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Gambling addiction a major concern in sports betting debate

The Supreme Court has given states the go-ahead to allow gambling on sports nationwide, Ohio legislators are faced with deciding how to move forward with local legislation. “There are a tremendous amount of options,” said Senator Bill Coley, who represents the 4th Ohio Senate District, and is the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Government Oversight and Reform. Click here for more on this breaking story.   

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 »