New York gambling revenue only beaten by California.

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New York brings in a 2nd ranked $11.16 billion in revenue from gambling and has an estimated 244,236(1.6%) of resident adults believed to presently have signs of a gambling problem. The revenue comes from 29,145 electronic machines, 14 Indian Casinos, a traditional lottery, video lottery, internet lottery, racetrack casinos, Pari-mutual wagering and Charity gambling.

Funding for problem gambling is 11 cents per capita (27th nationally), well below the average of 32 cents per capita. This funding is administered by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASAS). For 2013 the total funds were $2,235,000 and it was reported that 100% was spent on problem gambling programs. The NYCPG, the state affiliate to the NCPG provided services with a budget of $1,015,000. The income was from a $985,000 contract with the state, $20,000 in revenue from training and conference fees as well as $10,000 in grants from the gaming industry.

In 2013:

  • 1,224 calls for problem gambling were received
  • 359 Counselors were certified for treating problem gamblers
  • 36 prevention specialist were certified
  • 390 gamblers received state funded outpatient treatment
  • 24 others associated with the gamblers received treatment

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