Gambling Awareness Week

Published May 8, 2002 by OCR Editor

Gambling Awareness Week

The first few days of the event will be held in Farmington and will deal with problem gambling.

Gambling Awareness week is introduced for the first time in Connecticut. The new London County Citizens Task Force on addictions and state regulators from the southeastern area of the state will be host to this new event. The event will take place on May 13 to May 19.

The first few days of the event will be held in Farmington and will deal with problem gambling. The remainder of the week will be allotted to raising the awareness of the rise in gambling addictions, and to explore the impact on individuals, families and the business sector, and to provide a clearing house of information and services to state residents.

 Andrea Stillman, a State Representative and Democrat for Waterford said, The fact is that problems {of gambling} have grown so dramatically since the development of the two casinos {in the state} the biggest state-sanctioned gaming is the lottery As much as we try and put some roadblocks in the way, in terms of underage purchases of lottery tickets, there's always a way to get them.


A press conference held on Monday by Andrea Stillman and Colleagues Kevin Ryan {D-Montville}, Nancy DeMarinis {D-Groton}, Gary Orefice {D-East Lyme}, and State Senator Catherine W. Cook {R- Mystic}. Honoring Thomas Kirk, the commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, for his efforts to recognize gambling as an addiction and to establish state gambling addiction services

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