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FOX61 Student News: New laws designed to bring awareness to problem gambling

Gambling can be entertaining, but realizing when it becomes an addiction is necessary.

WILTON, Conn. — Story by Andrew Acosta-Rua, Charlie Johnson

With the new law passed in the state of Connecticut making it easier for people to gamble, added to the already prevalent issue of gambling abuse, gambling is more than just a game. 

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Scott Nelson, Program Director of Outpatient Services in Waterbury, CT shares the true effects of gambling abuse, and how it is more common than you think. Gambling can be entertaining, but realizing when it becomes an addiction is necessary. 

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Ensuring that resources are provided for those who need support and educate our teens about the risk factors. So, if you need help, please seek it! Gambling can be fun, but be safe!

Resources for problem gambling

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