August is Responsible Gaming Education Month. In Missouri, we'll be raising awareness with a dedicated week, one that includes the annual Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse. The conference, which focuses on providing training for treatment professionals, will take place in St. Louis from Aug. 12 - 14. For more information, visit the conference page. Once again, this year's conference will kick off with a keynote address from one of the most important people in the industry, Dr. H. Westley Clark of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Missouri Lottery is not only proud of our involvement with this event, we're excited that such a great learning opportunity is available for professionals in the region.
Please remember to play within your means, and if you or someone you know has a gambling problem, free help is available. Call 1-888-Bets Off or visit the Bets Off Web site for more information.