Author Archives: Ohio for Responsible Gambling

De-Stress This Spring With Three Helpful Tips

Do you cope with stress by distracting yourself with other activities? If you do, you’re not alone. According to the Mental Health Foundation, some turn to substances like alcohol or drugs to deal with the unpleasant emotions of stress. But these actions have the potential to negatively impact people’s mental health more than stress. Similarly, […]

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Five Museums To Visit During Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month is celebrated every March, a time of year that promotes art education across the United States. It’s a great opportunity to talk with the child in your life about the value of art education. Studies show it can improve critical thinking and encourage creativity for students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.  During […]

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Why March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Problem Gambling Awareness Month takes place every March and is a time of year dedicated to increasing public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services. The campaign consists of the National Council on Problem Gambling state affiliates, organizational and individual members, state health agencies, gaming companies, recovery groups, and […]

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Sports Betting Ads: How Much Is Too Much?

Sports betting advertising has grown exponentially over the past few years, especially as more states – including Ohio – have started to legalize it. In a 2017 Ohio Gambling Survey, it was revealed that 24% of Ohio adults who were at risk for problem gambling were engaged in sports gambling. Now, industry experts are starting […]

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Tips to Help Youth Decrease Screen Time

Did you know that according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, more than seventy-five percent of kids and teenagers play video games? Even though video games are more popular than ever, it is important for youth to keep them in balance with other non-screen activities. According to a recent article from CBS […]

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How To Keep Sports Betting Responsible

For the last few years, experts have been predicting that sports betting would likely become legal in Ohio. And in December 2021, those predictions proved true when Ohio officially joined thirty other states in the U.S. to legalize sports betting. Though sports betting will likely not start in earnest until early 2023, preparations are currently […]

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How Video Games Impact Americans

If you know someone who plays video games regularly, the question “How much is too much?” has probably crossed your mind at some point.  While there’s no hard or fast rule to how much time someone should play video games, there’s no denying that Americans are playing more video games than ever before. According to […]

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