CEO Marlene Warner delves into the concerning trend of young people bypassing age restrictions to place online sports bets. It’s prompting more players to reach out for help — and underscores the urgent need to strengthen consumer protections. Read the cover story in the Boston Globe.
60 Minutes: Technology has fueled a sports betting boom and a spike in problem gambling, addiction therapist warns
The sports betting boom, fueled by technology, has given risen to a spike in young problem gamblers. Learn more about these concerning trends in CBS’ 60 Minutes segment.
One year into the launch of legalized sports betting in the Bay State, record numbers of people are reaching out for support. CEO Marlene Warner discussed the growing volume of calls, LiveChat messages, Voluntary Self-Exclusion enrollments, and player outreach with NBC 10’s Eli Rosenberg. She also shares some of the goals for year two, including […]
New England Public Media: Despite millions of dollars earmarked for gambling treatment in Massachusetts, few in state get help
Historic resources demand historic accountability and transparency. Massachusetts must better track problem gambling funds and results so we can improve access and care to all. The status quo is concerning. Hear and read more in Part 2 of a Safe Bet, a three-part series for New England Public Media. The piece features interviews with MACGH […]
New England Public Media: As gambling expands in Massachusetts, some staff inside casino watch for players in trouble
Earlier this year, Massachusetts introduced sports betting. In a three-part series for New England Public Media, Karen Brown looks at how the state’s gambling regulators and health officials are spending that money. Part 1 overviews the GameSense program and Voluntary Self-Exclusion and features GameSense Manager Amy Gabrila and MACGH CEO Marlene Warner. Read and listen […]
If you’re playing the Powerball jackpot, it’s important to have perspective on the possibility of winning. Chief Communications Officer Phil Sherwood offered insights on ways individuals can keep a safe, healthy approach to their play. Read more in The Sun Chronicle.
Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health Wins the 2023 American Gambling Awards Responsible Gaming Award
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The American Gambling Awards is pleased to announce the Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health (MACGH) has won the 2023 “Responsible Gaming Award.” The American Gambling Awards is produced by Gambling.com Group Limited (Nasdaq: GAMB) (“Gambling.com Group” or the “Group”), a leading provider of player acquisition services for the regulated global online gambling industry. […]
Chief Communications Officer Phil Sherwood spoke to WCVB’s Angel Salcedo about how the accessibility of sports betting apps is driving dangerous trends found in a recent Men’s Health survey. Out of 3,800 men surveyed, 61 percent bet on sports either daily or weekly Of the men surveyed who place sports bets, 34 percent say it […]
Since the launch of legalized sports betting, more Bay Staters are opting out of legal gaming in Massachusetts and enrolling in Voluntary Self-Exclusion. Chief Operations Officer Chelsea Turner unpacked the numbers and shared how the GameSense team is meeting these new demands for State House News Service. Learn more about pausing play with Voluntary Self-Exclusion. […]
Haraden Bottomley, a journalism major at Boston College, shared his personal reflections on sports betting and its impact on college campuses. With the recent expansion of legalized sports betting in Massachusetts, we welcomed his unique perspective as a college student in this growing, ever-evolving world. Chief Communications Officer Phil Sherwood provided background for the piece. […]