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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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Football Season Showcases Sports Betting Spike

Pretty much everyone in Ohio knows that the biggest game of the season is less than a week away. As we get toward the most exciting part of the college football season, it’s a good time to remind every sports fan out there to “Get Set Before You Bet.” Sports betting continues to spread across […]

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Gambling & The Holidays

The holiday season is here – bringing with it a lot of happiness and a lot of stress. The costs of holiday fun can be overwhelming – and if you or someone you love is a problem gambler, that stress can put you both at greater risk. Problem gamblers could be tempted to win big […]

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Problem Gambling & Veterans

Veterans Day is a day when we honor the military members who have served our country and kept us safe. An issue that hasn’t had much awareness over the years is the struggle that many veterans have with problem gambling. Addressing the issue starts with understanding the situation and educating ourselves about the resources available […]

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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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Ohio’s Free Resources to Treat Problem Gambling

While the reasons why an individual experiences a gambling problem vary, the one consistent theme is that the problem negatively affects the individual as well as his friends and family. With the increase in availability of gambling opportunities, simply staying away or quitting can be difficult, however it is important to keep in mind that […]

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College Students & Gambling

Problem gambling doesn’t affect any single demographic. As we head into the heart of the college football season, it’s important to focus on one group that is particularly at risk. Many studies suggest that the rate of problem gambling in college students is alarmingly high, with one stating that problem gambling affects as many as 6% […]

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Ohio for Responsible Gambling wants to make sure the holiday season is filled with fun, family and responsibility. Read more about our “Gift Responsibly” holiday campaign in our latest blog post. #BeforeYouBet #GiftResponsibly

It's the BIG GAME! As we prepare to play "That Team Up North," remember if you plan to place a bet, please do so responsibly. #KnowYourLimits #BeforeYouBet