Author Archives: Ohio for Responsible Gambling

Social Distancing Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Find Help.

Problem Gambling Resources are Available Online & by Phone. Protective measures implemented in response to the Coronavirus have led to the cancellation of Gambler’s Anonymous 12-step meetings. People who struggle with feelings of loneliness and isolation and rely on those meetings can still find the support and guidance they need. As lifestyles are changing due […]

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The Voluntary Exclusion Program

Here to Help Problem Gamblers in Ohio. The Gambling Help Ohio.org website offers many valuable resources for people seeking help and support. One of those resources that has made positive impacts across the state is the Voluntary Exclusion Program. The program offers individuals the ability to ban themselves from casino or racino facilities in Ohio […]

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Every Month Should Be Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

Problem Gambling Awareness Month ended in March. Our commitment to shining a light on the issue didn’t. That’s why, in April, we’re taking the opportunity to remind everyone what makes problem gambling so damaging and how we can all help address the issue in our communities. By the Numbers It’s sometimes called “the invisible addiction.” […]

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Managing Stress During Coronavirus

Expanding Support Services in Response to the Pandemic. The Coronavirus pandemic is putting added stress on Ohioans already dealing with mental health needs. For people dealing with feelings of loneliness and isolation due to problem gambling or any mental health issue, the statewide protective measures being implemented in response to this public health crisis can […]

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Nobody has to Struggle Alone. We’re Always Here to Help.

If gambling is causing problems in your life, there are many resources that you can turn to. Ohio’s problem gambling resource database contains 81 locations that provide counseling services, information on self-exclusion from casinos and racinos and various support groups for problem gamblers and their families. The first step toward getting help is knowing where […]

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Marijuana and Problem Gambling

The Connection is Becoming Clearer Recent national studies suggest that marijuana users gamble more often than the general population. According to a study conducted by the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, those under the influence of marijuana are more apt to make rash and impulsive decisions – magnifying their reactions to gambling wins and losses. […]

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Change the Game

Unlock the Reality of Youth Gambling The earlier we can address the issue, the more effective we can be at preventing youth gambling. That’s the mission of “Change the Game” – an initiative of Ohio for Responsible Gambling that’s designed to raise awareness in our community of the risks youth face around gambling.  Exposure to […]

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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

Awareness + Action. Many Ohioans are unaware of the potentially devastating effects problem gambling can cause. It is often portrayed as being fun and social – but the truth is, gambling can affect a person’s entire life. It can negatively impact work, school or family relationships. It can affect mental, emotional and physical well-being. Raising […]

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Spreading the Word About Responsible Gambling.

Get to know the new Media Kit. Ohio for Responsible Gambling’s “Before You Bet” campaign has launched a valuable new resource to help local news organizations and partners spread the message about responsible gambling. The Media Kit, available on BeforeYouBet.com, is designed to provide a wide variety of relevant and timely information in one, convenient […]

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Colleges & Universities

Responding to the Spread of Legal Sports Betting. Legalized sports betting has received significant news coverage over the past year. Ever since a U.S. Supreme Court decision opened the door for states to legalize sports betting, many states have been passing legislation to do just that. The rapid spread of legalized sport betting has gotten […]

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