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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Posted February 2020

NPGAM_logo_V_CMYK_arrow1.jpgAs the opportunity to “take a chance” and win, you are most likely aware that gambling is more popular in Illinois than ever. Problem gambling is a growing issue in the United States and around the world. For the eighteenth year, the National Council on Problem Gambling, dedicates the month of March to helping people impacted by gambling of their own or someone they love. The campaign theme is “Awareness + Action” and is all about taking action. It is about having conversations about problem gambling issues. It is about directing people to the help they may need. The National Council on Problem Gambling shares that approximately 2 million U.S. adults (1% of the population) are estimated to meet criteria for a gambling disorder. Another 4-6 million (2-3%) are considered to meet criteria for problem gambling and yet for many residents of the US, gambling remains a hidden addiction. to help you find out more about this growing disorder, visit https://www.ncpgambling.org.