Ohio Will Spend Millions on Gambling Addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): After overseeing the opening of four casinos and seven racinos in Ohio, the state is planning to spend nearly $5.8 million on gambling addiction and treatment this year.
 
Tracy Plouck, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, says the state currently has a shortage of trained, certified counselors to deal with problem gambling, but officials are pushing for more education programs to get up to speed.