Joint Press Conference Focusing on

Compulsive Gambling

WHAT: The New Jersey Lottery, in partnership with the Council on Compulsive Gambling (CCGNJ) and the Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health (DMHAS) will hold a joint press conference to mark National Problem Gambling Awareness Week that takes place

March 3 – 9 and New Jersey Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

WHY: The statewide campaign is designed to increase public and professional awareness of problem gambling issues and availability of services to assist those affected by problem gambling. The campaign is part of a national effort to spread the word that there is help for problem gambling and their families.

WHO: Carole Hedinger, Executive Director, New Jersey Lottery

Lynn Kovich, Assistant Commissioner, DMHAS

Don Weinbaum, Executive Director, CCGNJ

Jeff Beck, National Chairman, National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

WHEN: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: New Jersey Lottery Headquarters

One Lawrence Park Complex

1333 Brunswick Avenue Circle

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

MEDIA:        OPEN. For details contact Judith Drucker at (609) 826-7477 or

MaryAnn Rivell at (609) 599-5943.

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