Author Archives: Ohio for Responsible Gambling

The 17th Annual Ohio Problem Gambling Conference.

February 20-21, 2020 “Before You Bet” shares the goals of The Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO) – to generate awareness and promote education around the issue of problem gambling. Next month, PGNO will be hosting the 17th Annual Problem Gambling Conference in Lewis Center, Ohio – bringing together national experts, state leaders and local […]

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Stories of Hope.

Overcoming Problem Gambling is Possible. This holiday season – we want to give anyone struggling with problem gambling the gift of knowing that things can get better. At Before You Bet, our goal is to connect people to the resources they need when it comes to prevention and treatment. Sometimes, the most important resource we […]

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Holiday Triggers and How to Avoid them.

The calendar is inching ever closer to the holidays – and at Get Set Before You Bet, we have some encouraging words for 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 play cards […]

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Problem Gambling Network of Ohio.

Building a network of support through collaboration, education and research. At Before You Bet, our mission is to help Ohio communities reduce problem gambling and build awareness of available prevention and treatment resources. As an organization, one of our biggest strengths is that we aren’t in it alone. We’re a part of a true coalition […]

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Gift Responsibly in 2019

Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play. It’s that time of year again.  We’re all rushing around in search of the perfect gift – and when it comes down to the time-tested tradition of last-minute holiday shopping, a lot of people turn to lottery tickets as a gift add-on. They’re fun, but our goal is to make […]

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House Bill 282 Could Allow Use of Electronic Instant Bingo.

Here’s what Ohioans need to know. The Ohio Constitution generally prohibits gambling – but includes some exceptions. One of those exceptions is for instant bingo games conducted by charitable organizations that raise money for charitable causes. Under existing law, physical instant bingo games are conducted using paper tickets sold to participants either in person or […]

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The Gambling Addiction Prevention Act

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) estimates that as many as 56,000 active duty members of the Armed Forces meet the criteria for gambling disorder. It’s a serious health and financial issue – and also poses a national security concern by impacting individual readiness and performance of affected service members.  The Gambling Addiction Prevention […]

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How Social Casinos Leverage Facebook User Data

A highly lucrative but somewhat secretive industry has exploded across the United States in the past decade. It’s the world of social casinos – apps or websites where you can play popular casino games like roulette, video poker or slots on your computer or mobile device. In the United States alone, well over 100 million […]

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Support for Families and Friends of Problem Gamblers

Problem gambling doesn’t just affect the individual. It affects family members and friends. If someone you care about has a problem, the anxiety and concern you feel about their gambling can become all consuming. Living with the effects of someone else’s gambling can be too devastating to bear. That’s why, whether or not your loved […]

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