people in Maryland have a gambling problem.
Children can be problem gamblers; participating in on-line and sports gambling.
Children who are involved in gambling are more likely to develop gambling related problems as adults.
The social cost of problem gambling is at least $6 billion per year.
Problem gambling often leads to financial devastation, poor health, substance abuse, depression and suicidal behavior.
Problem gambling contributes to domestic violence and child abuse.
The Baltimore City Awareness campaign, is a Baltimore community project, collaborating with local Baltimore citizens to help educate and promote general awareness about the potential negative effects of engaging in gambling and to give information about problem gambling, gambling recovery, and responsible gambling. The Baltimore Gambler Initiative uses real Baltimore people who have had real life experiences with problem gambling in all of our videos and promotional materials.