Know the Facts
Gambling is more popular than ever. Problem gambling is a growing issue in the United States and around the world. You’re not alone. Problem gambling affects each generation differently. Youth risk developing a gambling problem at a rate of about two to three times that of adults, and approximately 6% of U.S. college students have a gambling problem.
of Americans gamble at least once per week.
of adults display symptoms of problem gambling at any given time.
The global online gambling market is forecasted to grow to more than $59 billion in 2020.
Illinois knows the feeling
According to a National Survey of Problem Gambling Services, more than 2% of adults in Illinois demonstrated gambling disorders.
A 2017 Wallethub report on the most gambling addicted states, ranks Illinois as 18th highest. For the criteria ‘Gambling problem and treatment’ Illinois ranks 2nd.
And maybe most alarming is that Illinois is at the top of the list for the most gambling related arrests per capita.