August 2, 2014

Sen. Linares Promotes Problem Gambling Awareness

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Sen. Art Linares (at podium) on Mar. 4 joined with state legislators, students and representatives from Clinton-based Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, Inc. at an event at the Legislative Office Building to kick off National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The Council works to get help for those who have a gambling problem. Sen. Linares is co-sponsoring a bipartisan legislative proposal to repeal the implementation of Keno in Connecticut, noting that putting the video gambling game in stores and restaurants across Connecticut could expose children to gambling. Sen. Linares serves as Ranking Member of the state legislature’s Children’s Committee. On the web: www.senatorlinares.com and www.problemgambling.org . The Problem Gambling hotline is 1-888-789-7777.