Joe Turbessi


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April 10, 2012: Speech at Penn State University Altoona Campus 8-10PM

April 3, 2012: Speech at UMass Amherst (Closed event)

March 20, 2012: Speech at the University of Southern Maine 4:00 PM

March 7, 2012: Speech at Southern CT State University

March 6, 2012: Speech at Central CT State University 5:30-7:00 PM

March 6-10, 2012: National Problem Gambling Awareness Week (NPGAW)

February 21, 2012: Speech at Yale University

February 15, 2012: Speech at Eastern CT State University 6:30-8:00 PM

January 4, 2012: Speech at Joe Turbessi's former high school, Housatonic Valley Regional in Falls Village, CT.

July 18, 2011: Filming begins for the "Into the Muck" documentary

June 30-July 2, 2011: National Council on Problem Gambling's Annual Conference Boston, Massachusetts

June 18, 2011: Book signing at Borders, located at 1600 SouthEast Rd, Farmington, CT from 1:30-3:30PM

June 6, 2011: Guest Speaker at the Brad Davis Listener Luncheon at Adam's Mill Restaurant in Manchester, CT

May 17, 2011: Appearance on "Leatherneck and Lace" with Brad Davis and Mary Jones on WDRC

April 26, 2011: Speech at Southern CT State University

April 14, 2011: Speech for a college class in Massachusetts who have made "Into the Muck" part of their required reading

April 12, 2011: Sitting as part of a recovery panel with other recovering gambling addicts at Middlesex Community College

March 22, 2011: Appearance on "Better Connecticut" with Scot Haney and Kara Sundlun.

March 6-12, 2011: National Problem Gambling Awareness Week (www.NPGAW.org)

March 7, 2011 6:30pm: Speech at Southern Connecticut State University

March 2, 2011: Speech for the Newington Boy Scouts Troop 347 in Newington, CT

February 28, 2011: Speech at Eastern CT State University from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Student Center, "Raising awareness from a different perspective"

January 29, 2011 2pm: Book signing at Borders -- 1600 South East Rd, Farmington, CT

January 26, 2011: Appearance on the Brad Davis radio show "Talk of Connecticut" on WDRC

Mondays in December 2011: Appearance on "Manchester Review" on Cox Channel 15 with Jack Peak. The episode features Joe Turbessi along with Mary Drexler, Assistant Director of the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, speaking about gambling awareness and "Into the Muck"

December 10,2010: One Year Anniversary of quitting gambling

October 21, 2010: Speech and book signing at the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling's (CCPG) Annual Conference at Water's Edge Resort in Westbrook, CT

October 21st 2010: "Into the Muck" officially released

Joe Turbessi

Joe Turbessi

Email me for details about potential speeches. I give talks to all types of settings about gambling, telling my story along with gambling related current events that have shaped the world we live in.


Praise for "Into the Muck"

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"A must read for any parent or high school student headed off to college..."


"Applicable to all addictions"


"An eye-opener"

"Into the Muck is a powerful and moving chronicle of a promising college student who was able to pull himself out of the devastating spiral of gambling addiction. Writing served as therapy and as a means of understanding the role gambling played in his life and relationships, including with his beloved late grandfather."

-- Keith Whyte, Executive Director
the National Council on Problem Gambling

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