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Illinois Department of Human Services releases first-ever statewide assessment of gambling


Last week the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) released the first-of-its-kind statewide assessment of problem gambling in Illinois.

Commissioned by IDHS and conducted by researchers at Health Resources in Action (HRIA), the assessment reports on the prevalence of different types of gambling in the state, the availability of treatment and other services, the prevalence of problem gambling among different groups, and overall attitudes about gambling.

The study found that 68 percent of adult Illinoisans reported gambling in the past year, with the state lottery being the most popul...

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