Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 313
Licensed Gaming Activities

August 28, 2016
Compulsive gamblers fund, created, purpose--programs may be established--department of mental health to administer--fund not to lapse into general revenue.

313.842. There may be established programs which shall provide treatment, prevention and education services for compulsive gambling. As used in this section, "compulsive gambling" means a condition suffered by a person who is chronically and progressively preoccupied with gambling and the urge to gamble. Subject to appropriation, such programs shall be funded from the one-cent admission fee authorized pursuant to section 313.820, and in addition, may be funded from the taxes collected and distributed to any city or county under section 313.822. Such moneys shall be submitted to the state and credited to the "Compulsive Gamblers Fund", which is hereby established within the department of mental health. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, moneys in the fund at the end of any biennium shall not be transferred to the credit of the general revenue fund. The department of mental health shall administer programs, either directly or by contract, for compulsive gamblers. The commission may administer programs to educate the public about problem gambling and promote treatment programs offered by the department of mental health. In addition, the commission shall administer the voluntary exclusion program for problem gamblers authorized by section 313.833.

(L. 1991 H.B. 149 § 20 Adopted by Referendum, Proposition A, November 3, 1992, A.L. 1996 H.B. 1081 merged with H.B. 1159, A.L. 2000 S.B. 902)

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