Press and Updates
New Sports Betting Self-Exclusion in Place for March Madness
Amidst March Madness and Mobile Betting Launch, Massachusetts Unveils New Voluntary Self-Exclusion Option for Sports Fans Sports Wagering Voluntary Self-Exclusion offers new option within state responsible gambling program as nearly one in 5 Americans are betting on...
MassLive: Are you and your kids overwhelmed by Mass. sports betting ads? You’re not alone
Additional consumer protections are needed for sports betting, including coordinated efforts across sportsbooks. It's imperative for at-risk populations. CEO Marlene explains more. Read the article.
Associated Press: Online betting begins in sports-crazed Massachusetts
CEO Marlene Warner discussed at-risk groups for sports betting with AP gambling reporter Steve LeBlanc. Read the article.
CBS Boston: Massachusetts opens sports betting as March Madness begins
CEO Marlene Warner was featured in CBS Boston’s coverage of legalized mobile sports betting, sharing the anticipated outreach from young men. Read the article.
WBUR Morning Edition (NPR Boston): The risks of problem gambling as online sports betting gets underway in Massachusetts
WBUR Morning Edition host Rupa Shenoy spoke with CEO Marlene Warner about problem gambling and established consumer safeguards, including player health strategies and Voluntary Self-Exclusion. Listen to the conversation.
NBC 10 Boston: 6 Companies Have Been Approved Ahead of Mobile Sports Betting Launch in Mass. on Friday
CEO Marlene Warner talked to NBC 10’s John Moroney about additional consumer protections needed, including access and advertising regulations. Read and watch the piece.
Boston Herald: Massachusetts is facing a ‘relentless barrage’ of sports betting ads, restrictions are needed now: Advocates
Boston Herald’s Rick Sobey interviewed CEO Marlene Warner about the unknown cognitive and social impact of sports betting advertising. Read the article.
Cape Cod Times: Sports betting is legal in Massachusetts. Here’s help for gambling addiction.
CEO Marlene Warner explained the existing consumer protections in the state’s sports betting legislation. Read the article.
PlayMA.com: Why Massachusetts Could Be Industry Leader In Responsible Gambling
CEO Marlene Warner spoke about the importance of funding research to better understand sports betting behaviors and problem gambling. Read the article.
WCVB (ABC Boston): Here’s when mobile sports betting will be allowed in Massachusetts
WCVB's Sharman Sacchetti interviewed CEO Marlene Warner about the Commonwealth's Sports Wagering Self-Exclusion program available ahead of the launch of legalized mobile sports betting. Watch the full clip.
PlayColorado.com: Colorado Introduces Responsible Gambling Grant Funding
The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission awarded The Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health a grant to address statewide gambling — honing in on treatment, education, counseling, research, and player outreach efforts. Read the article.
US Bets: Colorado Approves More Than $1.5 Million To Combat Problem Gambling
Ahead of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, The Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health was one of three organizations to receive Colorado’s first-ever distribution of designated funds to combat problem gambling. Read the article.
WBUR (NPR Boston): Program meant to prevent gambling abuse in Massachusetts gearing up for sports betting
COO Chelsea Turner shared how GameSense Advisors are preparing for the legalization of mobile sports betting. Read the article.
Gaming Today: Massachusetts Regulators Expected To Be Tough on Sports Betting Operators
CEO Marlene Warner was interviewed by Gaming Today's Christopher Gerlacher about regulating the expansion of legalized sports betting in the Commonwealth. Read the full article.
Sports betting’s taking the field today.
Sports betting’s taking the field today. Super Bowl advertising is in a league of its own. Ads range from endearing to enticing, bottling up a combination of popular culture and shifting trends. The captive audience? The 192.9 million Americans expected to tune into...
WHDH Boston: CEO Marlene Warner on Sports Betting Legalization
Boston's WHDH interviewed CEO Marlene Warner about at-risk groups for sports betting, and the signs to watch out for if someone has trouble setting limits for gambling. Watch the clip.
WTAG Worcester: CEO Marlene Warner on
CEO Marlene Warner was interviewed on WTAG 580 AM/94.9 FM morning drive time, discussing responsible play while sports betting. Listen to the radio interview.
FOX 25 Boston: CEO Marlene Warner on Sports Betting
CEO Marlene Warner spoke with FOX 25's Elizabeth Hopkins about making responsible, safe choices when legally placing bets on sports. "Whether it's the Academy Awards or what color Gatorade will be poured over the coach's head at the end of the game, lots of folks are...
Associated Press: Massachusetts kicks off sports betting ahead of Super Bowl
Associated Press: Massachusetts kicks off sports betting ahead of Super Bowl BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts sports fans who want to wager on their favorite teams are finally getting their chance as the state kicks off sports betting at casinos Tuesday, with online...
WCVB: Sports betting begins in Massachusetts: Everything you need to know
WCVB: Sports betting begins in Massachusetts: Everything you need to know With the expansion of legalized sports betting, CEO Marlene Warner spoke to WCVB on GameSense's role in supporting patrons and the warning signs of problematic gambling. Read the full...
GBH: Sports betting goes live in Massachusetts as all eyes turn to state’s newest industry
GBH: Sports betting goes live in Massachusetts as all eyes turn to state's newest industry Listen to CEO Marlene Warner discuss the research and risks behind sports betting on GBH.
NBC Boston: CEO Marlene Warner on Sports Wagering Launch
CEO Marlene Warner spoke to NBC 10 Boston News about player health pending the Bay State's launch of in-person sports betting. Watch the interview.
Boston Herald: Unclaimed lottery winnings hit $12M in 2022
More than $12 million in lottery winnings went unclaimed in Massachusetts in the fiscal year 2022, a nearly $4 million increase over the previous year, a State Lottery spokesperson said. While most of those funds go back into the state's general fund to be distributed...
Creating my normal. Niamh’s story.
In our new Tell Your Story series, we’ll be featuring stories of those who have experienced or have been impacted by problem gambling. Creating my normal. Niamh’s story. Growing up, I had itchy feet. I was the middle child of five, sandwiched between two rambunctious...
CEO Marlene Warner on ALL IN Podcast
CEO Marlene Warner covered a range of topics on ALL IN: The Addicted Gambler's Podcast with Brian Hatch and Jeff Wasserman, including training for clinicians, sports betting consumer protections, advertising regulations, responsible gambling, GameSense, and even how...