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Problem Gambling Month Proclaimed In Kansas


 Governor Laura Kelly designates March Problem Gambling Awareness Month in Kansas.

 Problem gambling is defined as all gambling behavior patterns that compromise, disrupt or damage personal, family, or vocational pursuits. Approximately 2 million U.S. adults are estimated to meet the criteria for severe problem gambling. Another 4-6 million meet the criteria for mild or moderate problem gambling. Problem gambling affects thousands of Kansans of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds and can have significant societal and economic costs for individuals, families, businesses, and communities.

 Problem Gambling Awareness Month is designed to help raise awareness of the prevention, treatment, recovery services, and harm reduction strategies available to those adversely affected by gambling.

 To receive help for a gambling problem for you or a loved one, call the Kansas Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700 or go online at

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