University of Maryland School of Medicine

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12:19 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Grant for Maryland Center to Help Problem Gamblers

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The University of Maryland School of Medicine says it has received a $5 million grant from the state to create a problem gambling center.


The university made the announcement Thursday. The center is being called a first of its kind in the state. A telephone helpline service to refer problem gamblers to treatment and a public awareness campaign are planned by the new center. Two annual statewide conferences, eight regional conferences and webinars to create a statewide network of health providers to help problem gamblers are also planned.