EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) — 14,690 calls were made to the Wisconsin Problem Gambling Helpline in 2015; that number was 41 calls away from the record set in 2014.
The average debt of the calls to the helpline is at a staggering $39,000.
Rose Gruber, the Director of Wisconsin Council and Problem Gambling, says the average debt is probably higher because its only a rough estimate at the time they call.
We always take that number with a grain of salt because when people call us, a lot of times they dont really have a clue what their debt amount really is, Gruber said.
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