Years ago, Rose Blozinski of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling took a phone call from a woman who was in big trouble.
“A stay-at-home mom did some online gambling and said, ‘I owe them $30,000,'” Blozinski said of the phone call from the anonymous woman to the Council’s helpline. “We gave her resources to contact for help with her addiction. But I never heard from her again and I don’t know how it turned out.”
That happened more than two decades ago, but fears about online gambling,which has been rising amid the COVID-19 pandemic,have returned andintensified.
Casinos were largely…