NewsCenter Maine: Some experts concerned about gambling addiction before sports betting comes to Maine

MAINE, USA — Some experts in Maine are pointing out concerns before sports betting takes off in our state, likely within the next few months. They say while the financial impact will be overwhelmingly positive, there’s some concern regarding gambling addiction.

Scott Gagnon is the associate executive director of AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, which helps to coordinate the Maine Gambling Addiction Treatment Network, providing reimbursement to people seeking gambling treatment. He says he’s concerned they may not have adequate staffing to meet a rising demand for help.

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