The state of Ohio, awash with new gambling outlets, will distribute $3.8 million to counties for gambling addiction treatment and prevention services this fiscal year — more than double last year’s total.
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The number for the Ohio Problem Gambling Hotline is 1-800-589-9966.
Money for problem gambling
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services will distribute $3.8 million to counties to fight problem gambling. How much money area counties are getting this fiscal year, which began in July:
Hamilton — $263,232
Montgomery — $175,368
Butler — $121,629
Clark/Greene/Madison — $112,852
Warren — $85,047
Miami/Darke/Shelby — $67,195
This newspaper analyzed state data and talked to gambling experts to bring you this story. We will continue to track how gambling impacts our communities and report on this important issue.
Counties get most casino tax money
Ohio’s 88 counties receive 51 percent of taxes collected on gross casino revenue at the state’s four casinos. How the $70.2 million collected in the third quarter of 2013 was distributed:
Fund … Amount … % of collections
County Fund … $35,824,548.68 … 51%
Student Fund … $23,883,032.46 … 34%
Host City Fund … $3,512,210.65 … 5%
Casino Control Commission Fund … $2,107,326.39 … 3%
Ohio State Racing Commission Fund … $2,107,326.39 … 3%
Law Enforcement Training Fund … $1,404,884.26 … 2%
Problem Gambling & Addictions Fund … $1,404,884.26 … 2%
Source: Ohio Department of Taxation