WHERE MARCH MADNESS MEETS PGAM

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WHERE MARCH MADNESS MEETS PGAM

Postby Administrator » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:13 pm

>> Where March Madness Meets PGAM

For Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) (http://problemgamblingawarenessmonth.org/), organizations from around the country are supporting a grassroots campaign to help raise awareness concerning the issue of problem gambling. As you may know, basketball also takes center stage this month with March Madness, the NCAA’s largest sporting tournament where teams compete for the national championship.

So how are the two related? Betting on the March Madness games is big business. The NCAA tournament now surpasses the Super Bowl as the number one sports event for gambling. There is so much action going on from the first tip with four consecutive games going all through the day. The opening two days of the tournament feature over 16 games and give gamblers a ton of betting options.
Remember to be realistic: your odds of picking the perfect bracket are approximately one in 9.2 QUINTILLION.*

For gambling addicts in recovery, this time of year could be extremely difficult. From office pools to online gambling, the opportunity to wager may prove difficult to avoid.
During this time, be respectful of people’s boundaries. Should someone not want to participate in the office pool, respect their right to abstain. Should you or someone you know struggle with gambling, please know that help and hope are available by calling 888-ADMIT-IT.

>> PGAM in Full Swing

Did you know that March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month? If you would like to become a partner and help bring awareness to problem gambling, please contact us (email pgam@gamblinghelp.org) or visit our PGAM website (http://problemgamblingawarenessmonth.org/).

>> Alive After 5

On March 8, 2018, we joined our local community in Downtown Sanford for Alive After 5, Central Florida’s largest monthly street party.
We conducted 78 free screenings, handed out free materials, and spoke with those in attendance to spread the word about problem gambling and PGAM.

>> Peer Connect

At the FCCG we are proud to offer a unique program called Peer Connect, which enables HelpLine callers to speak directly with a recovering gambler or a loved one of a recovering gambler who can provide guidance and support from their first hand experience with problem gambling.

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS A GAMBLING PROBLEM, CALL 1-888-ADMIT-IT
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