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NJ touts problem gambling help ahead of Super Bowl


HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — With the Super Bowl less than a week away, New Jersey is taking its programs to help compulsive gamblers on the road.

The state Council on Compulsive Gambling launched a mobile billboard Tuesday that will drive around the area of Met Life Stadium and other heavily populated areas of the state.

It publicizes the 1-800-GAMBLER help line and other programs to assist problem gamblers.

The council wants to reach as many of the estimated 35,000 New Jerseyans who have sports betting problems as possible. That represents about 10 percent of the 350,000 New Jerseyans who the council says have gambling problems of any sort.

The effort will run until the day after the Super Bowl, which will put the Seattle Seahawks against the Denver Broncos on Sunday in East Rutherford.