It’s “Problem Gambling Awareness Month” and Susan Sheridan Tucker with the Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance says help is available for those in need:

“Approximately 220,000 Minnesotans fall somewhere on what we call the problem gambling spectrum meaning that they’re showing some signs of problematic behavior up through addiction.”

Tucker urges anyone with questions or concerns about problem gambling to call the state’s confidential helpline at 800-333-HOPE.