California Council on Problem Gambling Issues Thank You to Supporters While Congratulating Re-certified Casinos

Share Article

As two casinos re-certify for the 8th consecutive year through CCPG, the organization issues a thank-you to its supporters. As a non-profit, CCPG must rely on the help of its supporters to offer education, awareness and outreach services surrounding problem gambling.

A vast majority of Californians enjoy gambling from time to time, but for 3.7 percent of the people gambling grows into a problem. This amounts to about one million adults in California who experience a problem with gambling each year.

The California Council on Problem Gaming (CCPG) has announced that two casinos, San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino and Viejas Casino and Resort, have recently re-certified as Responsible Gambling Facilities in the state for their eighth consecutive years. CCPG also notes that a new property, Redwood Hotel • Casino, completed its certification for the first time earlier this month. To earn this certification, each property must fulfill a comprehensive list of requirements including property-wide training, appropriate marketing and a demonstrated willingness to promote responsible gambling within their establishments. In addition to announcing the re-certifications, CCPG wishes to thank its supporters for their help throughout the year.

According to statistics from the 2006 California Prevalence Survey a vast majority of Californians enjoy gambling from time to time, but for 3.7 percent of the people gambling grows into a problem. This amounts to about one million adults in California who experience a problem with gambling each year – a problem which not only affects themselves, but may also impact family, friends, employers, co-workers and other important people in their lives.

CCPG is a non-profit organization, and that means it relies on help from supporters to provide its services to the state and the state's casinos. A CCPG spokesperson indicated the importance of this support: "Without our supporters, including the United Auburn Indian Community, BlueCom360, the Barona Band of Mission Indians, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and many others, we would not be able to provide essential help services to tens of thousands of Californians each year. We want to thank them for their support throughout 2014."

The money donated by these supporters helped fund CCPG's awareness, outreach, and education programs. Through these efforts, many Californians who are struggling with gambling addiction were able to get help. "Our supporters are one of our most valuable assets," stated the CCPG spokesperson. "We really cannot thank them enough for their help. With their support, we are able to make California's gambling community a safer one while also lessening the impact of gambling addiction in our state."

About CCPG

CCPG is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting problem gamblers and their families. It was established in 1986 and since that time has educated, helped or otherwise touched the lives of millions of people through education and awareness about the disease of gambling addiction. To find out more about what CCPG offers, contact them at 714-765-5804 or visit them online at http://www.calpg.org.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Robert Jacobson
Visit website