Seats Open on New Nebraska Problem Gambling Commission


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Seats are now open on a new Nebraska commission to help problem gamblers.

The nine-member Nebraska Commission on Problem Gambling is scheduled to start its work on July 1. Gov. Dave Heineman will appoint its members.

The commission must have one member with medical or mental health expertise, one expert in banking and finance, a legal expert, an education expert, and an expert in data analysis. Two members must be consumers of problem gambling services, and two members will serve as at-large residents to represent the public.

The commission was created under a law introduced by Sen. Bob Krist, of Omaha.

Applications are available on the governor's website.

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