Connecticut Gambling: An Example of balance


Connecticut has an estimated 66,867(2.4%) of adults believed to presently have signs of a gambling problem. Happily Connecticut ranks 6th in terms of funding treatment, spending 60 cents of each $ in revenue.

The state brings in revenue from 2 Indian Casinos with 11, 788 electronic machines, charitable gaming and a state lottery. Their revenue in 2012 was $3.09 billion (reported) which ranks 17th in the U.S.

The cost of treatment was budgeted at $2.15 million in 2013 which was all used for programs to help Compulsive Gamblers and those who were affected by the problem.  

The report for 2012 showed that 543 individuals received state funded outpatient treatment and an additional 11 received in patient treatment as a result of the funding.

Clearly Connecticut is moving to provide help for those who have problems with Gambling.

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