While most North Dakotans who gamble do so on occasion, about three percent are “compulsive gamblers” – who instead of spending money for food and clothing, place bets.
A program from Lutheran Social Services is designed to reach those who are looking for help. It’s called “Gambler’s Choice” – and it’s on-line.
"It's a 12-step treatment program on-line," said Lisa Vig of LSS. "It is an excellent opportunity for someone in a rural or remote area, who doesn't have access to a counselor or a support group, who may have concerns about stigma or confidentiality."