(Wisconsin) March is problem gambling awareness month, and the Wisconsin Lottery alongside the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling are looking to raise awareness of this serious problem. During the month of March residents may notice an increase in Wisconsin Lottery radio and print ads geared towards helping those with gambling problems. Utilizing additional 2019 funding support they hope to build on the success of prior informational campaigns that have resulted in increased WCPG helpline calls.
Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling, Rose Blozinski, says “We are very thankful and appreciative of our relationship with the Wisconsin Lottery. Through their continuous support, we are able to reach many thousands of people to let them know that help is available.”
Spanning more than a decade, the partnership between the Wisconsin Lottery and WCPG extends year-round and reaches beyond the annual campaign each March. Throughout its association with the Council, the Lottery has committed more than $3.25 million to responsible gaming education. The Lottery also funds four annual $150 scholarships for the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling’s Annual Statewide Conference. These scholarships provide conference registrations for people who might otherwise not be able to attend. This year’s conference will be held March 14 and 15 at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan.
Those looking for more information or seeking help with problem gambling can reach out to the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gaming by calling 1-800-GAMBLE5 or visit them online at wi-problemgamblers.org.