Ohio's gambling line often gets calls for info - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Ohio's gambling line often gets calls for info

CLEVELAND (AP) - Callers to Ohio's problem-gambling help line often seek information on wagering rather than help to quit gambling.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/12QLUDE ) reports that operators handled more than 5,600 calls in the fiscal year that ended June 30. Records show 54% of those calls fell into the category of "not applicable." Callers frequently wanted winning lottery numbers or information about casinos and horse tracks.

A recorded message was added to the help line this month so callers know they have reached a line for problem gamblers.

The chief of problem-gambling services for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services attributes the volume of calls to an aggressive state promotional campaign by the Ohio for Responsible Gambling alliance.

Problem gamblers can get referrals for help by calling 1-800-589-9966.

 

Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Heartland NewsNewsMore>>

  • Storm damage reports 2/24

    Storm damage reports 2/24

    Saturday, February 24 2018 7:17 PM EST2018-02-25 00:17:20 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The following storm damage reports are from the National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky: Missouri.

    The following storm damage reports are from the National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky: Missouri.

  • Power outages in the Heartland

    Saturday, February 24 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-02-25 00:10:35 GMT

    A FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY has been issued for Saturday, February 24 due to flooding and severe weather. The risk of power outages is very likely due to high winds. To report a power outage, click here. Missouri Illinois Kentucky Download the KFVS First Alert Weather app: iPhone | Android Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.

    A FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY has been issued for Saturday, February 24 due to flooding and severe weather. The risk of power outages is very likely due to high winds. To report a power outage, click here. Missouri Illinois Kentucky Download the KFVS First Alert Weather app: iPhone | Android Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Road closures, water over the road, river closures 2/24

    Road closures, water over the road, river closures 2/24

    Saturday, February 24 2018 6:35 PM EST2018-02-24 23:35:59 GMT
    Rising water in Gideon, MO (Source: Summer Thacker, cNews)Rising water in Gideon, MO (Source: Summer Thacker, cNews)

    Several roads in Kentucky have water over the roads.

    Several roads in Kentucky have water over the roads.

Powered by Frankly