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Time to Bust Common Gambling Myths

There are many myths and misconceptions when it comes to gambling. To promote safer and more responsible gambling behaviors, it’s important to know these popular myths so you can recognize them and incorporate alternative healthy habits into your life. Four common gambling myths include: The more you gamble, the more likely it is that you’ll […]

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What Gambling Attitudes Look Like in Ohio

The National Survey of Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Experiences 1.0, otherwise known as NGAGE, provides insight into Ohioans’ common attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors regarding gambling.  The survey was commissioned by the National Council on Problem Gambling and was conducted in November 2018. The report looks at aggregated data across the country by interviewing handfuls of […]

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Why Are Loot Boxes Dangerous?

Online gaming continues to increase in popularity. But as their popularity increases, so does the frequency of adding in-game features that mimic gambling. Many games look and feel like traditional games, but when looking at certain features – especially loot boxes – it’s easy to see how online gaming and gambling are connected. Gambling is […]

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COVID-19’s Increased Impact on Alcohol Consumption

While many Ohioans are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and most state mandates have been relaxed, our understanding of the pandemic’s impact on mental health is just beginning. According to a study conducted by the US National Library of Medicine, using alcohol as a coping mechanism for unwanted feelings like anxiety, depression, or loneliness has increased […]

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Having good #DigitalHealth habits are important in this day and age of increased virtual entertainment, especially when it comes to online gambling. Read how cutting-edge technology and healthy habits can help keep players responsible. https://bit.ly/3lQMdNp #ResponsibleGambling

How young is too young to talk to your child about #ResponsibleGaming? This week’s blog looks at how to communicate with them on everything from #Gaming and #YouthGambling to #FantasySports and card games. https://bit.ly/3atYxMY #ChangeTheGameOhio

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay, a time set aside to recognize that good mental health can greatly impact all our lives. Leave a comment on how you plan to recognize it!
1. Going on a walk.
2. Talking to a friend or family member.
3. Meditating.
4. Turning off electronic devices.