Author Archives: Ohio for Responsible Gambling

6 risks factors of online gambling

Online gambling possesses a unique set of risks. Combined with the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, online gambling can be especially tempting and destructive for those with gambling problems. Why? Here are 6 risk factors of online gambling: Easy access. In just a few clicks or taps, gamblers can access games and betting opportunities right […]

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Play it safe with youth gaming

In the US, 70% of families have a child who plays video games. As COVID-19 continues to keep people indoors and turns usual schedules upside down, kids are spending more time gaming. For them, it’s a way to connect with friends, have fun, and occupy their time. But all that gaming can lead to unintended […]

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Ways to steer clear of online gambling and support recovery

As people continue to stay home and practice social distancing to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus, some may be more vulnerable to mental health struggles or destructive coping behaviors than others. For those on the path to recovery from gambling problems, the addition of isolation, stress, and financial uncertainty combined with easy, unlimited […]

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Veterans, active military at risk of problem gambling

Today, America honors the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Memorial Day also serves as a reminder to support the many veterans and military personnel struggling with mental health issues and addiction, including problem gambling. Active military membersAccording to the National Council on Problem Gambling, as many as 56,000 active duty […]

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Ohio’s Warm Transfer Project to provide after-hours support for problem gambling

The Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline is available 24/7—and soon clinician support will be too. To connect those calling after business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) to services they need, the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO), along with the Ohio Problem Gambling Advisory Board and Ohio for Responsible Gambling, is launching a new warm transfer […]

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How to talk to kids about gambling

Hopefully all moms had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Being a mom takes amazing strength, especially when it comes to tough conversations. Change the Game, created by Ohio for Responsible Gambling, is here to help moms (and all parent figures) talk with children about responsible gaming and gambling behaviors, helping to prevent youth gambling before it’s […]

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Tips to support your mental health while staying at home

Staying in to help slow the spread of the coronavirus is making a difference. But it’s also making many people stressed, lonely, and bored, all of which can lead to unhealthy coping behaviors, including gambling. By forming a few healthy habits, you can improve your mental wellbeing. Emotional awarenessFinancial uncertainty, concern for loved ones, and […]

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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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