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Calls to Ohio's gambling hotline increased in the last month
An expert says the increase is partly due to the opening of a new casino and a racino in Columbus
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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Six months after the state’s first casino opened in Cleveland, and the same month a casino opened in Columbus, Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen reports October saw phone calls to Ohio’s problem gambling hotline shoot up about 30%.

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That’s Laura Clemens of the Ohio Casino Control Commission. She says the problem gambling hotline can also refer people to counselors and addiction specialists who charge for their treatment programs. The number for the toll-free hotline is required to be posted prominently at Ohio casinos and racetracks, and that's where most of the callers say they found out about it. The number is: (800) 589 - 9966.
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Greetings...

Ohio should have NEVER let gambling into this state! And I believe that if it were'nt for certain identity switching and the need for our aboundant supply of water here on Lake Erie, it could have or would not have happened... There are simply too many other places to go if a person wants to gamble. The entire culture of gambling and its ability to centrally access the machines for payout looseness based on who is in the house is usually simply a cash maching for the players who are combatants to our way of life.

With this cash availability, it can open up and establish the causation of events that are otherwise deemed a natural happening of god and thus brings into line the otherwise oppososition.
It also severly taps into the availablilty of church bingo funds from those with such propensities.

They always sell the idea of the tax revenue being helpful to the community and creating jobs, but the better paying jobs are usually given to talent of their own being brought in from other locations.

The net result is a devastation of the local philosophy and way of life.

Feel free to relay or post this post in any way You wish, and hopefully to the state office government before its too late.


Posted by: Gordon Sanek (Geneva On The Lake) on November 16, 2012 2:11AM
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