Vermont gambling revenue low, treatment funding average, no real services available!

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Vermont estimates 11,004 (2.2%)  of its citizens are potentially problem gamblers (based on a self-reporting portion of a survey). It has as its primary forms of gambling allowed as of 2012:

  • A state lottery
  • Charity gambling

This brings in a 45th ranked revenue of $100.93b million in revenue to the state. In perspective it spends 32 cents per capita on problem gambling services which is the national average and ranks the state at 12th in the nation.

The gambling help line received between 275 and 369 calls for help in 2012, Treatment is not available through the state and inly 1 counselor is known to be certified for gambling treatment. Vermont has only one reported GA meeting in the state. It is clear that more services are needed and hopefully in the future more will be available.

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