August is Responsible Gaming Education Month in Missouri. The Missouri Lottery is a charter member of the Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling and recently achieved level three status in corporate responsibility from the World Lottery Association for our efforts addressing problem gambling. Today marks the two-year anniversary of our Self-Exclusion Program, and the Lottery recently participated in the 12th annual Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse, a conference we’ve helped organize since its inception.
The Lottery recently generated new public service announcements for television that will air throughout the month to help raise awareness about problem gambling. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, free help is available. Visit www.888BETSOFF.org, or call 1-888-Bets Off.