Ohio has Learned the Sad Facts

As gambling addictions grow, Ohio spends more on preventative resources

Slots and Sports Betting Across Missouri?

Worst idea in a long time… gambling expansion in MO – sports betting and video slots in gas/convenience stores, bars, restaurants, vet organizations. Call your Senator to oppose SB 767! http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/could-sports-betting-be-coming-to-missouri/article_c478d2f4-275d-5977-a7d0-0cc8d59ba27a.html

Teen Gamblers and Low Academic Performance

https://psychcentral.com/news/2018/01/14/gambling-teens-exhibit-low-academic-performance/131196.html

Recovering Gamblers Struggle

http://www.gvnews.com/news/fold-em-recovering-gamblers-struggle-to-step-away-from-gaming/article_69995e24-eaa1-11e7-832c-e37a888a2079.html

Michael Medved on Vegas Shooter

http://www.michaelmedved.com/column/the-vegas-killers-obvious-addiction/

Las Vegas Gunman’s Gambling Debts

Stephen Paddock had a long trail of gambling debts prior to his Las Vegas killing rampage….leaving more questions than answers:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4943140/Did-gambling-debts-drive-Las-Vegas-gunman-murder.html

Keep Watch on Gambling Expansion in MO

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/freeze-on-new-rules-could-delay-missouri-gambling-expansion-at/article_515edaf0-0285-5523-8156-85be1702b26e.html

How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts

Modern slot machines develop an unbreakable hold on many players—some of whom wind up losing their jobs, their families, and even, as in the case of Scott Stevens, their lives.

Did Scott Stevens die because he was unable to rein in his own addictive need to gamble? Or was he the victim of a system carefully calibrated to prey on his weakness?

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/12/losing-it-all/505814/

Video Slots Back in MO Legislature

Gambling expansion in Missouri through the establishment of video slot machines is in committee in both houses of the Missouri legislature:  SB 452 (Sen. Dennis Hoskins, Warrensburg) and HB 990 (Rep. Bart Korman, Warrenton). Eligible vendors would include bars, restaurants, and fraternal organizations. Proceeds would “benefit” education. It’s all about the money and new revenue streams and not really about “the kids” and preserving and protecting individual and family integrity. Tell your MO legislator and their leaders to do their jobs and protect Missourians by saying “NO” to frivolous bills like these.

STL Post-Dispatch article

FourStates article

Online Gambling Coming to Your State??

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Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) games are being promoted around the country, and many accessible through your child’s gaming console. These popular games are nothing short of online gambling. Check out Virginia and what may be going in your own legislature as we speak:

http://stoppredatorygambling.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-VA-Legislature-letter-on-DFS-bill.pdf