Arkansas has an estimated 49,180 (2.2%) Potential Compulsive Gamblers, likely an underestimate. It is ranked 35th in funding to help treat the problem which is a mere 7 cents, well below the average of 32 cents. With revenues from a lottery, commercial and Indian casinos totaling $473 Million reported from it seems out of proportion, however the revenue side of this equation ranks it at 41st out of all states and D.C. (District of Columbia).
The above statistics are not bad since Arkansas did not have legislative guidance before 2009 that determined how much of the overall revenue would be used for problem gambling. It is sad however that they contract with Louisiana to provide a help line and at present there is no information on how many calls are being received. Community Mental Health reported that a measly 10 gamblers and 2 significant others have received counseling from the state.
Arkansas had 1,900 electronic gaming machines in 2012 according to their own report. They have a racetrack casino, pari-mutual wagering and charitable gaming as a part of their source of revenue.