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Sports Betting Resources Launched

Did you know that over half of American adults have placed a sports bet, and almost 57 million play fantasy sports? With online and mobile apps becoming more accessible – and the possibility of sports betting becoming legal in Ohio within the next year – experts are concerned more people will develop a problem with […]

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50% of Bitcoin Transactions are Gambling-Related — Here’s Why

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Dogecoin are growing in popularity, but not everyone is aware of how they could connect to online gambling. According to James Syphax, Community Prevention Manager at Prevention Action Alliance, understanding this connection is critical to problem gambling prevention. Syphax presented on Cryptocurrency and Online Gambling at the 18th Annual Ohio Problem […]

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Prioritize Your Mental Health This May

Whether or not you personally struggle with a problem with gambling, mental health affects us all. During Mental Health Awareness Month this May, Before You Bet wants to shed light on this important topic and encourage people to seek treatment if they find themselves struggling with mental health. Some might not know that gambling addiction, […]

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Top Tips for Reducing Stress This Spring

Stress is a normal reaction to everyday pressures, but it can become a problem if it starts to disrupt your day-to-day functioning. According to the American Psychological Association, more than three-quarters of adults report physical or emotional symptoms of stress, such as headaches, feeling tired, or changes in sleeping habits. For most individuals, gambling can […]

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A Journey of Hope

As I sat in the waiting area of Recovery Resources for my name to be called, my mind was racing. What am I doing here? What has happened to me? My hands were trembling, and my heart was beating so fast, as if I had just run the race of my life. Maybe this was a […]

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Happy Family Health and Fitness Day from #BeforeYouBet! Let us know how you plan to participate by commenting below.

1. Going on a family bike ride.
2. Hiking at a nearby metro park.
3. Playing a game of kickball.
4. Swimming at a local pool.

We all have a role in preventing problem gambling. It starts with knowing the facts. Gauge your risk and test your knowledge with our 2-minute quiz at http://beforeyoubet.org/the-quiz/

#BeforeYouBet #TakeTheQuiz

Hiding time spent gambling or hiding bills and unpaid debts can be a sign of #ProblemGambling. If you or someone you know might be struggling with a problem with gambling, confidential support is always here for you. Call 1-800-589-9966 or text 4HOPE to 741741.