The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has created a new task force on problem gambling in northeast Kansas. Paul Hahn is with SRS, and says the task force is seeking the involvement of community leaders...including law enforcement officials, treatment providers, veterans and minority advocates.
SRS has already established task forces on problem gambling near the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane and the Boot Hill Casino in Dodge City. The state-owned Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway opened earlier this month near the NASCAR track in Wyandotte County. The problem-gambling programs are funded with 2 percent of the revenue from the three state-owned casinos. Anyone interested in joining the task force is encouraged to attend an organizational meeting on March 1st or to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .