Prevention is Key
The Division of Problem Gambling goal is to increase community awareness about the effects of problem gambling, and we strive to increase awareness that problem gambling is a preventable and treatable public health issue.
We work to address vulnerable populations including aging adults, Native Americans, college students and youth. Specifically, regarding youth, we aim to reduce gambling behavior among the population by addressing the risk factors that may increase the risk of problem gambling and promoting the protective factors that may minimize the risk of problem gambling.
DPG builds and works to maintain partnerships with individuals, agencies, and community groups to help support a community-based approach to problem gambling prevention.