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Groups call attention to problem gambling


A cohort of national and state organizations is calling attention to the dangers of problem gambling.

Last month, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and mayors throughout the state signed proclamations declaring March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

The annual month-long awareness campaign was started more that a decade ago by the Washington, D.C.-based National Council on Problem Gambling.

David Geier, executive director of the Nebraska Commission on Problem Gambling, said the campaign is intended to bring greater awareness in the general public of the disorder of problem addictive gambling...

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