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Ohio Gambling Survey Analysis Released

The Ohio for Responsible Gambling coalition today released an analysis of the Ohio Gambling Survey – Round Two, a follow-up to the baseline survey done in 2012, before any of the state’s casinos and racetrack-based racinos had opened. Ohio for Responsible Gambling (ORG) includes the Ohio Commissions of Casino Control, Lottery and Racing, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). The new 2016-17 survey gathered 24,000 completed responses and includes the same prevalence measurement used in 2012, the Canadian Problem Gambling Index (CPGI). This allows for a … Read More »

Fighting Compulsive Gambling Among Women

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 »

More Ohioans Getting Treated for Gambling Addiction

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 ( ) the increase coincides with treatment centers and with the spread of casino gambling around the state since the … Read More »