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Bell gives speech to kick off National Responsible Gaming Week

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – Monday is the first day of National Responsible Gaming Week. Officials in the Glass City are making sure people are having fun without losing it all.

City leaders hope to emphasize the importance of responsible gaming in the community, including setting time limits and budgets when gambling, never gambling under pressure, and only gambling for entertainment.

Hollywood Casino Toledo offers more than 2,000 ways for Toledoans to bet on having a good time, but it can also be a place where people throw it all away if they are not responsible.   

On Monday, Toledo Mayor Mike Bell gave a responsible gaming proclamation to the casino to show the city's support of their efforts to educate gamers. County commissioners and casino executives were also in attendance.

According to the gaming commission, 5 to 6 percent of all gamblers have the potential to become problem gamblers. Casino executives said they are kicking off a special "All In" campaign to educate their employees, urging them to be on the lookout for gamblers who need help and provide them with information.

Bell said the city appreciates the casino's efforts to help prevent Toledoans from becoming gambling statistics.

"What we want to do is cut it off at the pass, be proactive. And I have an extreme appreciation for Hollywood Casino and Penn National stepping up and saying, 'OK, look. We want to be proactive in this community. We want to be a good partner here, and we want to be a true member of the family, and so we're telling you this is how it needs to roll,'" said Bell.

There are a series of events being held this week to provide people with information on how to play responsibly and get help when they feel gambling is becoming a problem. Team members will be at the Mud Hens game Tuesday, as well as at the Wood County Fair, to pass out materials. 

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