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The Bets Off Bulletin is a free quarterly newsletter that features information about problem gambling initiatives in Missouri and highlights individuals and groups who are working to increase problem gambling awareness through treatment, public service and research. The Bets Off Bulletin is a downloadable publication that is produced by the Missouri Lottery in cooperation with the Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling.

All issues of the Bets Off Bulletin are posted here at www.888betsoff.org, however, if you would like to receive the bulletin via email or postal mail, please send your request along with your e-mail address or mailing address to betsoff@molottery.com, call (573) 526-7467 or write to Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling, PO Box 104591, Jefferson City, MO 65110.

To access the Alliance's Bets Off Bulletin publications below, you will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader available for free at Adobe's Web site.

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