Ohio has an estimated 246,561(2.8%) * of adults over 18 that are considered potentially problem gamblers. The total ‘target’ population over 18 is 8,805,761. Problem gamblers in Ohio have 9,023 electronic machines, a state lottery, casinos, Racetrack Casinos, Pari-mutual betting and charitable gambling available to feed their problem.
Ohio brought in $3.18 billion (16th nationally) from gambling revenues and spends 17 cents per capita (24th nationally) on gambling treatment services. The Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) and Ohio Lottery Commission (OLC) have partnered together to address treatment needs of those who would be affected since 2002. Since then pilot programs have been developed in key areas of Ohio.
*further details on the state of Ohio can be found here.