Pathological Gambling in Missouri

Mo Med. Sep-Oct 2006;103(5):472-5.

Abstract

Riverboat casinos were introduced in 1994, and there are now eleven gambling venues in Missouri, in addition to the lottery. Gambling is monitored by the Missouri Gaming Commission which was established to supervise gambling operations in the state, and minimize criminal involvement. The Commission also operates programs for problem gamblers that are described. Pathological gambling has become a major problem in Missouri and elsewhere, and its characteristics and clinical management are reviewed herein.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Gambling* / psychology
  • Humans
  • Missouri / epidemiology
  • Self-Help Groups*