Author Archives: Ohio for Responsible Gambling

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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Have You Heard of Loot Boxes?

Here’s one more story that helps unlock the reality of youth gambling. As the first month of our new “Change the Game” campaign comes to a close, the story below only reinforces its reason for being. Read how one loot box-style website is now having to answer to its users. YouTube stars promoted gambling to […]

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Will Gambling Addiction Increase?

Understanding the social costs of expanded sports betting. As more states are legalizing sports gambling – more people need to be aware of the risks. Click below to see how one major news outlet is helping to spread the message: https://www.cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/Lz3ihi7YqQHW7FZTh1en_EUCgHE21IJB/will-gambling-addiction-increase-/

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We are the Majority Rally

Celebrating Healthy Choices Among Ohio’s Youth Despite the constant barrage of messaging that promotes risky behaviors in youth – the majority of young people still manage to make good, healthy choices. They’re actively making their communities safer, healthier places to live. And on Tuesday, April 30th – hundreds will be coming to downtown Columbus to […]

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Problem Gambling Advocacy Day

On April 10th, 2019 – The National Council on Problem Gambling has invited stakeholder from across the country to share stories, concerns and priorities with elected officials in Washington, DC. Read more in the press release below: NCPG Brings Constituents to Capitol Hill to Build Awareness of Gambling Addiction Among Veterans, Military and Sports Bettors […]

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Symptoms or Root Cause

How Problem Gambling Affects Health In medical school, we were all taught the importance of a good and complete history. We learned how to do a thorough review of systems and ask about things such as shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, bowel habits, dizziness, depression, and use of alcohol or other drugs to name […]

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At-Risk Behavior & the Adolescent Brain

When you think about all the different “talks” you have with kids as they grow up, the potential consequences of gambling may not seem like an obvious topic. But it’s just as important as any other life lesson. The dangers of alcohol, cigarettes and drugs are easy to see. But many parents don’t quite understand […]

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