Stories tagged with: Gambling

March 25, 2014 - 2:51pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

According to a recent report, hundreds of gamblers have voluntarily banned themselves from Ohio's four casinos. Muskingum Behavioral Health CEO, Steve Carrel, says the effort has actually proven effective.

"It actually works for those people who have a gambling problem but aren't real severe," said Carrel. "For those people that have started to lose control of their gambling and they know that they need some help in avoiding going to the casinos."


August 12, 2013 - 3:22pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

About 450 people have asked to be banned from Ohio's four casinos to help prevent them from gambling away their money.

"In Ohio, when the four casinos came here, the state made it so that you can exclude yourself from all four casinos without having to go to the different companies and owners of the different casinos to do that self-exclusion," said Megan Daugherty, a counselor at Muskingum Behavioral Health.

Daugherty says putting yourself on the self-exclusion list...

April 11, 2013 - 6:37pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

Muskingum Behavioral Health Services will soon be seeing money from Ohio's casinos.

The organization will receive a small portion of revenue from gambling houses across the state which will go towards screening residents for gambling problems and giving treatments and interventions to people with gambling problems.

"We are screening all of our clients through the months of April, May and June just to see how many clients have been impacted by problem gambling and...

October 2, 2012 - 4:50pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

Results of a new study released one week before the casino in Columbus opens show it may create problems for gambling addicts.

The Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services has conducted a survey to provide a baseline so the state will know if the opening of the new casinos will increase the prevalence of gambling problems in Ohio.

"At this point, the prevalence is anywhere between 1 and 4 percent with an at risk or problem gambling which sounds like...

March 22, 2011 - 3:47pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

Last week, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he is proposing a new legislation for the oversight of unregulated gambling games.

The proposal will address electronic games that look like slot machines, which DeWine said can mislead players and also cause confusion for law enforcement.

"What we need is a state law which gives local law enforcement, the juice, the tools to go after them, and that's what we're going to do," he said.

DeWine said this...

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