Financial Numbers at St.Jo

The St.Jo News Press Now reports on financial numbers. Read the story here.

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Gambling money from Marijuana profits

Is it money laundering to use money from legalized marijuana businesses to gamble? Read this story from Vice News. The AGA weighs in.

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Meet Alex

Interesting story at Wired.com about Alex the slot cheat. Read the story here.

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Problem Gambling Awareness

 

Gaming Providers Encourage Responsible Gaming

Since 2003, August has been recognized as Missouri’s Responsible Gaming Education Month by the Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling. First observed as a weeklong campaign by the American Gaming Association in 1998, the Alliance has expanded the effort to last the entire month.

“The Alliance’s goal with this annual campaign is to create awareness about responsible gaming throughout the state of Missouri,” said Jennifer Wilbers, chair of the Missouri Alliance and assistant deputy of administration for the Missouri Gaming Commission.

The Alliance and its members, a coalition of Missouri treatment providers, clinicians, recovery individuals and gaming organizations, have combined their collective resources to support the 2017 campaign.

“The Missouri Lottery has arranged for radio and TV public service announcements to air across the state, in addition to carrying out their annual retailer responsibility and integrity compliance program,” said Wilbers.

“Casinos in Missouri are also planning on-site activities, and will provide materials discussing responsible gaming, odds of winning and gaming machines to their patrons,” continued Wilbers.

The Alliance recognizes multiple strategies that can keep gambling a form of entertainment and reduce the chances of gamblers developing a bigger problem. These strategies include setting loss and time limits, only using discretionary funds, and taking breaks from gambling.

The awareness campaign is one portion of the Alliance’s overall mission, which aims to offer free treatment for problem gamblers and their loved ones through the 1-888-BETSOFF (1-888-238-7633) program.

To access free help from licensed professionals, please call 1-888-BETSOFF, 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.

Find the TV PSAs airing in August here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DTFDLDjals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfCMSb2EVxU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17D5OTx0Gx4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgLjgZAmTFw

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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Next Missouri Gaming Commission Meeting

The next meeting of the Missouri Gaming Commission will be Wednesday, August 30th at 10 a.m. in Jefferson City.

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Public Hearing Tomorrow

Reminder- Public hearing tomorrow on rules at the Missouri Gaming Commission office in Jefferson City. 9 a.m.

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Public Hearing at MGC on rules 8/1/17 at 9 a.m.

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Missouri Gaming Commission will hold a public hearing on rules August 1, 2017 at 9 a.m. at 3417 Knipp Drive in Jefferson City.

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Financial Numbers on the East Side

The St.Louis Post Dispatch writes about riverboat financial numbers on the east side. Read the story here.

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MGC Executive Director Bill Seibert

In 2002, I was called upon by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) to represent their organization on a new initiative with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). The initiative was to serve on … Continue reading

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David Kessel -15 years!

Deputy Director Tim McGrail presents Records Administrator and Licensing Manager David Kessel with his 15 year service certificate. Assistant Deputy Director Rick Wilhoit at left.

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