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Gambling Addiction

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An examination of gambling addiction in Maine.  Has the state seen a spike in gambling problems since the opening of the Oxford Casino and introduction of full gambling tables at Hollywood Casino?  How extensive are problems with online gaming?  

Guests:  Scott Gagnon, Board President of the Maine Council on Problem Gambling

Patricia Kimball, Executive Director of Wellspring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Christine Theriault, LMSW, Behavioral Health Prevention Manager, Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

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