Gambling Experts Discuss Expanded Gambing and Problem Gambling
September 22, 2009 BOSTON – The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling and The Massachusetts Partnership for Responsible Gambling hosted a listening session on Monday, September 21, 2009 to discuss with gambling industry representatives, legislators and their staff the importance of responsible gambling programs, policies and standards associated with any proposed gambling expansion in Massachusetts.
Gambling Industry Leaders Form Massachusetts Partnership for Responsible Gambling
September 15, 2009 Groundbreaking Alliance of Industry Leaders and Problem Gambling Experts to Host First Forum September 21st
Council Staff Member Receives Award for Excellence in Problem Gambling Prevention
August 4, 2009 The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is pleased to announce that Prevention Director, Jim Wuelfing, CPP-R, NRPP, a resident of North Brookfield, Massachusetts, has been awarded the National Council on Problem Gambling’s (NCPG) “Annual Prevention Award.”
Council Staff Member Receives National Award
May 12, 2009 Ryan J. Martin, PhD, Thomas N. Cummings Postdoctoral Research Fellow, will receive that National Council on Problem Gambling's "2009 Dissertation Award."
Beating the Odds: Addressing Problem Gambling in the Asian American Community
March 19, 2009 Discussion to take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at UMass, Boston.
Online Training -- High School and College Student Gambling: Identifying and Managing Risk
March 5, 2009 Youth are known to take risks, and many experiment with gambling. Most can set limits for how much time and money they will spend on gambling and stay within those limits, but others can not. When does an otherwise entertaining activity become potentially harmful?
View the Council's High School and College e-Newsletter
March 4, 2009 Read about the Council's latest initiatives with these special populations.
Problem Gambling Awareness Week 2009
March 4, 2009 The premise of the initiative is to highlight personal accounts from individuals who struggled with gambling disorders and found help and hope in recovery. Some of those stories, including a video from the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, can be viewed on YouTube.
The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Names Honorees
November 22, 2008 25 Who Have Made a Difference.
Learn more about this year's honorees and sponsors.
Ryan J. Martin Named as First Thomas N. Cummings Postdoctoral Fellow
October 15, 2008 The Council is happy to announce that Ryan J. Martin, PhD, has been appointed as the first Thomas N. Cummings Research Fellow.
Problem Gambling Video to Reach Asian Casino Bus Patrons
September 24, 2008 Beginning October 3, 2008, an informational video about problem gambling will air on all Sunshine Travel buses traveling to Mohegan Sun
25th Anniversary Breakfast Gala & Awards Celebration
September 10, 2008 The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a Breakfast Gala & Awards Celebration to be held on Monday September 22, 2008 at the Boston Harbor Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
March 25, 2008 The NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, known as “March Madness,” is a time of considerable gambling – especially among college students.
Council Announces Problem Gambling Training Dates
February 26, 2008 View our E-Invite
Mark Your Calendars for the 2008 Conference on Gambling Problems
February 26, 2008 Gambling Disorders in the Commonwealth: Honoring Past Achievements, Recognizing Present Accomplishments & Looking to the Future
Super Bowl is "Biggest Gambling Day of the Year"
January 28, 2008 Massachusetts and New York Councils Offer Support to People Experiencing Problems with Sports Gambling
COUNCIL SEEKS TO HIRE THOMAS N. CUMMINGS RESEARCH FELLOW
October 22, 2007 Position will be a collaboration of Harvard Medical School and the Council. For more information, please download an application.
MASSACHUSETTS COUNCIL ON COMPULSIVE GAMBLING SETS FORTH CHALLENGE TO THE STATE
September 17, 2007 Evidence has shown that bringing in a new casio will increase the cases of problem gambling. The Council challenges the Commonwealth to invest as fully in minimizing the harm that will occur as it does in maximizing the benefits.
COUNCIL LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE FOR PARENTS
August 14, 2007 Website helps parents guide their adult children to make sound financial decisions.
EXPANDED GAMBLING? EXPANDED RESPONSIBILITY.
August 6, 2007 OP/ED by Kathleen M. Scanlan and Charles Sarkis appeared in "The Boston Globe" on July 7, 2007.
WORKING WITH ASIAN PROBLEM GAMBLING CLIENTS
March 14, 2007 If you are a clinician, who is working with compulsive gambling clients, you won't want to miss this free training.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
March 14, 2007 Learn more about upcoming Council trainings, workshop and the annual spring conference by visiting our calendar of events.
MARCH MADNESS A TIME OF CONSIDERABLE GAMBLING
March 14, 2007 Are college students at risk for developing gambling problems?
COUNCIL ANNOUNCES PROBLEM GAMBLING AWARENESS WEEK 2007
March 5, 2007 Campaign seeks to inform media representatives about problem gambling - particularily youth gambling problems and the Council's work within Boston's Asian community.
COUNCIL OFFERS FREE FINANCIAL PLANNING SERVICES TO FAMILIES EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH GAMBLING
January 11, 2007 The Council is offering families of problem gamblers the opportunity to meet one on one, in person or over the phone, for a confidential two-hour session with a Certified Financial Planner.
VIEW THE COUNCIL’S NEW PUBLIC SERVICE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
November 14, 2006 The Lottery’s advertising agency, Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulous, Inc., has developed ads which focus on the costs and potential loss of both material possessions and family relationships due to problematic gambling.
CONGRATULATIONS TO GOVERNOR-ELECT DEVAL PATRICK
November 2, 2006 The Council looks forward to working with Governor on public policy as it relates to gambling problems
FINANCIAL PLANNING SESSIONS
October 10, 2006 Two-Hour Session with Certified Financial Planner Offered Free of Charge for Families Experiencing Problems with Gambling.
THE COMPREHENSIVE AWARENESS OF PROBLEM GAMBLING ACT OF 2006
September 14, 2006 Massachusetts Congressman Meehan Leads the Effort
YOUR OPINION MATTERS!
September 8, 2006 Council Seeks Feedback About Website
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO CARRY THE MESSAGE
September 8, 2006 Learn More About Speakers Bureau Participation
PROBLEM GAMBLING SPECIALIST (PGS) CERTIFICATE NOW AVAILABLE!
September 8, 2006 Learn More about the Requirements.
COUNCIL ANNOUNCES REGIONAL TRAININGS
September 7, 2006 Reserve Your Place by Registering Online Today
STATE LOTTERY COMMITS ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT PROBLEM GAMBLING
May 11, 2006 Campaign Will Highlight Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling's Services
MASSACHUSETTS & PROBLEM GAMBLING
October 11, 2005 Council Announces Public Opinion Survey Results
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT STUDENT GAMBLING?
August 9, 2005 New Student Problem Gambling Brochure Available
COUNCIL OFFERS SCREENING TOOL FOR CLINICIANS
August 4, 2005 Two New Screening Tools Available
COUNCIL OFFERS NEW MATERIALS FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
April 27, 2005 5-Question Screening Tool and Wallet Cards Available