It is National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

In Observance of National Problem Gambling Awareness Week, recognizes the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, an organization that provides information, education, assistance and resources to those struggling with a gambling problem

Press Release (PressBurner) Mar 09, 2010 - “Factors unique to older seniors such as isolation, loneliness, mental or physical illness are considered to increase their risk of developing gambling problems. Additionally, a study by McNeilly & Burke concluded the top reasons seniors gamble are: relaxation, boredom, passing time, and getting away for the day,” said Karen Frye, CFO and Co-founder of

The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling is a resource for those with a gambling problem or who think they might have a problem. Their mission is ‘to generate awareness, promote education and advocate for quality treatment of problem gambling in the State of Nevada.’ While the name includes Nevada, they provide information and resources that are available to anyone struggling with gambling.

“Bottom line, if you, your aging parent or loved one is frustrated, angry or fearful due to a gambling addiction or problem, you are not alone. The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling encourages you to reach out to people who understand, and find the help you need – without shame or fear of judgment.”, concludes Frye.

If you, or someone you love is experiencing problems related to gambling call the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling at 1-800-522-4700 or visit them at

For additional information on Problem Gambling and seniors visit today.

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Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 5:20am
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Elder care information, gambling and seniors, senior gambling addictions, aging parent care
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6955 N. Durango, Ste. #1115-241