March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, therefore the marketing drive has delivered to light Plainridge Casino’s failure to protect those susceptible to gaming addiction in Massachusetts.
Problem Gambling Awareness urges concerned families to ‘have the conversation’ with those that might be prone to becoming addicted to gambling month.
‘Most grownups gamble or understand somebody whom gambles, and, consequently, could take advantage of programs to prevent gambling addiction,’ the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) website states. ‘We believe many who suffer in silence achieve this since they have no idea why they developed a problem, just what gambling addiction is or where you’ll get help.’
The nationwide conversation held each March has made its option to Massachusetts where one regarding the nation’s newest gambling venues 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. Nonetheless, the slot parlor nevertheless hasn’t used a method to curb gamblers that are dependent.
‘ What’s the working job of a casino? To make as money that is much possible. Establishing limits on gambling simply the priority that is highest,’ Lasell College Professor Paul DeBole told the Boston Globe this week.