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Connecticut Launches Gambling Awareness Week

8 March 2004

CONNECTICUT – As reported by the Connecticut Day: "On the eve of the state's third annual Problem Gambling Awareness Week, professionals in the field said state residents are more conscious than ever of the pitfalls of placing too many bets.

"A forum in Norwich Thursday on Issues of Gambling in Connecticut and a symposium on Women and Problem Gambling in Middletown on Friday will serve as the main events for the week. Public service announcements will air on radio and television, and advocates will lobby the legislature to fund an updated study on problem gambling and finance programs to promote awareness in young people.

"…Treatment professionals complain about the diminishing funding for problem gambling programs compared to the exponential growth of the problem, but still feel there has been progress over the past decade…"

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