Problem Gamblers Awareness Day

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman is spreading the word about gambling addiction across the state. It’s something she does every year around this time. Monday is the 19th time Ronda Hatefi will put on an annual event called Problem Gambler’s Awareness Day. Hateffi is the founder of Oregonians for Gamblers Awareness, a non-profit she … Continue reading »

Raising Problem Gambling Awareness

EUGENE, Ore. — For most of us, March Madness is a chance to compete with others around the office for bracket bragging rights, but Lane County Public Health says for thousands of others who fill out their brackets, they suffer from a gambling addiction. Lane County Public Health says more than 9,000 Oregonians are addicted … Continue reading »

Oregon Lottery Cuts Ad Funding

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Lottery has decided to stop its efforts to promote help for gambling addicts. As a result, Oregonians will no longer be seeing commercials or like ads promoting help and treatment. Lane County Public Health representatives said while the ads are gone, the treatment options remain, but the Oregon Lottery’s decision … Continue reading »