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WHEREAS, problem gambling is a public health issue affecting Nevadans of all ages, races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, problem gambling has a significant personal and economic impact on individuals, families, businesses and communities across the State; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada provides residents access to affordable treatment services and supports problem gambling prevention, education and research initiatives, through the Revolving Account for the Prevention and Treatment of Problem Gambling; and

WHEREAS,  the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling and the Governor's Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling work with all stakeholders to provide sustainable programs and services to reduce the impact of problem gambling, while providing access to information, treatment and support services through the 24-hour confidential Problem Gamblers HelpLine (1-800-522-4700) and WhenTheFunStops.org; and

WHEREAS, over the past decade, more than 5,000 Nevadans received State-funded treatment services, resulting in improvements in quality of life and successful reduction in gambling behaviors and gambling related problems, and

WHEREAS, addressing and preventing problem gambling is a health and wellness priority in the Silver State, and an important component for Nevada's global leadership in the gaming industry;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of March 2022, as

PROBLEM GAMBLING AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 15th day of February, 2022

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