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March 5, 2021

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

The Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling (Alliance), in collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling, dedicates the month of March to raising awareness around the issues surrounding gambling addiction. 

The campaign theme of “Awareness + Action” is all about taking specific action and having conversations about problem gambling issues and directing people to the help they may need. 

According to the NCPG, approximately two million U.S. adults are estimated to meet the criteria for gambling disorder. Using the tagline #AwarenessPlusAction, Problem Gambling Awareness Month (#PGAM2021) is designed to help raise awareness of the prevention, treatment and recovery services available for those adversely affected by gambling. 

To support the campaign and raise awareness around the availability of free help in Missouri, the Alliance will once again be airing a public service announcement (PSA). The PSA will be distributed via radio and TV across the state, and it can be found here

The Alliance hopes to educate Missourians about the signs of problem gambling and the availability of year round, 24/7 help through the 1-888-BETSOFF service.

To access free help from licensed professionals, please call 1-888-BETSOFF (1-888-238-7633), email or visit The Missouri Gaming Commission and the Missouri Lottery both offer their own voluntary, self-exclusion lists for problem gamblers. More information can be found at, and