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Raise gambling awareness

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When someone says “I am going to the boat this weekend,” it is unfortunate that most people know exactly what this means due to its common use in the state.

Gambling is a major problem in Louisiana, and “going to the boat” leads many hook, line and sinker into depression and overwhelming debt.

In a 2008 study the Department of Health and Hospitals — Office of Behavioral Health conducted, problem gambling is a health concern facing approximately 99,000 Louisiana residents and their families.

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