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Marijuana and Problem Gambling

The Connection is Becoming Clearer Recent national studies suggest that marijuana users gamble more often than the general population. According to a study conducted by the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, those under the influence of marijuana are more apt to make rash and impulsive decisions – magnifying their reactions to gambling wins and losses. […]

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Change the Game

Unlock the Reality of Youth Gambling The earlier we can address the issue, the more effective we can be at preventing youth gambling. That’s the mission of “Change the Game” – an initiative of Ohio for Responsible Gambling that’s designed to raise awareness in our community of the risks youth face around gambling.  Exposure to […]

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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

Awareness + Action. Many Ohioans are unaware of the potentially devastating effects problem gambling can cause. It is often portrayed as being fun and social – but the truth is, gambling can affect a person’s entire life. It can negatively impact work, school or family relationships. It can affect mental, emotional and physical well-being. Raising […]

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Spreading the Word About Responsible Gambling.

Get to know the new Media Kit. Ohio for Responsible Gambling’s “Before You Bet” campaign has launched a valuable new resource to help local news organizations and partners spread the message about responsible gambling. The Media Kit, available on BeforeYouBet.com, is designed to provide a wide variety of relevant and timely information in one, convenient […]

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Colleges & Universities

Responding to the Spread of Legal Sports Betting. Legalized sports betting has received significant news coverage over the past year. Ever since a U.S. Supreme Court decision opened the door for states to legalize sports betting, many states have been passing legislation to do just that. The rapid spread of legalized sport betting has gotten […]

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How Social Casinos Target Vulnerable Gamblers.

Every year, people are regularly playing games on their phones and devices. One category of apps called social casinos has quickly evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry. These apps bundle together games like poker, roulette and slot machines. Many of the games are free to play – but once the free chips run out, players […]

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Healthy Habits for the Year Ahead.

Responsible Gambling Starts with You. Every year, millions of Americans resolve to live healthier and happier lives. Maintaining that resolve takes a real commitment to making healthy habits a part of your daily routine. If you gamble, those healthy habits come in the form of responsibility. Gambling is a leisure activity – one that can […]

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