College Students & Gambling

Problem gambling doesn’t affect any single demographic. As we head into the heart of the college football season, it’s important to focus on one group that is particularly at risk. Many studies suggest that the rate of problem gambling in college students is alarmingly high, with one stating that problem gambling affects as many as 6% […]

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Money problems? Here’s how financial therapy might help.

You don’t need to have experienced problem gambling to understand the pressures that financial issues can put on people. For those who are struggling with gambling, there’s a growing resource that could really help. Financial Therapy is a relatively new field. It combines financial planning services and mental health treatment. It merges finance with emotional […]

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Recognizing Responsible Gaming Education Week

At Before You Bet, our mission is to provide education and raise awareness of responsible gambling practices. Organizations that share our commitment to that mission include Ohio for Responsible Gambling, The Problem Gambling Network of Ohio and The American Gaming Association (AGA). This week marks the 22nd-annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) – an initiative […]

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Recovery Rights Advocacy Day

Tuesday, Sept. 24th The Ohio Statehouse 1 Capital Square, Columbus OH 43215 The Ohio Citizen Advocates for Addiction Recovery invites those impacted by substance use disorder and/or mental health issues to attend the inaugural Recovery Rights Advocacy Day. Since problem gambling is closely tied to both mental health and substance abuse – it’s an event […]

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Ohio’s Problem Gambling Helpline

Helping People from all Walks of Life The Problem Gambling Helpline is a resource for Ohio residents who are seeking assistance with problem gambling.  The Helpline is maintained by the United Way of Greater Cleveland 2-1-1.  Callers to the Helpline speak to Navigation Specialists who provide referrals to local resources such as professional problem gambling […]

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Why Older Adults May Gamble Too Much

It’s an issue that doesn’t discriminate. Problem gambling affects people from all walks of life – and of all different ages. While many tend to think of gambling as a vice of the young or middle aged, one of the fastest growing groups of problem gamblers are senior citizens. As the baby boomer generation begins […]

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Gambling Addiction in the Military

New bill seeks to prevent and treat gambling problems among service members According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, an estimated 56,000 active duty service members may meet the criteria for gambling disorder. In 2018 alone, military members lost $100 million on 3,000 slot machines at overseas bases. The prevalence of gambling disorder in […]

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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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