March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and also the marketing drive has brought to light Plainridge Casino’s failure to protect those susceptible to gaming addiction in Massachusetts.
Problem Gambling Awareness Month urges concerned families to ‘have the conversation’ with those that might be vulnerable to becoming hooked on gambling.
‘Many adults gamble or understand somebody who gambles, and, consequently, could reap the benefits of programs to prevent gambling addiction,’ the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) website states. ‘We believe many whom suffer in silence achieve this since they do not know why they developed an issue, just what gambling addiction is or where to get help.’
The nationwide conversation held each March has made its method to Massachusetts where one for the country’s newest gambling venues has unsuccessful in instituting an appropriate firewall to problem gamblers.
The Plainridge Park Casino, the first gambling that is commercial in the state following the passage through of the Expanded Gaming Act, opened in June of 2015. However, the slot parlor still hasn’t adopted a technique to curb reliant gamblers.
‘ What’s the job of a casino? To make as money that is much possible. Establishing limits on gambling simply the highest priority,’ Lasell College Professor Paul DeBole told the Boston Globe this week.
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