Oklahoma gambling revenue and treatment spending No a Dust Bowl!


Oklahoma has an estimated 63,196(2.2%) of adults believed to presently have signs of a gambling problem.  Since it is self-reported the numbers are most likely low. The state offers 64,786 electronic machines, 115 Indian casinos, racetrack casinos, pari-mutual wagering and a lottery.

The reported revenue is $3.79 billion (13th nationally) for 2012.  Funding for the treatment of problem gambling was legislated in 2005. This funding was 23rd ranked in 2013 with 20 cents per capita.

The Oklahoma Association of Problem and Compulsive Gambling (OAPCG) operates the state Problem Gambling Helpline which received 1,131 calls in 2012. The state provided outpatient treatment to 255 gamblers and 17 associated persons.

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