The Loss Limit slows the desperation of gambling addicts, allowing the family time to discover the addiction and seek help. With the Loss Limit removed, a child's home can be lost in less than a day rather than several months.
In a survey of 120 homeless people living at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission shelter several years ago, 20 percent listed "gambling" as a contributing factor.
"gambling is an addiction"
"Pathological gambling is really
ADULT POPULATION OF MISSOURI IS 4,000,000
20% of gambling addicts attempt suicide
"It is a life-threatening disease"
Ironically, it's been found that stress-related illnesses associated with people with gambling problems, such as headaches, high blood pressure, anxiety and depression, also have been found in family members.
Signs of Compulsive Gambling
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
* National Gambling Impact Study Commission