Colorado is a revenue first state spending little to help problem Gamblers


Colorado has an estimated 94,621 (2.4%) of adults believed to presently have signs of a gambling problem. While this estimate is most likely low due to people under reporting their tendencies, it is still a problem to be addressed.

State revenues in 2012 were $1.3 billion which ranks 33rd out of all states. This revenue is from a state lottery, 2 Indian casinos, 41 commercial casinos and charity gaming. It involves 16,219 electronic machines as a part of the casino operations.

With the $1.3 billion of revenue the state invest less than 1 cent per $ of this revenue for treatment ranking them 41st in funding. All calls for problem gambling in Colorado are directed to the national helpline based in Louisiana.  

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