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MEDICATIONS & PROBLEM GAMBLING

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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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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The U.S. Justice Department now says that all internet gambling is illegal.
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Ohio's casinos and racinos recorded 1.86 billion in revenue last year, marking a record profit for the industry that launched in the state in 2012.

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