This is the time of year when we highlight it, but remember that help is always available – 24/7 here in Iowa – if you have concerns about problem gaming.
March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. You’ll see public service announcements this month from us here at the Lottery along with the Iowa Department of Public Health reminding folks to have the conversation about problem gambling. The goal is to provide awareness about the warning signs of problem gambling and the help you can find here in Iowa.
If you have questions or concerns about problem gambling, visit www.1800betsoff.org to learn more. Start the conversation with someone who cares by clicking on the website’s live chat feature or by calling 1-800-BETSOFF. It’s something you can do anytime.
We’ve received tremendous support from television stations, cable systems, radio stations and outdoor billboard companies that will be running this month’s PSAs at no cost. We hope that by reaching out, we can get the right information at the right time to someone who needs it.