New York: Pro-gambling lawmaker Addabbo set to host problem gambling Zoom meeting

New York: Pro-gambling lawmaker Addabbo set to host problem gambling Zoom meeting

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  • David Danzis , PlayNY
August 29, 2023 3:53 PM

A New York lawmaker who advocates for expanding legal gambling in the Empire State is also a leading proponent of putting state resources toward helping those who are vulnerable or prone to addiction disorders.

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Sen. Joseph Addabbo, D-Queens, will be hosting a virtual problem gambling education seminar on Sept. 13 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The one-hour NY responsible gambling session is taking place in recognition of both Responsible Gambling Education Month and Recovery Month, according to a press release from the senator’s office.

Addabbo, chairman of the state Senate Commission on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, said he has a “responsibility to bring this event to the community for the public good.”