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Gender Plays a Role in Problem Gambling.

Why Men May Be More at Risk. According to a study that compared problem gambling rates between men and women, reported instances of gambling weren’t all that different. There was, however, a wide rift when it came to who met the criteria for being considered gambling addicts. Only 2.9% of women were found to be […]

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The 33rd National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling

July 17-20, 2019 Denver, Colorado Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Early Bird Registration Extended Until June 10th. You’re invited to join us in Denver for the premier educational and networking event for problem gambling and responsible gambling professionals in the country. Over the course of four days, you’ll find a variety of speakers discussing numerous topics, […]

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Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day Celebrating those who served. As we honor all members of the military past and present – it’s important that we not forget about veterans who may be struggling with problem gambling. Veterans returning from deployment face many stressors when they return to civilian life. These stressors can put them at a greater […]

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National Council Research Results

Gambling Attitudes and Experiences Announcing a groundbreaking new study This past November, the National Council on Problem Gambling commissioned a national consumer study to examine experiences and attitudes about gambling. Learn more about the initial findings in the article below. The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), the advocacy organization for people and their families […]

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NHL & Sports Betting

The Changing Face of Sports Betting The NHL playoffs aren’t the only game going on. As we get deeper into this year’s NHL playoff rounds, it’s a good time to revisit the subject of sports betting. It’s been almost a year since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized sports betting outside of Nevada. And while several […]

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Gambling & Mental Health

May is National Mental Health Month. The causes and complications of compulsive gambling. We all have a role to play in preventing problem gambling in the state of Ohio. During National Mental Health Month, we’re asking all of you to help raise awareness about the relationship between mental health disorders and compulsive gambling. By doing […]

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Have You Heard of Loot Boxes?

Here’s one more story that helps unlock the reality of youth gambling. As the first month of our new “Change the Game” campaign comes to a close, the story below only reinforces its reason for being. Read how one loot box-style website is now having to answer to its users. YouTube stars promoted gambling to […]

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Will Gambling Addiction Increase?

Understanding the social costs of expanded sports betting. As more states are legalizing sports gambling – more people need to be aware of the risks. Click below to see how one major news outlet is helping to spread the message: https://www.cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/Lz3ihi7YqQHW7FZTh1en_EUCgHE21IJB/will-gambling-addiction-increase-/

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We are the Majority Rally

Celebrating Healthy Choices Among Ohio’s Youth Despite the constant barrage of messaging that promotes risky behaviors in youth – the majority of young people still manage to make good, healthy choices. They’re actively making their communities safer, healthier places to live. And on Tuesday, April 30th – hundreds will be coming to downtown Columbus to […]

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Problem Gambling Advocacy Day

On April 10th, 2019 – The National Council on Problem Gambling has invited stakeholder from across the country to share stories, concerns and priorities with elected officials in Washington, DC. Read more in the press release below: NCPG Brings Constituents to Capitol Hill to Build Awareness of Gambling Addiction Among Veterans, Military and Sports Bettors […]

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Tweets

This Wednesday is National Senior Citizens Day. It’s a good day to remind ourselves to check in on older friends and family. Know the risks and warning signs to identify if gambling may be a problem. #BeforeYouBet #KnowYourRisks

Take advantage of the weather while summer is still here. Whether it’s basketball, tennis or just a relaxing walk, get out there and enjoy yourself. #BeforeYouBet #ResponsibleGamblingTip

Here’s a quick gambling awareness tip for parents. #BeforeYouBet #ChangeTheGame https://t.co/t0zIPPvwz6