Awareness + Action

The 15th Annual Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Right now, groups across America are working hard to increase awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services. We can all play a role in supporting the mission of this grassroots campaign. Learn more about Problem Gambling Awareness Month and how you can […]

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It’s time to unlock the reality of youth gambling

Our Mission Change the Game Ohio was created to raise awareness of the sheer amount of gambling behaviors that our youth are being exposed to every single day. Many of the digital games that young people play for hours on end simulate the same excitement experienced by gamblers. Opportunities for instant upgrades, mystery loot boxes […]

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16th Annual Ohio Problem Gambling Conference: Mitigating Harm. Maximizing Effectiveness Don’t Miss the Annual Conference

Don’t Miss the Annual ConferenceThursday, Feb. 28th & Friday March 1st The 2019 Ohio Problem Gambling Conference will once again feature presentations from both local and national experts. This year’s keynote speakers include: Thursday: Dr. Rachel A. Volberg   Research Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts […]

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Superbowl 51: Illegal Betting & Gambling Problems Addicted gamblers desperate to bet and unable to control their gambling are particularly susceptible to abuse by bookies Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Washington, DC One concern about the massive amount of illegal betting on Superbowl 51—estimated at $4.5 billion by the American Gaming Association—is the relationship between illegal […]

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Happy 2019!  We are officially one week into the New Year, and working hard to maintain our New Year’s Resolutions.  Was your New Year’s resolution to stop or reduce your gambling?  CONGRATULATIONS!  Did you know that about 45% of Americans make at least one New Year’s Resolution, but only three out of four of us […]

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A class of drugs called dopamine agonists, used mainly to treat Parkinson’s disease, has long been suspected of causing strange psychological side effects, such as compulsive gambling and sexual activity. But a meta-analysis published today in JAMA Internal Medicine aims to settle the question and change the way doctors, patients, and regulators handle the drugs. The analysis […]

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Senators Take Lead

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has welcomed consumer protection measures contained in the new bill published by Senators Orrin Hatch and Charles Schumer this week on federal oversight of sports betting. The organization stopped short, however, of taking a position on the overall legislation, adding that it remains neutral on legalized gambling. The bill, if passed, would make provision […]

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The brackets are set. It’s a good time to make sure our commitment to preventing problem gambling is too. Check out our latest blog post about the potential problems of sports betting. #PGAM https://t.co/rs0HTduudi

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