CCPG Awards Annual Responsible Gaming Certifications

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The California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) has awarded annual responsible gambling certifications to the San Manuel Casino and the Pechanga Resort Casino.

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More than one million adults in California will experience problems resulting from their gambling during their lifetimes,” says Robert Jacobson, the Executive Director of CCPG. “We applaud these casinos for working to create a healthier, safer environment for their guests.

The California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) has awarded annual Responsible Gaming Certifications to two California casinos: the San Manuel Casino and the Pechanga Resort Casino.

Certified casinos have demonstrated their commitment toward creating a healthier environment for their guests by following CCPG’s “seven principles of responsible gaming.” This includes maintaining responsible marketing policies, scheduling a comprehensive team member training, offering a self-exclusion program, and ensuring that help and prevention information is readily accessible to all.

“More than one million adults in California will experience problems resulting from their gambling during their lifetimes,” says Robert Jacobson, the Executive Director of CCPG. “We applaud these casinos for working to create a healthier, safer environment for their guests.”

CCPG also offers a heartfelt “THANK YOU” to its community of supporters, without whom it would not be able to provide many of the services it does! These supporters include the United Auburn Indian Community, the Barona Band of Mission Indians, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the California Lottery, and the California Gaming Association.

Gambling addiction is a devastating yet treatable disease, which manifests as the inability to control one’s gambling, despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. If left untreated, it can have devastating consequences for the gambler (and the people around them), doing severe and sometimes irreparable harm to their finances, relationships, and mental and physical health.

The statewide helpline, 1-800-GAMBLER, is available 24/7/365, at no cost, and provides confidential crisis intervention and referral services in English, Spanish and Chinese, with translation services available for more than 240 languages and TTY for the hearing impaired. You can also chat with a counselor by texting ‘support’ to 53342, or visiting http://www.800gambler.chat.

If you are struggling with a gambling problem, or have been affected by someone else’s gambling, there is help available at NO COST. Services include one on one therapy, group sessions, and intensive outpatient or residential treatment. For more information about these and other services, call the 1-800-GAMBLER helpline. Treatment is funded under the California Gambling Education and Treatment Services program (CalGETS), and is available at no cost to residents of California who exhibit at least one symptom of gambling disorder.

ABOUT CCPG

CCPG is a non-profit organization, founded in 1986, dedicated to assisting problem gamblers and their loved ones by promoting awareness, education, research, prevention and treatment for problem gambling. CCPG is one of 36 state affiliates of the National Council on Problem Gambling.

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