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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Symptoms or Root Cause

How Problem Gambling Affects Health In medical school, we were all taught the importance of a good and complete history. We learned how to do a thorough review of systems and ask about things such as shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, bowel habits, dizziness, depression, and use of alcohol or other drugs to name […]

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At-Risk Behavior & the Adolescent Brain

When you think about all the different “talks” you have with kids as they grow up, the potential consequences of gambling may not seem like an obvious topic. But it’s just as important as any other life lesson. The dangers of alcohol, cigarettes and drugs are easy to see. But many parents don’t quite understand […]

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Awareness + Action

The 15th Annual Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Right now, groups across America are working hard to increase awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services. We can all play a role in supporting the mission of this grassroots campaign. Learn more about Problem Gambling Awareness Month and how you can […]

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It’s time to unlock the reality of youth gambling

Our Mission Change the Game Ohio was created to raise awareness of the sheer amount of gambling behaviors that our youth are being exposed to every single day. Many of the digital games that young people play for hours on end simulate the same excitement experienced by gamblers. Opportunities for instant upgrades, mystery loot boxes […]

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Problem gambling can affect anyone. To find out if you may be at risk, take our two-minute quiz today. https://t.co/wBr1JkqEy6 #BeforeYouBet #KnowYourRisks

What do parents need to know about youth gambling? Find out with the resources available through our “Change the Game” campaign. Learn more at https://t.co/fqPtJv1Rnv.

We’re committed to spreading the message of responsible gambling. That’s why we’re proud to spotlight Responsible Gaming Education Week created by The American Gaming Association. #BeforeYouBet #ResponsibleGaming #RGEW2019