Addiction and substance abuse

An ad for the American Gaming Association is seen tested on a screen after an NHL hockey game between the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Washington. The gambling industry is launching a campaign to urge sports bettors to wager responsibly, including setting and sticking to a budget, and learning thoroughly about anything on which they make a bet. The gaming association on Thursday launched its "Have A Game Plan" campaign in hockey arenas in Washington and Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 05, 2020 - 9:23 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The gambling industry is launching a campaign to urge sports bettors to wager responsibly, including setting and sticking to a budget, and learning thoroughly about anything on which they make a bet. The American Gaming Association on Thursday launched its “Have A Game...
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In this Dec. 15, 2019 photo Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) sets up against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The NFL has suspended indefinitely Josh Gordon for violating league policies on performance enhancers. Gordon was reinstated by the NFL in August after having been suspended indefinitely in December 2018, missing the final three games of last season for violations of the league's substance abuse policy. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
December 16, 2019 - 9:29 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The troubles that have followed Josh Gordon throughout his career continued Monday as the Seahawks wide receiver was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the league's drug policy again. Gordon tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and “substances of abuse...
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December 16, 2019 - 4:33 pm
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New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up at NFL football practice, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 19, 2019 - 5:26 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Oft-suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon returned to the New England Patriots' practice field on Monday without pads and without saying when he might be able to play again. Gordon was seen stretching on the field during the portion of the team's workout that was open to the...
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FILE - This June 14, 2018 file photo shows bettors waiting to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City hours after it began accepting sports bets. It's hard enough for compulsive gamblers to stop betting. Now, in a growing number of places, they're being bombarded with ads urging them to bet on sports. It's a temptation they didn't face a year ago. And it's raising questions as to how tightly regulated sports betting advertising should be in the United States. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 01, 2019 - 4:26 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an...
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FILE - This June 14, 2018 file photo shows bettors waiting to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City hours after it began accepting sports bets. It's hard enough for compulsive gamblers to stop betting. Now, in a growing number of places, they're being bombarded with ads urging them to bet on sports. It's a temptation they didn't face a year ago. And it's raising questions as to how tightly regulated sports betting advertising should be in the United States. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 01, 2019 - 12:12 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an...
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Craig Carton, right, the former co-host of a sports radio show with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, arrives at federal court to be sentenced for defrauding investors in a ticket reselling business, Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 05, 2019 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sports radio personality Craig Carton was sentenced to 3½ years in prison Friday by a longtime fan and listener — the judge — for a ticket reselling scam that ended his broadcast partnership with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason. Carton, convicted in November of conspiracy, wire...
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Ted Leonsis, owner of the NHL Capitols and NBA Wizards, addresses the American Gaming Association's Sports Betting Executive Summit, at the MGM Grand National Harbor Casino, in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The Supreme Court ruled last May 14 that any state can legalize sports betting if it chooses, and since then the action has been swift. Sports gambling is now legal in eight states, with more than 20 others at least considering legalization. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
March 28, 2019 - 5:08 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A year ago, Nevada was the only state where single-game sports bets were legal, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expected to be successful in persuading the Supreme Court to maintain that status quo. Listen to him now. "What we've learned is it's another point of engagement...
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FILE- In this March 12, 2019, file photo Rhode Island Rep. Teresa Tanzi addresses legislators during a late afternoon session on gaming at the State House in Providence, R.I. As lawmakers nationwide decide whether to allow sports betting in their state, they’re debating whether bets, like almost everything else in our lives, can be managed online or whether wagers should be made only in person. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
March 17, 2019 - 9:16 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there's an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they allow it? As state legislatures across the U.S. decide whether to authorize sports gambling, lawmakers are debating whether the bets...
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File-This a 2016 photo shows Randy Gregory of the Dallas Cowboys NFL football team. Gregory has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, the fourth time the troubled player has been banned by the league. The suspension announced Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, comes about seven months after Gregory was reinstated by Commissioner Roger Goodell following a lengthy process aimed at reviving his career. Gregory missed 30 of the 32 games over two seasons as a result of his first three suspensions. (AP Photo/File)
February 26, 2019 - 5:16 pm
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory was suspended indefinitely Tuesday for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, the fourth time the troubled player has been banned by the league. The suspension comes about seven months after Gregory was reinstated by Commissioner Roger Goodell...
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