Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"Fresh Air"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
Is The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas For Sale?
The HOA: Help Or Headache?
Gillespie On Bundy, Officer Shootings
Reno: News From The North
No Way Any Convention Is Coming To Las Vegas
Bundyfest: It Could Happen
Reid Vs. Heller On Bundy Standoff
Lowden Embraces Changing Senate Elections
The State Of The Clark County School District
Reno A Frontrunner For Tesla Plant
States Look At Marijuana Laws
Gut Feeling: What We Learned From The Hadza About Digestion
Missing Out On A High School Diploma
The Progressive Bluegrass Sounds Of The Infamous Stringdusters
Why Don't We Know Who's Behind the Kelly Cheating Scandal?
Las Vegas City Council Votes For Horse-Drawn Carriages
Utah Keeps 'Utes' As Mascot
The Good Foods Of Lent
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
How Safe Is Your Food?
Castro And Patrick Spar Over Immigration
Boycott Las Vegas Say Social Conservatives
Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
BASE Jumping: The Allure And The Danger
Anti-Government Protesters Win Round Against BLM
Tax Advice For The Alternative Economy
The Secret History Of Las Vegas

Resources to Help Problem Gamblers Do Not Meet Demand
Resources to Help Problem Gamblers Do Not Meet Demand

AIR DATE: April 27, 2012

Gambling generates billions in tax dollars that drives Nevada's economy. But problem gambling is also a big issue for Nevadans and state funding for programs to help addicts is dwindling. As a result of state budget cuts in 2011, fees on slot machines that fund problem gambling programs were diverted cutting the amount the state contributes to those programs in half.
A 2002 study found 2.1 to 6.4 percent of Nevadans are problem gamblers or are at risk of developing an addiction. What will it take to adequately fund problem gambling programs? We talk with a UCLA professor who has been an expert witness in gambling problem trials and a Las Vegas Sun reporter about effective treatment and a lack of funds to help gambling addicts in Nevada.
Rick Velotta, reporter, LV Sun and Vegas Inc
Timothy Fong, PhD, Asst Clinical Prof of Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital

comments powered by Disqus
Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.