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KTBS 3 - Shreveport-Bossier Mayors declare March Problem Gambling Awareness Month



(SHREVEPORT, LA) - About 3 out of 100 people have a gambling problem according to the Louisiana Association of Compulsive Gambling, also known as LACG. Today, a representative from the Shreveport Mayor's Office and Bossier's Mayor Lo Walker came together to bring attention to problem gamblers. The two declared March, Problem Gambling Awareness Month in the cities. At the beginning of this month, Governor John Bel Edwards declared the same thing for the entire state of Louisiana. Janet Miller, the Executive Director of LACG, said, it's important to have local leaders speak out about gambling. "We need their support legislatively and from the mayors to understand that this is a city wide problem for some people and it isn't for everyone that has a problem, but those who do, we want people to be aware of it and showcase it and talk about it,” said Miller.

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Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling
1325 Barksdale Blvd. - Bossier City, LA 71111
Tel:(318) 227-0883
Fax:(318) 221-0005
Helpline: 1-877-770-STOP
lacg@helpforgambling.org
Center of Recovery-CORE 
635 Stoner Ave. - Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
Intake # 1-877-587-LACG (5224)
Tel: (318) 424-HELP (4357)
Fax:(318) 424-4355
gambling@centerofrecovery.org