Coping with Gambling Addiction 

Statistics show that about 3-percent of the population can have a gambling problem, and that includes folks who enjoy slots, harness racing, beano, and even playing the lotteries.

Workers at Hollywood Slots in Bangor are wearing special buttons this week to promote responsible gambling.

Some of the state tax money generated from the casino is set aside for gambling addiction services: nearly 100-thousand dollars so far.

Anyone who thinks they might have a gambling problem, or anyone who knows someone in trouble, can call a national hotline for help.

The number to call is 1 (800) 522-4700.