Regional
11:32 am
Wed January 21, 2004

Spokesman Wants Greater Awareness of Gambling Problems

Bowling Green, KY – The Executive Director of the Kentucky Council
on Problem Gambling says too many people
underestimate the cost of compulsive gambling.
Mike Stone cites a University of Illinois study
which estimates a cost of thirteen thousand
dollars per year, per compulsive gambler.

Stone says recent surveys indicate that there
are more than fifteen thousand compulsive
gamblers in the state of Kentucky. Some
lawmakers in Tennessee are expressing
concern about the impact of compulsive
gambling in that state, since a new state
lottery started this week.