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1-800-GAMBLER Helpline Statistics for 2010 Are Here!

SUMMARY OF 2010 STATISTICS FOR 1-800-GAMBLER® HELPLINE

RELEASED BY COUNCIL ON COMPULSIVE GAMBLING OF NEW JERSEY, INC.

 

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. maintains a toll-free, 24 hour helpline 1-800-GAMBLER® to assist compulsive gamblers and other callers by providing information, education and referral services.

 

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Volume of Calls:

 

 

 

 

 

(Number of Calls to 1-800-GAMBLER)

16,751

15,223

13,576

13,489

10,901

(Total Calls including calls patched from 1-800-522-4700)

22,319

21,484

19,801

19,976

17,337

(Number of Intakes)

2,751

2,262

1,994

1,719

1,459

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Type Of Gambling:

 

 

 

 

 

     Casino (Machines)

26%

30%

30%

30%

26%

     Casino (Tables)

25%

26%

24%

24%

25%

     Lotteries

12%

12%

14%

15%

16%

     Horse Racing

7%

6%

4%

5%

3%

     Sports Betting

9%

7%

9%

9%

10%

     Cards/Dice

4%

4%

5%

4%

4%

     Bingo

1%

1%

>1%

>1%

>1%

     Stockmarket

1%

>1%

>1%

1%

1%

     Video Machines

>1%

>1%

>1%

>1%

>1%

     Internet

11%

6%

4%

4%

4%

     Games of Chance

1%

>1%

>1%

>1%

>1%

     Day Trading

>1%

>1%

>1%

>1%

>1%

     Other

>1%

>1%

>1%

>1%

>1%

     Unknown/Unspecified

5%

7%

8%

7%

11%

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Types Of Gambling:

 

 

 

 

 

     Casino (Machines)

29%

34%

33%

32%

27%

     Casino (Tables)

31%

33%

30%

27%

26%

     Lotteries

18%

15%

16%

19%

17%

     Horse Racing

10%

8%

5%

7%

5%

     Sports Betting

14%

11%

10%

11%

10%

     Cards/Dice

33%

23%

6%

6%

5%

     Bingo

1%

2%

1%

1%

1%

     Stockmarket

1%

>1%

1%

1%

1%

     Video Machines

>1%

1%

1%

>1%

1%

     Internet

15%

8%

5%

6%

5%

     Games of Chance

1%

1%

>1%

>1%

1%

     Day Trading

>1%

>1%

>1%

>1%

1%

     Other

1%

1%

>1%

>1%

1%

     Unknown/Unspecified

2%

5%

5%

5%

8%

    

 

 

 

 

 

Average Gambling Debt:

$28,049

$30,115

$39,881

$27,816

27,262

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Income:

$44,607

$46,495

$51,053

$50,213

52,300

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Age of Gambler:

41 yrs

42 yrs

42 yrs.

42 yrs

43 yrs

     Under 21

4%

3%

3%

3%

3%

     Over 55

15%

15%

14%

16%

16%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Gender:

 

 

 

 

 

     Male

71%

69%

68%

68%

70%

     Female

28%

29%

31%

30%

28%

     Unspecified

1%

2%

1%

2%

2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highest Occupational Categories:

 

 

 

 

 

     Sales

12%

13%

12%

8%

8%

     Service Workers

5%

5%

6%

8%

8%

     Professional/Technical

17%

14%

13%

12%

12%

     Gambling Industry

2%

2%

1%

1%

2%

     Retired

7%

7%

7%

8%

8%

     Unemployed

6%

6%

9%

12%

12%

     Transport

3%

2%

3%

3%

2%

     Disabled

3%

5%

5%

6%

6%

     Managerial Administrative

5%

5%

6%

5%

4%

     Laborer

9%

6%

3%

2%

3%

     Clerical

5%

6%

4%

4%

3%

     Not Specified

11%

16%

16%

20%

24%

     Student

4%

3%

4%

4%

3%

     Mechanic/Skilled Tradesman/Machine Operator

N/A

5%

7%

5%

4%

     Homemaker

N/A

N/A

1%

N/A

1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marital Status:

 

 

 

 

 

     Married

35%

31%

34%

32%

32%

     Single

31%

31%

34%

34%

32%

     Divorced

16%

17%

11%

11%

11%

     Separated

3%

3%

3%

2%

4%

     Widowed

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

     Living Together

2%

2%

2%

5%

1%

     Not Specified

11%

14%

14%

14%

18%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Size:

 

 

 

 

 

     Children Under 10

34%

27%

10%

22%

29%

     Children Over 20

38%

39%

14%

15%

39%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race/Ethnicity:

 

 

 

 

 

     White

81%

75%

69%

68%

68%

     African American

8%

11%

14%

14%

14%

     Hispanic/Latino

3%

3%

4%

5%

4%

     Asian

2%

3%

3%

4%

3%

     Native American

N/A

N/A

1%

0

0

     Not Specified/Unknown

5%

7%

8%

8%

10%

     Others

1%

1%

1%

1%

1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Called:

 

 

 

 

 

     Gambler

70%

70%

72%

71%

72%

     Other Than

30%

30%

28%

29%

28%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where Calls Were Referred:

 

 

 

 

 

     Gamblers Anonymous

N/A

N/A

87%

88%

86%

     Gam-Anon

N/A

N/A

21%

27%

24%

     Professional

N/A

N/A

53%

64%

59%

     Other

N/A

N/A

3%

9%

10%

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

   

 

 

 

 

 

     None

N/A

N/A

3%

3%

6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family History: