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10 Common Lies Compulsive Gamblers Tell

If you’re living with a compulsive gambler, you’re already familiar with the never-ending cycle of lies, half-truths, and deliberate distortion of facts. But if you haven’t yet confirmed (but do suspect) that your spouse or partner has a gambling addiction, look carefully at his or her behavior patterns for signs that gambling has become more […]

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Overview Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. […]

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Making your New Year’s resolution stick

Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check. It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. In addition to the post-holiday slump, not being able to keep your resolutions by February, March or even late January may increase your anxiety. When your holiday […]

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Seven Truths About Holiday Gambling

We are in the thick of the holiday season, which often means family, food, fun, and free time. That extra time usually means more time for our hobbies and entertainment and, for those who like to gamble, it can also mean additional opportunities for betting.   More time to gamble can, for some, result in […]

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Legislative Action Alert

House Bill 132 (HB132), which legalizes Daily Fantasy Sports (Draft Kings, Fan Duel, etc.) has been passed by the Ohio Senate and is expected to reach Ohio Governor, John Kasich’s desk, by the end of the year. While PGNO maintains a neutral stance regarding gambling, we do advocate to ensure appropriate consumer protections are included. […]

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Gift Responsibly This Holiday Season

So it’s just a lottery ticket, right? What’s the big deal? Actually, it is illegal in Ohio for anyone under 18 to gamble, so giving a lottery ticket as a gift is not only age-inappropriate, it’s technically illegal. But there’s more to it than that. According to information provided by the National Council on Problem […]

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Is Your Teenager Gambling Online?

Research shows that about 40 percent of problem gamblers started gambling before the age of 17.  Even though many forms of gambling are illegal for teens, there is little to stop a teen from placing bets online—if they are able to get their hands on a credit card, they can easily register for a gambling […]

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Research shows that about 40% of problem gamblers started gambling before age 17. Here’s what to do if you suspect your teen is #gambling online:

#ProblemGambling effects more than just the person gambling, it can have a big impact on spouses & family members. This article from @BeforeYouBetOH talks a bit about what steps you can take if you think someone you care about is gambling problematically.

Addiction thrives on secrets. If you or someone you know shows signs of #problemgambling, there is help! Visit to find services in your area.