Public Service Announcements
The Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling has a number of television and
radio public service announcements (PSAs) available to help build awareness
of Missouri's problem gambling help line, 1-888-BETSOFF, and the risk factors
and warning signs of problem gambling.
The Alliance also has been fortunate to receive assistance from some celebrities
in helping to build this awareness. Country music legends Crystal Gale and Wynonna
Judd have lent their talent to help with the Alliance's awareness efforts, as well
as the Kansas City rhythm-and-blues band Bloodstone.
For more information about the Alliance's PSAs, please e-mail
| Help Is Available
If you feel you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call
Your toll-free call to 1-888-BETSOFF can put you in touch
with people who understand your situation and can refer
you to free treatment in your area.
Compulsive gambling is a behavior disorder in which an individual has an uncontrollable
preoccupation and urge to gamble. This results in excessive gambling, the outcome of
which is loss of time and money.
The gambling reaches the point at which it compromises, disrupts or destroys the
gambler's personal life, family relationships or vocational pursuits. The key
signs are emotional dependence on gambling, loss of control and interference with