To coordinate advocacy, education, prevention, hope and treatment options for problem gambling in the community.
For most adults, gambling can be a source of entertainment like one would go to a movie, out to eat or dancing. It can be a chance to socialize with others in a fun, safe and exciting atmosphere - and perhaps, win some money. Gambling can include activities like casino slots, cards and dice, lottery, bingo, racing (cars, dogs and horses), sports betting, internet gambling, sweepstakes, commodities and the stock market.
For others, "gambling is a behavior which causes disruptions in any major area of life - psychological, physical, social or vocational."