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March is national Problem Gambling Awareness Month. According to Iowa Department of Public Health data from 2019, 315,000 adult Iowans experienced problems related to their gambling.

Help is available. Call 1-800-BETS OFF, text (855) 895-8398 or visit yourlifeiowa.org/gambling for a free online chat session and confidential help 24/7.

In addition, Iowa Problem Gambling Services offers outpatient counseling, recovery support services and financial counseling, including budgeting and debt-reduction plans.

Author: Jacob Hall