How are services funded for problem gambling treatment?

Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1031 provides funding for prevention and treatment services from Washington’s Lottery, the Washington Horse Racing Commission and recreational gaming licensees. These commissions pay a tax of 0.013% from their gross revenues.  Washington Tribal governments may also voluntarily fund treatment services. 

The DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery is responsible for planning, implementing, and quality oversight for state-funded prevention and treatment services for problem gambling.  An advisory committee also oversees services.