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August 2, 2021

Practice Responsible Play to Keep Gambling Entertaining

The Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling recognizes August as Missouri’s Responsible Gaming Education Month. Each August since 2003, the Missouri Alliance and affiliated gaming operators increase efforts to raise awareness about responsible gambling throughout Missouri and encourage players to refresh their responsible play knowledge.

The goal of responsible gaming is to keep gambling safe and fun by educating players about positive play habits. Strategies to keep games of chance from developing into a problem include setting time and budget limits, never borrowing money to gamble and understanding the odds of the game.

To support the campaign, the Missouri Alliance is airing “Don’t Let Gambling Break You” television and public service announcements (PSAs) throughout the month ( The PSAs advise audiences about the signs of problem gambling.

Free help from licensed professionals can be accessed by calling 1-888-BETSOFF (1-888-238-7633), emailing or visiting The Missouri Gaming Commission and the Missouri Lottery both offer their own voluntary, self-exclusion lists for problem gamblers. More information about problem gambling concerns and responsible gaming can be found at, and