Idaho Gambling Revenues Near Bottom Treatment Funding Invisable

Standard

Bernard Zeitler
Idaho has an estimated 25,627(2.2%) of adults believed to presently have signs of a gambling problem. Idaho provided $327.14 million in revenue for 2012 making it 43rd in this respect from legalized forms of gambling. The state gained this revenue through 3,911 electronic machines, 7 Indian casinos, pari-mutual wagering, charitable gaming and a state lottery system.
Idaho has no publicly funded treatment for problem gambling as of 2013. As a result any help is directed to the National Problem Gambling Helpline through the Utah- Idaho Council on Problem Gambling which contracts with the Louisiana Problem Gambling Helpline. All state services are tied to mental health services and are not specifically tied to the gambling directly at this time.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s