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Madison Siguenza

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The odds may be stacked against many people who are addicted to gambling, an industry that earns billions in tax revenue each year for state governments. Of Americans with problem or pathological gambling, Asian immigrants, Native Americans, African-Americans and Latinos have gambling disorders at higher rates than whites. Military personnel — about half of whom are people of color — have gambling disorders at higher rates than the civilian population. These populations are also less likely to seek treatment for gambling disorders.