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By TANYA MOHN APRIL 28, 2017 Marilyn Lancelot, 86, said that after being a compulsive gambler for seven years, she was arrested at age 61 for embezzling $350,000 from her job and served nearly a year in prison. Credit Deanna Alejandra Dent for The New York Times Blinking lights, the clicking sound of coins, and perks like free or inexpensive food, drinks and casino bus trips are enticing many older women to gamble. For some people, that seductive environment can be extremely dangerous. “Casinos are trained to make you feel … Read More »
May 2, 2017, at 12:44 a.m DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An increase in the number of Ohioans treated for gambling addiction in the past two years is attributed not only to the effects of casino legalization but to increased availability of treatment. State reports show the number of Ohioans treated or diagnosed with a gambling disorder rose by more than 11 percent from 2014 through 2016. The Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2qlf4xk ) the increase coincides with treatment centers and with the spread of casino gambling around the state since the … Read More »
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – After more than 60 law enforcement agents raided Valdosta area businesses in search of evidence of illegal gambling Wednesday, experts are discussing the effects machines at convenience stores and other places can have on those with addictions. Some psychologists said gambling schemes are designed in very addicting ways. The convenience of the machines can make it harder to recover from an addiction, which can be harmful to a persons family, finances or overall well being. They add that some psychological associations have only recently classified the issue as … Read More »