EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Lottery has decided to stop its efforts to promote help for gambling addicts. As a result, Oregonians will no longer be seeing commercials or like ads promoting help and treatment. Lane County Public Health representatives said while the ads are gone, the treatment options remain, but the Oregon Lottery’s decision falls into a pretty gray area.
“The lottery is still going to be engaged in responsible gambling, but what happens when someone is not gambling responsibly? How do you talk about what responsible gambling is without defining what it isn’t?” said Senior Community Health Analyst Julie Hynes.
Public health officials said it’s now up to the community to be aware of the signs and sources of help available. To find out more, click here.