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UI researcher says percentage of Iowans with gambling problem declines

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University of Iowa psychiatrist and gambling researcher Donald W. Black says his latest published study on compulsive gambling has found that the percentage of gamblers who report gambling problems has dropped despite the expansion of casinos in the state. Story from: KCRG TV 9


More casinos do not mean more gamblers

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While the number of casinos in Iowa has doubled since 1995, there are fewer gamblers overall, and fewer gambling addicts as well, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. The results suggest the market for gaming facilities, in Iowa and other states, reaches a saturation point. Findings published in the journal "Annals of Clinical Psychiatry." Story

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