The Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling
(MACPG) is a partnership between the Missouri Council on Problem Gambling Concerns Inc., the Missouri Department of Mental Heath's Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse, the Missouri Gaming Association, the Missouri Gaming Commission, the Missouri Lottery and the Port Authority of Kansas City.
This unique partnership of public, private and nonprofit organizations recognizes the
need to address the social problems and costs that are created when some individuals,
regardless of their number, have problems handling the product or service that the
state and gaming industry provide.
Studies indicate that 95 percent of the Missouri
residents who purchase lottery tickets or visit riverboat casinos or bingo parlors
understand the costs and risks of participating in these games of chance. However,
up to 5 percent of the individuals who participate in these gambling activities
experience personal, financial and social difficulties due to an obsession with
The purpose of MACPG is to educate Missourians on the potential characteristics and
dangers of problem and compulsive gambling, to refer compulsive gamblers and their
family and friends to free treatment through a toll-free help line, to prevent
underage play and to promote responsible gaming.
Speakers Bureau Educates, Raises Awareness About Problem Gambling
The Alliance provides speakers for groups and organizations throughout the state
on topics ranging from the prevention of youth gambling to the warning signs of
problem gambling. For more information about the speakers bureau or to arrange
a presentation, please call (573) 526-7467.
All presentations are free of charge.
Any individual or organization interested in promoting and furthering the
Alliance's mission to educate Missouri residents on the potential characteristics
and dangers of problem and compulsive gambling, and promoting the availability of
treatment can join the Missouri Alliance as a participating member.
Participating members are encouraged to:
Participate in Alliance meetings and events;
Aid in the planning of awareness events; and
Provide input to further expand the Alliance's programs.
For more information about becoming a participating member or to join, fill out the
and submit it. All applicants will be called to confirm their interest in joining
and to answer any questions.