Creative License- Netflix and Ozark

Creative or artistic license means there is a certain freedom artists may take when handling factual material. Here’s what we know. The Netflix show Ozark will be taking some creative liberties with the Missouri Gaming Commission this season. The second season of Ozark begins August 31st and the editorial staff at showmegaming.com thought it wise to take this opportunity to educate the public on fact vs. fiction. Stay tuned.

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Responsible Gaming Education Month

Play Responsibly When Playing Games of Chance 

In support of Missouri’s Responsible Gaming Education Month, the Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling encourages Missouri citizens to play responsibly to prevent the development of a gambling problem. Introduced in 2003, Missouri’s month-long initiative aims to inform the public on the variety of ways to gamble responsibly.

“While we want anyone who chooses to gamble to exercise good judgment all year long, we want to highlight the many strategies Missourians can use to keep games of chance just games,” said Mark Rembecki, interim Missouri Alliance Chairperson.

“Missourians who enjoy recreational gambling can do so responsibly by setting time and budget limits, never borrowing money to gamble and including other forms of entertainment in their daily lives,” Rembecki explained.

In support of the campaign, Missouri gaming providers are conducting employee training sessions in addition to onsite public educational events. The Missouri Alliance is also airing its new “Don’t Let Gambling Break You” TV and radio public service announcements (PSAs) throughout the month.

According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, 2-3 percent of the United States’ population exhibits signs of having a gambling problem.

“Above all else, we want people to know that the 1-888-BETSOFF program exists to help connect people who are struggling with resources,” Rembecki said. “Anybody who thinks they have a gambling problem, or thinks they know someone with a gambling problem, is encouraged to call the free helpline for information on the resources available to them.”

To access free help from licensed professionals, please call 1-888-BETSOFF (1-888-238-7633), email freehelp@888betsoff.org, or visit 888betsoff.org. The Missouri Gaming Commission and the Missouri Lottery both offer their own voluntary, self-exclusion lists for problem gamblers. More information about problem gambling concerns and responsible gaming can be found at 888betsoff.org, ncpgambling.org and gamblersanonymous.org.

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About the Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling (888betsoff.org)

The Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling, which was created in 1997, is a partnership between the Missouri Lottery, Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Missouri Gaming Association, Missouri Gaming Commission, Port Authority of Kansas City and a recovery community representative.  The purpose of the Alliance is to educate Missourians on the potential characteristics and dangers of problem and compulsive gambling, to refer compulsive gamblers and their family and friends to free treatment through a toll-free help line, to prevent underage play and to promote responsible gaming.

 

 

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Smoking Proposals in St.Charles

Here’s an update to the story we brought you on July 26th. Read about it in the St.Louis Post Dispatch.

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Next MGC Meeting

Next MGC meeting is Wednesday August 29th at 9 a.m. in Jefferson City. Start time is 9 a.m.  The agenda will be posted here when it becomes available.

 

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Blast from the past

MGC Chairman James Mathewson’s 2012 farewell reception. From left: Incoming Chairman Barrett Hatches, Commissioner Darryl Jones, Chairman James Mathewson, MGC Executive Director Roger Stottlemyre, Commissioner Suzanne Bradley and Commissioner Jack Merritt.

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New England the Next Gambling Mecca?

There’s an interesting story in playusa.com about New England and the proliferation of gambling there.

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Smoking Ban Proposals in St. Charles

There are two smoking ban proposals which may impact Ameristar St. Charles and Hollywood Casino.  Read the story in the St. Louis Post Dispatch here.

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Long Term Effects of Sports Betting on College Sports

The NCAA announced a team of internal experts has been tasked with looking at the long-term effects of legalized sports betting on college athletics. Read the story here.

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MGC’s Kylie Dickneite

Kylie Dickneite

Gaming Enforcement Manager, Missouri Gaming Commission (MGC)

Department of Public Safety

Kylie is a Gaming Enforcement Manager at the Missouri Gaming Commission in conjunction with being deployed to a statewide task force in regards to statewide information sharing.  She oversees the Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit’s National Gambling Intelligence Sharing Group (NGISG), which regularly coordinates gambling-related intelligence and investigative information between multiple state and federal agencies. Kylie has served 21 years in support of Missouri public safety working for the Missouri Gaming Commission and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

 

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MGC meeting schedule for remainder of 2018

Next MGC meeting is

Wednesday, August 29th at 10 a.m. in Jefferson City

Wednesday, September 26th at 10 a.m. in Jefferson City

Wednesday, October 31st at 10 a.m. in Jefferson City

Wednesday, December 5th at 10 a.m. in Jefferson City

Meeting agendas will be posted on this page when they become available.

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