A 2002 study found 2.1 to 6.4 percent of Nevadans are problem gamblers or are at risk of developing an addiction. What will it take to adequately fund problem gambling programs? We talk with a UCLA professor who has been an expert witness in gambling problem trials and a Las Vegas Sun reporter about effective treatment and a lack of funds to help gambling addicts in Nevada.
Author and journalist confesses in his new book that he is a problem gambler. He's lost money and ambition playing poker. And he's not sure he's hit bottom. But it's a problem Sam Skolnik says he shares with the whole country. America, he thinks, is enthralled with gambling and we need to rethink the idea that gambling is harmless entertainment. So what should we do about his addiction?