Ohio Lottery Co-Hosts Problem Gambling Awareness Event

Happy National Problem Gambling Awareness Week!

Who brought the booze?

The Ohio Lottery is teaming up with the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services to host a conference on problem gambling this week in Columbus beginning Wednesday. The AP points out that this event is coming "just days after the opening of the state's fourth voter-approved casino." Clocking in at $400 million, the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati is scheduled to open today.

The organization's ongoing problem gambling hotline is available at 1-800-589-9966. Check out a (rather unsettling) promo video from the Ohio Lottery below.

In Cleveland, meanwhile, the Greater Cleveland RTA is carrying its share of the problem gambling load; the RTA's website prominently features information and directions to the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland alongside schedules, timetables and trip planning documents.