Author Archives: Ohio for Responsible Gambling

Vets Vulnerable to Gambling Addictions

VA is doing little to address growing concern about vets’ problem gambling. After risking their lives in combat, many vets don’t feel that rolling the dice for money is that big a gamble. But a number of authorities are concluding that combat vets are at higher risk to become problem gamblers, and the VA is […]

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Games within games

Ted Leonsis was never a gambler. An entrepreneur, a businessman, a philanthropist, an investor — but never much of a gambler. So, he’s perhaps an unlikely torchbearer for one of the biggest shifts the sports world has seen in the 21st century. But here he is, with something that feels more like a grand vision […]

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Mega-Millions Jackpot Media Frenzy Offers Opportunity for Responsible Gambling Messaging

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2018 CONTACT: Cait Huble CaitH@ncpgambling.org 202-360-4560   Washington, D.C. – As the Mega Millions jackpot has reached record levels, the National Council on Problem Gambling urges consumers to protect themselves against excessive gambling and calls upon lotteries and the media to promote responsible gambling messages. Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council […]

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Parents Must Educate Children On Gambling Risks

Gambling watchdogs in different parts of the world have been growing more concerned with each passing year over the rise in problem gamblers especially amongst the younger generation. The United Kingdom is one such nation that has witnessed a massive spike in gambling addiction as children are being exposed to a bombardment of gambling advertisements during […]

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Are we doing enough to help problem gamblers?

In May, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, a federal statute that limited regulated sports betting to primarily Nevada for 26 years. Since the ruling, four additional states — Delaware, Mississippi, New Jersey and West Virginia — have started taking bets, with Pennsylvania and Rhode Island expected […]

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Sports betting: Gambling could put athletes at risk

Longtime Las Vegas oddsmaker Kenny White stumbled into the role he holds today. White, vice president of data integrity at Don Best Sports, whose clients include the Big 12 conference, owned Las Vegas Sports Consultants, a company that provided odds and betting information to sports books. He began receiving complaints from his clients how they […]

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Ohio grapples with problem gambling

Josh McClellan already had a gambling problem when Hollywood Casino opened in Toledo, giving the Army veteran a dangerous new place to play his money away. He would start at the tables with anywhere from $300 to $1,500, working his way through poker and blackjack. When he lost too much money at cards, he would play the […]

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