The Gambling Addiction Prevention Act of 2019 requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop policies and programs to prevent and treat gambling problems, in coordination with the Department’s other behavioral health efforts. On military sites where gambling activities take place, such policies and programs would include providing educational materials and promoting responsible gambling behavior. It also requires the Department to update its regulations, instructions, and guidance to explicitly include gambling disorder within 180 days of the passage of the Act.
Encourage political leaders to protect our troops by preventing problem gambling.
Introduced in the Senate (07/09/2019)
Introduced in the House (07/09/2019)
Why the Gap Act Matters