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Gambling addiction up in Iowa

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- The state health department says more Iowans are seeking treatment for gambling addiction.

The agency saw decreases the past three years, but that changed this year.

About five percent more are reaching out for help.

Experts say the down economy could be fueling the trend as Iowans who are hoping for a quick fix to their financial problems head for the casinos.

If you think someone you know is addicted to gambling, call 1-800-bets-off.

Online reporter/Anchor: Tara Thomas

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