In 2023, PA Provided Over $8 Million to the Problem Gambling Fund

Arsenii Anderson
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in 2023 pa provided almost 8 million to the problem gambling fund

Pennsylvania has one of the most thriving gaming markets in the nation, particularly for online casinos. According to a report issued by the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) in Pennsylvania, the Compulsive and Problem Gambling Treatment Fund (CPGT) received $8.3 million from the Keystone State in FY 2022/2023.

Pennsylvania’s gaming environment has grown, which is why the CPGT received a larger contribution in FY 2021–2022. In large part, this is due to PA online casinos.

Pennsylvania Spends More than $8 Million on Treating Compulsive Gambling

According to the DDAP Compulsive and Problem Gambling Annual Report, the state gave the CPGT $8.3 million. The distribution of the funds is broken out in the report as follows:

  • 48% to the counties for initiatives related to outreach, education, and prevention;
  • 35% for program management and supervision;
  • 17% to providers of outpatient therapy for gambling treatment.

It’s thought to be the biggest payment PA has ever paid to the CPGT fund, which supports responsible gaming. The sums from prior years are as follows:

  • 2019/2020: $5 million;
  • 2020/2021: $4.3 million;
  • 2021/2022: $6.8 million;
  • 2022/2023: $8.3 million.

During FY 2022/2023, Pennsylvania’s casino operators brought in $5.51 billion in revenue, setting a record for any 12-month period. They also achieved a tax milestone of $2.37 billion. The CPGT receives more funding the more money the state brings in.

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