Only 3 percent of problem gamblers seek help...


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Oct 15, 2004
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"A study by Harvard researchers found that about 39,000 Missourians experienced a serious gambling problem in the past year, and Kansas City and St. Louis are epicenters for the state's problem gamblers, Las Vegas Sun reported.

The Port Authority of Kansas City provided a $297,000 grant for the study, which focused on 5,125 Missourians who voluntarily excluded themselves from the state's casinos between late 1996 and early 2004.

The study broke new ground by tracing the correlation between self-exclusion rates and gambling disorders. About 3 percent of problem gamblers worldwide seek help, but the study found that number exceeds 13 percent in Missouri.

The study found 318 problem gamblers for every 100,000 people in Jackson County who sought help by excluding themselves from the state's casinos. That compared with 182 self-excluders per 100,000 people in the St. Louis area, and around 50 per 100,000 in the north and central areas of the state, Kansas City Star wrote.

Southwest Missouri, the only region without a casino, reported only 10 self-excluders per 100,000.

The study showed the Kansas City area to have heaviest concentration of problem gamblers, followed by St. Louis..."

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