A recent survey says up to 9% of Kansas residents are at risk of developing a gambling problem and that 26% of the state's residents could be affected by the uncontrolled gambling of a relative or friend.
Those results from are from a telephone survey of 1,600 adults in Kansas to determine how the state should spend $40,000 in new funding to combat problem gambling.
Kansas has three state owned casinos and a statewide lottery.
The Missouri Lottery announced on Thursday that it is allowing people with a gambling problem to voluntarily ban themselves for life. Participants will not be allowed to claim winnings of $600 or more. To sign visit http://www.molottery.com/play_responsibly/self_exclusion.shtm
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