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Is Maryland doing enough to help problem gamblers?

August 14, 2023
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of legalized gambling in Maryland. It started out modestly enough with the lottery in 1973, then expanded to scratch-off tickets and “Pick 3″ tickets three years later, and now includes multi-state drawings like Powerball and Mega Millions along with slot machines, casino table games and, as of last year, online sports wagering. Spending on traditional lottery games has grown to $2.5 billion annually and casino wagering to $2 billion each year.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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