Half of all Oregonians play the state lottery and up to five percent of them are problem gamblers. The Lottery is now aiming more help at Latino problem gamblers. At the same time, in a departure from the past, it is also now promoting its games to Latinos and other minorities.
Octavio would head to the video poker machines at Shari's before work and Denny's after work every day and all day on weekends:
"El juego no fue algo divertido despues, fue una necesidad..."