Bloomberg Law
May 17, 2018, 7:36 PMUpdated: May 17, 2018, 9:21 PM

Treatment for Problem Gamblers Not a Sure Bet (1)

Victoria Pelham
Victoria Pelham

A far-reaching national expansion of gambling is setting the stage for more people to take their chances: The tap of an app can now win them thousands of dollars on the Warriors game or at the race track.

The odds, though, that someone with a gambling problem spends their last paycheck on that bet—instead of covered treatment options that are few and far between—may have just gotten higher.

About 5 million Americans are problem gamblers, according to the National Council on Problem Gambling. And the Supreme Court’s May 14 decision in Murphy v. NCAA to open up legalized betting on ...

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