Gambling

Calls to Ohio's problem-gambling hotline have increased with the opening of casinos in Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.

The Columbus Dispatch reports about 3,200 people have called the line this year, and there was a noticeable increase from September to October, the month Ohio's third casino opened in Columbus.

An Ohio Casino Control Commission official says most calls are from people whose gambling caused serious personal or financial problems.

Last week, a judge threw out a lawsuit challenging slots like machines in Ohio and we spoke to the group, Ohio Roundtable, who says its considering an appeal on the grounds that it violates the constitution. Today, Emily McCord speaks with Bob Tennenbaum, a spokesman for Penn National, the company who will develop the proposed racino in Dayton.

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