Columbia, Mo. -- As the popularity of gambling increases across the nation, college students are finding themselves rolling snake eyes. With an estimated 85 percent of college students in the United States involved in some form of gambling -- 23 percent on a weekly basis -- public universities across the state of Missouri are partnering with University of Missouri-Columbia experts to combat problem gambling on campus.

"College students today are among the first generation of youth to grow up in a culture of widespread legalized gambling," said Kristy Wanner, gambling prevention coordinator at MU´s Wellness Resource Center. "The...

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