The Vermont Council on Problem Gambling

We are the home of the Vermont Council on Problem Gambling. Since 1987, the Vermont Council on Problem Gambling has worked to raise awareness of gambling addiction and predatory gambling in Vermont and we have offered a variety of resources and trainings to help.  Today, we are focused on two main projects:

  • Our annual report on the state of problem gambling in Vermont.
  • Stopping the spread of video gambling machines by the Vermont State Lottery. The Lottery is currently piloting a project where they have placed video gambling machines in 25 bars throughout Vermont — most in low-income neighborhoods. They are seeking approval to now place any number of video gambling machines in any number of locations: from state fairs to town clerk’s offices to liquor stores. This would be ruinous for our state.

Read Our White Paper on the State of Problem Gambling in Vermont

Read Our Critique of the Vermont Lottery’s Touch Play Gambling Machines

Times Argus: Data Suggest More Lottery Buyers are Low Income

Explore Bill S. 252

Read Our Position Against S. 252: Espenshade Testimony before House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs


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