Author Archives: Ohio for Responsible Gambling

Making your New Year’s resolutions 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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Holiday Triggers and How to Avoid Them.

The calendar has reached Christmas Eve – and at Get Set Before You Bet, we’d like to give the gift of encouraging words to those struggling with a gambling addiction. We know it’s not the easiest time of the year. Holiday traditions can be triggers that reignite the urge to gamble. While family and friends […]

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Problem Gamblers Aren’t Alone.

The holidays can be a hard time for people dealing with a gambling addiction. For thousands across the country, it’s often a very lonely struggle. Shame and embarrassment may keep people affected from seeking out the help they need. But nobody needs to go through this challenge alone. At Get Set Before You Bet, we’re […]

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Problem Gambling & The Military

Gambling is an addiction that doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or socio-economic background. But perhaps one of the more surprising segments of our population at risk are active military members and veterans. For active military, gambling can be a way to cope with boredom, stress and depression. Service members are […]

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Don’t Gamble on a Gift this Holiday Season.

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends. At Get Set Before You Bet, it’s a time to remind everyone to celebrate safely and gift responsibly. Over the past 11 years, the National Council on Problem Gambling’s “Gift Responsibly” campaign has helped raise awareness of the risks associated with giving lottery tickets […]

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Responding to Gambling’s Latest Growth Spurt.

In May of 2018, the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibited gambling on individual sporting events. Almost immediately, 30 states rushed to take advantage of what’s projected to become a new billion-dollar industry. At a time when problem gambling is on the rise – this development poses a significant challenge to our […]

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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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