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We have a long history of slamming William Hill when they do wrong, so it's only fair that we praise them when they do something right. The group this week announced that've donated $50,000 to the New Jersey Council of Compulsive Gambling.
The move comes as William Hill is trying to push their "Nobody Harmed" responsible gaming program out further from their home base in the UK. The Council of Compulsive Gambling aims to raise awareness to problem betting as well as treatment options for affected players. William Hill is launching a new sportsbetting center in New Jersey, and they'll offer online wagers to punters.
As part of the deal, William Hill will also work to help produce a video with the council to show the harm of gambling addiction, with references to resources also included.
Commenting on the agreement William Hill U.S. CEO Joe Asher said, "We are proud to partner with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey on bringing attention to this extremely important issue."
Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Executive Director Neva Pryor added: "The Council is delighted to receive this donation in order to alert the public that problem gambling is a treatable disease and that there is help not only for the problem gambler but for the family as well."
"The Council and its Board are neither for nor against gambling, but if you do gamble, do so responsibly. A new video has been produced through this generous contribution and targets the family to let them know that they are not alone and that there are support, treatment and hope through the 800-GAMBLER phone number and the 800GAMBLER.org website. There, they will find resources and help available 24 hours a day, 7days a week."
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