Monday, June 1, 2009

Dedicated Funding for Problem Gambling: A Good Idea For New York State

New York State has one of the highest prevalences of gambling problems in the United States and is one of the few states which sponsors and allows gambling that does not have dedicated funds for treatment.

Legislation is being proposed that would require that 0.5 - 1.00% of gambling revenues support problem gambling services.

Here is a letter prepared by the New York State Council on Problem Gambling which you can use to notifiy your State Senator and Assemblyperson of your support for dedicated funds for problem gambling services funded from the gambling itself.

Click on image to enlarge for easier reading.

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