Council's Problem Gambling Website Gets a Fresh Look Just In Time for National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

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The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling Has Launched Their Newly Redesigned Website, Featuring News, Information, and Resources About Problem Gambling in Washington. This Comes Just In Time For National Problem Gambling Awareness Week, March 7-13, 2010.

We've made it fresh, bold, and most importantly, user-friendly.

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Interest in information on problem gambling is growing in Washington State. To assist consumers, the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (ECPG) redesigned the state’s most comprehensive Website for information on problem gambling at http://www.evergreencpg.org.

“We’ve made it fresh, bold and, most importantly, user-friendly,” notes Maureen Greeley, ECPG’s executive director. “Internet users can now find what they need to know about problem gambling programs, services, and resources quickly.”

Topics include signs and symptoms of problem gambling, low-cost and no-cost treatment for Washington residents, free resources, training, and continuing education opportunities for counselors, information for the gaming industry on responsible gaming programs, youth awareness and prevention programs, articles, archives, and more.

Since May 2006, ECPG has received more than 30,000 requests for information on problem gambling from individuals in 37 of Washington State’s 39 counties. Most of the requests come through a Problem Gambling Helpline (800-547-6133) staffed 24-hours a day. A growing number of requests, however, are coming through ECPG’s website.

The site was completed in time for National Problem Gambling Awareness Week, March 7-13, 2010. For more information about the Website, contact Rhonda Stone, ECPG Community Education Coordinator, at 360-352-6133 or rstone(at)evergreencpg(dot)org.

The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling is dedicated to increasing public awareness of problem gambling, expanding the availability of services for problem gamblers and their families, and encouraging research and programs for prevention and education. Established in 1991 as a private, nonprofit organization, the Council provides statewide confidential support through its 24-hour Problem Gambling Helpline (800-547-6133) and public awareness, education, prevention, training, and resource development services. Visit our website at http://www.evergreencpg.org.

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