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More Ohioans seek help for gambling problem

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Ohioans with gambling problems are reaching out for help in greater numbers in the state where three casinos and one racino opened this year.

The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/TWTC73 ) reports phone calls to the state's gambling help line are increasing and more people are signing up for a voluntary program barring them from entering a casino.

The Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline received 2,576 calls in the last fiscal year that ended in June. More than 1,389 calls were received in the first four months of this fiscal year.

The responsible-gambling program coordinator for the Ohio Casino Control Commission attributed that rise to a couple of factors. She says more gambling options are now available in Ohio and the help line phone number has been publicized more.

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