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(KTVI) – The Missouri Lottery and the Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling is set to participate in the first ever March National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Previously, gambling awareness was only a week-long event that brought attention to problem gambling.

Missouri is joining the effort by paying for dedicated radio and television spots with public service announcements for March and throughout the year. Additionally, the lottery commission is launching a new campaign called, “Help is on the Horizon”, that will be featured on billboards, posters and brochures.

To learn more about problem gambling resources available in Missouri, visit, or national resources, visit You can also call a 24-hour help line, at 1-888-BETSOFF (1-888-238-7633), or email address