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Online Casino Gambling Awareness Week

Gambling, as a pastime both at the online casino and at land based casinos, has become a very popular form of entertainment. Whether it’s online casino sports gambling or just playing casino games, 2005 was a boomer year for online casinos both online and “offline”. As the increased popularity of online gambling occurs, more and more casino players come out of the woodwork; as more gamblers are discovered, so are problem gamblers. In light of the increased popularity of gambling, many states in America at the moment are marking the Problem Gambling Awareness Week.

Even though online casino gambling need not develop into a problem if controlled, there are some people who have a tendency to develop obsessions and compulsions, and gambling can sometimes trigger behavior. Most people can manage to have the occasional alcoholic drink without turning into alcoholics and likewise with online casino gambling. The Problem Gambling Awareness Week is aiming to bring this problem to the forefront and to help develop programs which can help these people.

Some states have recently recognized online casino gambling as a disorder that can be treated medically. This recognition will in turn allow the states to fund programs and organizations which will benefit those with gambling problems. This week will help raise the awareness of this problem and hopefully assist those in need.

OCA News Editor

Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.