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Gambling Addiction (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-12-22

Duration: 00:18:26

Subjects: Gambling | Mental Health | Compulsive gamblers


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Campbell, Frank Interviewee
  • Dardenne, Jay Interviewee
  • McGlothin, Gail Interviewee
  • Carnahan, Gayle Interviewee
  • Millar, Kenneth Interviewee


This segment from the December 22, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on gambling addiction in Louisiana. She interviews: an anonymous gambling addict; Frank Campbell, the executive director of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center; State Senator Jay Dardenne; and Gail McGlothin of the Volunteer Information Agency in New Orleans. Host Robert Collins then conducts an in-studio interview with Gayle Carnahan, the director of human resources at the Belle of Baton Rouge, and Dr. Kenneth Millar, the dean of the LSU School of Social Work. They discuss: the difficulty in identifying problem gamblers; what the state is doing in the areas of prevention and treatment; and the problems caused by the accessibility of video poker.