Online gambling a concern during the pandemic | Local News | sentinelsource.com – The Keene Sentinel

New Hampshire lottery sales, particularly from online games, are surging during the pandemic, and with that increase comes a jump in another statistic the number of problem gamblers who seek assistance for a disorder that can destroy lives. The National Council on Problem Gambling received 443 calls to its 24-hour helpline (800-522-4700) from New Hampshire…

Sign of the pandemic times: Increase in calls to 24-hour gambling helpline concerning – Manchester Ink Link

Ed Talbot, executive director of the New Hampshire Council on Problem Gambling, speaks at a celebration for two runners who had completed a half marathon for 40 consecutive years. Talbot said physical exercise can be helpful in recovery for compulsive gambling. Courtesy photo New Hampshire lottery sales, particularly from online games, are surging during the…

Connecticut lawmakers back sports betting, online gambling to fund debt-free community college – Hartford Courant

Leading Democrats are backing a proposed bill to legalize sports betting and online gambling with plans to fund Connecticuts debt-free community college program through iLottery revenue. In 2019, the state established the Pledge to Advance Connecticut, or PACT, program to cover the leftover costs of attending one of the states community colleges after students received…