Problem Gambling

2009 Gambling and Problem Gambling Estimates
Gambling Revenue:
Legal Gambling Revenue (not including sports and illegal internet gambling) – $570,280,000
Problem Gambling Prevalence:
Statewide Adult Problem Gambling Population – 142,000 people
Statewide Adult Pathological Gambling Population – 71,000 people
Problem gambling – the urge to gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop.
Pathological gambling – occurs when a person gambles compulsively to such an extent that the
wagering has a severe negative effect on his or her job, relationships, mental health, or other
important aspects of life. The person may continue to gamble even after they have developed social,
economic, interpersonal, or legal problems as a result of the g