A study done for an organization hat works with people having gambling problems suggest problem gambling in Missouri is less of a problem.
The state health department works with the Centers for Disease Control to determine how many gamblers have problems. The study is of interest to the Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling. All iance member Susan Goedde, who works for the state lottery, says the survey has found only four-tenths of one percent of Missouri gamblers reported gambling-caused financial problems and only two-tenths of one percent reported family, work, or personal problems because of gambling.
The study also says the people most likely to report gambling-caused financial problems have incomes of 15-to-25-thousand dollars. People with incomes below 15-thousand dollars are five times more likely to have gambling-related work, family, or personal problems.
About ten percent more men than women play the lottery, go to casinos, play bingo or card games, or bet on sports. .