Missouri Gambling revenues and a concerned public help.

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Missouri gambling revenues are $2.87 billion (18th nationally) from 18,336 electronic machines, Indian Casinos, a state lottery, commercial casinos and charity gambling. Estimates put 101,350(2.2%) of Missouri adults in the category of potential compulsive gamblers. This is a number arrived at through ‘self’ reporting and is most likely a low number.

Spending 5 cents per capita, Missouri ranked 36th nationally in treatment funding. In 2013 that equated to $313,795 dedicated to treatment services, program administration, media resources and prevention services. Missouri’s Gaming Association directly funds a state wide problem gambling crisis hotline and referral service (1-888-BETTSOFF). Missouri has several entities who attempt to address the problem of gambling addiction which shows the public commitment to helping curb the problem.  

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