April Video Gaming Numbers Down in Winnebago County

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WIFR) -- Fewer people are pressing there luck when it comes to video gaming in Winnebago County.

Numbers released today by the Illinois Gaming Board show $48 million was bet in Winnebago County in April,down from $52 million in March.

The state was able to cash in on a little more than a million dollars. Locally around $212,000 was raised.

Even though the numbers are down this month Melynda Litchfield from the Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation says video gaming can be addictive.

"You go into a bar and have eight drinks they cut you off because your obviously impaired. You go into a casino and gamble for ten hours and lose thousands of dollars there is no intervention," Litchfield said.

If you think you have a gambling problem call 1-800-522-4700 or log onto http://illinoisalliance.org

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