MINNEAPOLIS -- For some it is entertainment. For others, gambling can be a dangerous addiction.

Here in Minnesota, problem gambling appears to be prevalent.

According to the Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance as many as 214,000 Minnesotans suffer from gambling addiction.

A 2011 poll says 86 percent of Minnesotans see gambling addiction as a problem.

And 67 percent say they did not know that the state covers treatment costs.

This week is National Problem Gambling Awareness Week. For more information visit the National Problem Gambling Alliance website.

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