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Change the Game in Ohio Schools

How schools can help address underage gambling This back-to-school season, one of the most important lessons we all can learn is that underage gambling presents real risks for our youth. From video games to sporting events, young people are bombarded with gambling-related behaviors every single day. Studies have shown that the earlier people are introduced […]

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An In-Depth look at Ohio’s Helpline

Ohio’s Problem Gambling Helpline Helping people from all walks of life Problem gambling affects all different kinds of people. Ohio’s Problem Gambling Helpline is a place that all of them can turn to in times of need. Counselors are standing by 24/7 to guide people to resources they need to help address issues related to […]

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World Health Organization/Online Gaming

Gaming & Gambling A problem that’s officially being addressed. The World Health Organization works with 194 countries to help build a better, healthier future. Recently, at the 72nd World Health Assembly, they made an announcement officially recognizing “gaming disorder” as a disease that affects the lives of people around the world. Read more about the […]

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Can Banks Help Gambling Addicts

Can Banks Help Gamblers Gain Control? There’s an app for that. It’s no secret that the internet has opened up almost limitless opportunities to gamble. That instant access can lead to major problems for vulnerable people. While many might see it as an inevitable cost of the convenience of smart phones, some banks are taking […]

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Gambling Related Harms Among Youth

It’s not just a harmless hobby Gambling’s impact on youth A lot of research and work has gone into addressing gambling-related problems among adults. But more and more communities around the world are looking at the real dangers facing young people exposed to gambling behaviors at an early age. Young people are being exposed to […]

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Promoting Responsible Gambling Behaviors to all of Ohio

From lotteries to casinos to racinos, gambling is a sizable part of Ohio’s entertainment landscape. For most people, it provides an opportunity for harmless fun. But, for some, gambling can result in serious consequences. That’s why it’s so important to spread public awareness of responsible gambling practices. Get Set Before You Bet is an initiative […]

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A Sure Bet on Bigger Risks.

Living near casinos/racinos ups the rate of gambling problems. It’s been a number of years since voters approved measures to allow casinos in Ohio. Advocates projected that the move would generate big revenue for the state. Since then, 4 casinos and 7 legislature-approved racinos have opened, but one new study shows that those casinos/racinos also […]

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Changing the Game in Youth Gambling.

Missouri Senator proposing national legislation to ban “Loot Boxes.” In recent years, the video game industry has become increasingly dependent on monetization models that promote compulsive purchases by consumers. One of the most common examples of this are Loot Boxes – which have been incorporated in both free and paid video games and offer players […]

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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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