This “Problem Gambling Awareness Month”, the state Department of Human Services is working to spread the word that hope and help are available. In Minnesota…

“About 56,000 are impacted directly meaning these are the people who have been identified as having a gambling problem.”

Assistant Department of Human Services Commissioner Gertrude Matemba-Mutasa says the number of people statewide indirectly impacted by gambling–such as family members–nearly doubles the number. She says confidential help is available by calling 800-333-HOPE.