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Taxes To Pay For Gambling Addiction Treatment

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- Taxes on Ohio's four casinos will pay for guaranteed treatment of bettors with verified gambling addictions.

The Ohio Casino Control Commission this week heard details of the 4.9 million dollar problem gambling response plan.

The commission regulates the casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction services says 209 addicted gamblers were treated in the 2013 fiscal year out of about 5,900 screened by agencies statewide.
 

 

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