Are we doing enough to help problem gamblers?

In May, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, a federal statute that limited regulated sports betting to primarily Nevada for 26 years. Since the ruling, four additional states — Delaware, Mississippi, New Jersey and West Virginia — have started taking bets, with Pennsylvania and Rhode Island expected […]

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Sports betting: Gambling could put athletes at risk

Longtime Las Vegas oddsmaker Kenny White stumbled into the role he holds today. White, vice president of data integrity at Don Best Sports, whose clients include the Big 12 conference, owned Las Vegas Sports Consultants, a company that provided odds and betting information to sports books. He began receiving complaints from his clients how they […]

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Ohio grapples with problem gambling

Josh McClellan already had a gambling problem when Hollywood Casino opened in Toledo, giving the Army veteran a dangerous new place to play his money away. He would start at the tables with anywhere from $300 to $1,500, working his way through poker and blackjack. When he lost too much money at cards, he would play the […]

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Social Media is Meant to be Shared

Get Set Before You Bet needs your help to spread our message of responsible gambling. So please Like, Share and Comment on the Social Media posts that we promote. You’ll be seeing Get Set Before You Bet on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – because we’re using all kinds of tactics to reach all kinds of […]

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Gambling Disorder Screening for US Army

Members of the American armed forces will soon have to undergo mandatory screening for problem gambling habits due to a new provision written into the National Defence Authorization Act. Current US President Donald Trump signed the provision into law this week. According to section 733 of the House Armed Services Committee Report 115-874, the Department […]

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NCAA “must evolve and expand” post-PASPA, says chief legal officer

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Chief Legal Officer Donald Remy has argued that the association must “evolve and expand”, in order help maintain its integrity post-PASPA. The comment comes as the non-profit organisation, which regulates athletes from 1281 institutions and conferences, will launch a study into sports betting in the US. “While we certainly […]

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Make Responsible Gaming a Priority

Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) is held the first week of August each year. This year’s celebration will run from August 6-10th. Created by the American Gaming Association (AGA), RGEW increases awareness of problem gambling among employees and patrons at gaming facilities throughout the U.S. The AGA offers materials to support gaming properties and employees […]

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Gambling in Our Communities

According to research released by the American Gaming Association, gaming in Ohio is definitely not a little thing—it makes up $3.6 billion in our state’s economy and accounts for nearly 20,000 jobs. It has created $804,000 in supported wages and more than a half billion dollars in gaming tax revenues. In addition to creating jobs, […]

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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.

Although lottery tickets may seem like a great stocking stuffer, avoid giving them to minors this holiday season. #statsaturday

If holiday fun with family and friends involves any kind of betting, take our responsible gambling quiz first. https://t.co/cWtoI0cvSW