Accord to research from organizations like The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and others:

  • Over 80% of Americans report to having participated in some form of gambling in their lifetime.
  • When including both live and online forms, about 15% of Americans gamble at least once per week.
  • The rate of problem gambling in adults in the US is between 2% and 4%. A prevalence rate similar to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
  • Based on these statistics, across the four counties that make up the Greater Capital Region of New York State, as many as 20,000 individuals may have a gambling addiction.
  • In addition to those individuals presenting with a gambling disorder, thousands of others including spouses, children, parents, other family members, employers, neighbors and the general community are all negatively impacted by this disorder