Tennessee gambling revenues from just lottery impressive!

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Tennessee has an estimated 94,621(2.2%) adult citizens who are believed to have a problem with gambling (self-reported survey) who have only a state lottery as of 3012. Interestingly the gambling revenue is reported as $1.31 billion (34th ranked in USA).  Tennessee is equally ranked 38th nationally in treatment spending at 3 cents per capita, well below the national average of 32 cents per capita, and with it they are providing minimal services. In 2012 the helpline received 217 calls and treated 29 gamblers with outpatient counseling.   

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