March is Problem Gambling Awareness month and local advocacy groups are working to let Louisiana residents know that hope and help exist.
The month-long initiative brings together a wide range of stakeholders from public health organizations, advocacy groups, gambling operators and The Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling LACG who are working together to spread awareness.
Robyn FIller says the goal is to encourage players to “have the conversation” about responsible gaming,
“A quick way that you can access that is to look at have you ever had to lie to anyone close to you about your gambling and have you ever bet more than you intended to? That would be a good way to check and see maybe I should talk to someone and our helpline is available 24-7 365.”
For additional information related to gambling problems for you or a loved one, call 1-877-770-STOP (7867) or 1-877-587-LACG (5224). The call is toll-free and confidential.
CORE Gambling Treatment Center is located at 635 Stoner Ave in Shreveport.