There were no casinos in Maryland until 2010. There are now five, with one more set to open south of Washington, at National Harbor in Prince George’s County, in the summer of 2016. The eruption of casinos is great for people who want to while away an hour or two with a daydream of winning big. But for the estimated 150,000 Marylanders who are addicted to gambling, they create a terrible temptation.
The Center on Problem Gambling, part of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, was created to help those people. Its Program Director, Lori Rugle, and one of its clinical social workers, Michael Rosen, join Sheilah to discuss.
Think you have a gambling problem? Visit the Center's website or call their helpline at 1-800-522-4700.