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Problem gambling advocates call for more safeguards to protect vulnerable

Members of the Council on Problem Gambling say vendors aren't paying their share to help advertise the problem gambling hotline.

News 12 Staff

Jan 24, 2022, 10:31 PM

Updated 904 days ago

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A little over three months after online gambling launched in Connecticut, representatives from tribal nations and gambling vendors called to address the General Assembly's Public Safety and Security committee Monday saying business is good. But problem gambling advocates are calling for more safeguards.
Those advocates say more needs to be done to protect the vulnerable.
Protections for consumers include two-step authentication and a forced logout if you've been using a betting platform for more than 30 minutes.
Members of the Council on Problem Gambling say vendors aren't paying their share to help advertise the problem gambling hotline.
Casinos are required to give the number for the hotline on all billboard, TV and radio ads. Calls jumped up 80% after the state legalized online gambling in October.


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