Author Archives: Ohio for Responsible Gambling

Gambling Related Harms Among Youth

It’s not just a harmless hobby Gambling’s impact on youth A lot of research and work has gone into addressing gambling-related problems among adults. But more and more communities around the world are looking at the real dangers facing young people exposed to gambling behaviors at an early age. Young people are being exposed to […]

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Promoting Responsible Gambling Behaviors to all of Ohio

From lotteries to casinos to racinos, gambling is a sizable part of Ohio’s entertainment landscape. For most people, it provides an opportunity for harmless fun. But, for some, gambling can result in serious consequences. That’s why it’s so important to spread public awareness of responsible gambling practices. Get Set Before You Bet is an initiative […]

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A Sure Bet on Bigger Risks.

Living near casinos/racinos ups the rate of gambling problems. It’s been a number of years since voters approved measures to allow casinos in Ohio. Advocates projected that the move would generate big revenue for the state. Since then, 4 casinos and 7 legislature-approved racinos have opened, but one new study shows that those casinos/racinos also […]

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Changing the Game in Youth Gambling.

Missouri Senator proposing national legislation to ban “Loot Boxes.” In recent years, the video game industry has become increasingly dependent on monetization models that promote compulsive purchases by consumers. One of the most common examples of this are Loot Boxes – which have been incorporated in both free and paid video games and offer players […]

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Gender Plays a Role in Problem Gambling.

Why Men May Be More at Risk. According to a study that compared problem gambling rates between men and women, reported instances of gambling weren’t all that different. There was, however, a wide rift when it came to who met the criteria for being considered gambling addicts. Only 2.9% of women were found to be […]

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The 33rd National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling

July 17-20, 2019 Denver, Colorado Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Early Bird Registration Extended Until June 10th. You’re invited to join us in Denver for the premier educational and networking event for problem gambling and responsible gambling professionals in the country. Over the course of four days, you’ll find a variety of speakers discussing numerous topics, […]

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Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day Celebrating those who served. As we honor all members of the military past and present – it’s important that we not forget about veterans who may be struggling with problem gambling. Veterans returning from deployment face many stressors when they return to civilian life. These stressors can put them at a greater […]

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National Council Research Results

Gambling Attitudes and Experiences Announcing a groundbreaking new study This past November, the National Council on Problem Gambling commissioned a national consumer study to examine experiences and attitudes about gambling. Learn more about the initial findings in the article below. The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), the advocacy organization for people and their families […]

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NHL & Sports Betting

The Changing Face of Sports Betting The NHL playoffs aren’t the only game going on. As we get deeper into this year’s NHL playoff rounds, it’s a good time to revisit the subject of sports betting. It’s been almost a year since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized sports betting outside of Nevada. And while several […]

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Gambling & Mental Health

May is National Mental Health Month. The causes and complications of compulsive gambling. We all have a role to play in preventing problem gambling in the state of Ohio. During National Mental Health Month, we’re asking all of you to help raise awareness about the relationship between mental health disorders and compulsive gambling. By doing […]

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