More than a thousand would-be gamblers have banned themselves from Ohio casinos and racinos, and many risk arrest if they return to the facilities they pledged to avoid.
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Problem gamblers in Ohio can receive a free screening and, if identified as a problem gambler, free counseling at many centers across the state. Here are some help options in southwest Ohio:
Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline: 1-800-589-9966
A New Direction for Counseling, Beavercreek: (937) 426-2686
Center for Alcoholism and Drug Addition Services, Dayton: (937) 461-5223
Chemical Addictions Treatment, Cincinnati: (513) 638-2228
National Gambling Helpline: 1-800-522-4700