With the rapid expansion of gambling and the record-breaking introduction of mobile sports betting, there is no better time to bring this issue to the forefront. NYCPG and the seven local PGRC’s are calling on everyone to shine the light on problem gambling, an issue that impacts millions of American adults. We all must collaborate to raise awareness of problem gambling, prevent any additional problems related to gambling, and get those in need to adequate, local support services.
The New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) and the Problem Gambling Resource Centers (PGRC) are working to Shine A Light on Problem Gambling. Part of this effort is to encourage communities and landmarks to join our efforts in bringing awareness to our mission. We are reaching out to our trusted partners and community champions to support our efforts. The wider our reach, the more likely we are to reach those affected negatively by problem gambling.
Please see the suggested ideas below on how you can participate and support the campaign.
Pledge to Shine a Light on Problem Gambling – Complete the contact form and select all that you are interested in:
Shine A Light
Albany International Airport Gateway Arch
The Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex
The Lake Placid Olympic Center
Penn Station- East End Gateway
One World Trade Center
Gov. Cuomo Bridge
The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
State Education Building
Alfred E Smith State Office Building
Empire State Plaza
State Fair Grounds – Main Gate and Expo Center
The Franklin D Roosevelt Bridge
Grand Central Terminal
Pershing Square Viaduct
High level Bridge
Barclay Damon Building
Alfred E Smith State Office
Syracuse City Hall
Fair Port Lift Bridge over Erie Canal