Why Care About Problem Gambling?

Most adults gamble or know someone who gambles, and many of those people may have a problem. Many problem gamblers suffer in silence because they don’t know why they developed a problem, what gambling addiction is, are stigmatized about their addiction, and/or don’t know where to get help. In Oregon, 1 in every 37 adults has a gambling problem, and the rates of problem gambling are higher among youth (4-6%) and young adults (5.6%). Problem Gambling Awareness Month helps answer questions and provides information on what to do next. For more information about local resources visit OPGR.ORG or call 1-877-MYLIMIT.

Problem Gambling Infographic Trends & Issues in 2016