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New Jersey Gambling and Problem Gambling Fact Sheet


Gambling and Problem Gambling Fact Sheet


NJ Gambling Revenue (2009): 

Legal Gaming Revenue* (excludes sports and illegal internet gambling) - $5.7 Billion

State Revenues Derived from Gambling - $1.25 Billion


NJ Problem Gambling Prevalence:

Statewide Adult/Adolescent Problem and Pathological Gambling Population - 350,000


NJ State Funding for Problem Gambling:

FY 2012 Appropriation for Treatment /Prevention of Problem Gambling - $850,000

 (Note: Funding was reduced by $120,000 – a 12 % cut - effective 7/1/10)


The numbers in Perspective:


Problem Gambling Funding / Gaming Revenue – 0.015 %

Problem Gambling Funding per Capita – $0.097

Funding per Problem Gambler – $2.43



NJ Funding (including “pass-through”) for Drug/Alcohol Addictions - $150 Million +

          (per capita: $ 17.00 ; per alcohol/drug abuser: $186.00)


Other States:

  PA Funding for Compulsive Gambling - $3 Million

  MA Funding for Compulsive Gambling - $5 Million+


Federal Funding for Problem Gambling:  $0


Social Costs of Gambling Addiction in New Jersey - $250 Million

Social Costs – Calculated based on National Gambling Impact Study Commission estimates that each pathological gambler costs society $1,200 per year, and each problem gambler $715.  Additional research shows $1 in problem gambling services saves $2 in social costs.


Helpline Calls from NJ to 1-800-GAMBLER: 17,028 total/ 1641 crisis calls


For More Information:

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey

3635 Quakerbridge Rd., Ste 7

Hamilton, NJ 08619

Phone 609.588.5515

Fax 609.588.5665


*Data Compiled From:,,

 2009 Casino City North American Gaming Almanac,                                                       Rev 1/12

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