May 22, 2015 |
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Inc., a nonprofit that attempts to educate the public on the potential problems of gambling, appointed Neva Pryor as executive director. Before joining the Hamilton, N.J., nonprofit, Pryor was gambling supervisor with the Office of Addiction Services for the City of Philadelphia. The council had $975,553 in revenue in the year ended June 30, 2014, most of it from government grants, according to its most recent tax return. email@example.com 215-854-4651 @InqBrubaker
January 29, 2015 |
ARNIE WEXLER will not watch a minute of Super Bowl XLIX. Not the anthem, sung in a crisp 2:03 by Idina Menzel. Not the coin toss, heads. Not the halftime show with Katy Perry, who will sing "Roar. " Not the babbling-head, overinflated pregame, halftime, postgame shows. Arnie Wexler is a recovering gambling addict and does not dare trigger feelings of temptation, even though the last bet he made was April 10, 1968. "The Super Bowl to a recovering gambler," he grumbled, "is like New Year's Eve to a recovering alcoholic.
August 29, 2014 |
YESTERDAY'S gruesome developments along the Schuylkill, said by cops to be possibly linked to Asian drug gangs, was not the first time Asian gang violence has made news in Philadelphia. In 2012, Sophos Siv, 40, was tied up, beaten and shot in his Olney home. A gunbattle over his killing ensued this year between reported Cambodian gang members. In 2005, five or six Asian men wearing bandannas drove through South Philly and opened fire, killing Angel Mucciolo, 18, a bystander. The case was believed to be gang-related.
November 27, 2013 |
If it is true, as research has suggested, that people who live within 10 miles of a casino are twice as likely as others to become addicted to gambling, what happens if casino gambling is as close as a laptop computer - or a smartphone? New Jersey is about to find out. Thirteen online gambling sites sponsored by six Atlantic City casinos received a green light to open to the public and start advertising to gamblers at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said Monday.
May 3, 2013 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie made regulatory oversight - especially safeguards for those who are underage and additional funding for treatment of compulsive gamblers - key to his signing off on the bill that legalized Internet gaming in New Jersey. On Wednesday, a forum on "Responsible Gambling for the Future" at the Statehouse Annex, far from the glamour and glitz of Atlantic City, addressed those issues and others. The forum's goal, said Donald Weinbaum, executive director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, was to come up with a tenable five-year work plan among all sectors involved as gaming options proliferate - a process that "will ultimately lead to an expanded system of prevention, awareness, early intervention, and treatment services for persons at risk of gambling addiction.
December 2, 2011 |
TRENTON - New Jerseyans would be able to bet on sports games using their home computers or smartphones under a proposal making its way through the Legislature. Though the sports-betting measure was designed to drive customers to casinos and tracks - with hopes they would then gamble on table games and slots or wager on horses - the legislation also would allow state residents at least 21 years old to use computers or electronic handheld devices to bet on sports games, as long as the individuals were physically in the state.
August 7, 2011 |
Profits and parenting are on a collision course at Parx Casino. Becoming the quintessential "neighborhood casino" has given Parx the dubious distinction of being the only gambling hall in Pennsylvania where adults have been caught leaving children in vehicles parked outside while they gambled inside. The increasingly tense clash of parental responsibility and casino accountability could be taken up Aug. 18 before the state Gaming Control Board in Harrisburg. Thus far, no fines have been levied on Parx because of recurring incidents of child neglect by its patrons.
September 21, 2010 |
SugarHouse Casino opened its door to gamblers yesterday, hosting an invitation-only event with proceeds benefiting four local charities. "If you get through the first 15 minutes, you're off to a good start," SugarHouse General Manager Wendy Hamilton said. "We got through the first 15 minutes. " All of the casino's earnings from the two-day trial - yesterday and tomorrow - will be split equally by the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, the Fraternal Order of Police Survivor's Fund, Greater Philadelphia Traditions Fund and the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center.
June 8, 2010
When Parx casino officials joined other slots-parlor operators in 2008 to beat back a Harrisburg proposal that they issue their regular customers monthly gambling statements, the Bensalem casino pledged that Parx would "continue to identify quickly" anyone who showed problem gambling or drinking habits. But it looks as if Parx missed a high roller who, Montgomery County authorities say, had no business frequenting the Bucks County slots joint. In May, former Jenkintown tax collector Michael H. O'Neill, 50, was charged with blowing nearly $182,000 in tax receipts at Parx during a yearlong gambling binge.
October 30, 2008
The legalization of slots in Pennsylvania has certainly helped to boost tax revenue - as advertised by Gov. Rendell and others who supported the expansion of gambling. But often overlooked in the rush to count the tax "winnings" is that the state-sanctioned slots racket comes with heavy costs. Along with the tax benefits, slots gambling is wreaking havoc on many lives, including residents who can ill afford to gamble, as Inquirer reporter Suzette Parmley detailed Sunday. Granted, since the first slots parlor opened in November 2006, Pennsylvania has raked in $1.8 billion in revenue.