Although Nevada ranks 2nd in the nation for gambling revenue per adult resident, the survey shows our state ranks only 13th for per capita problem gambling service funding.
The survey was led by lead author Dr. Jeff Marotta and is a project of the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators (APGSA) in collaboration with the National Council. The survey provides the only national compilation of comprehensive information about funding and distribution of problem gambling services in the United States.
Results include overall national spending on problem gambling programs as well as trends over the past decade and state-by-state breakdowns. Some highlights from the survery include:
– Total Spending Increased 20% to $73 Million
– 10 States Have No Public Funding
– National Average is Only 23 Cents Per Capita
– Extremely uneven levels of support and huge disparities in prevention and treatment services for individuals with gambling problems across the country.
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