Consumer Protection Reminds the Public to Utilize Responsible Gaming Resources Ahead of Super Bowl
Self-Exclusion List Is Available for Individuals Who May Experience Problem Gaming Habits
HARTFORD — The Department of Consumer Protection, along with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Connecticut Council on Problem Gaming, is reminding adults who choose to participate in sports wagering to review responsible gaming resources ahead of the 2023 Super Bowl.
“It is important to learn the signs of problem gambling and to practice responsible gaming habits,” said DCP Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull. “Big events like the Super Bowl can be an exciting opportunity for adults who participate in sports wagering, but they can also be triggering for individuals who experience gambling addiction. We’re reminding all adults who choose to place bets this weekend to do so responsibly. That means setting limits on time and money spent, and adhering to them.”
“If you find that gambling is a problem for you or someone in your life, we encourage you to seek support,” said DMHAS Commissioner Nancy Navarretta. “You can access free, confidential help through DMHAS’ network of gambling-specific treatment options and other recovery supports by visiting portal.ct.gov/DMHAS-PGS or calling the Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-888-789-7777.”
“If you or someone you know plans to wager on the Super Bowl, then it is a good idea to learn the strategies to keep the game fun by playing safe and smart,” said Diana Goode, Executive Director of the CT Council on Problem Gambling. “Know the odds and how the bets work before you make them, stick to your money limits, and don’t make additional bets to make up for losses are just a few of the tips you can find at www.responsibleplayct.org.”
The Department of Consumer Protection offers a statewide portal for consumers to voluntarily exclude themselves from being able to participate in gaming activities in Connecticut. More than 2,000 individuals have signed up for self-exclusion since the list’s inception in September 2021.
If you or someone you know is looking for resources and support for problems relating to gambling, call, or chat with the Connecticut Council on Problem Gaming 24/7 confidential Problem Gambling Helpline at 1(888) 789-7777 or visit www.ccpg.org.Information on services available in Connecticut for those who may have a problem with gambling is also available at portal.ct.gov/problemgaming. You may also learn about self-exclusion at ct.gov/selfexclusion.