2nd Annual Problem Gambling Prevention Symposium

October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Sinclair Community College
301 W. Fourth St. Dayton

This is a FREE EVENT

ALL are welcome!

Local representatives will open the day with a discussion on gambling in our community.

Our Key Note speaker, Cheryl Mahoney, will lead an engaging discussion of “Screens” and how they have impacted all of us!!

By screens we mean: cell phones, tablets, i-Pads, computers, laptops, gaming consoles, etc.

Excessive screen use has been found to negatively impact our: physical, mental and emotional health.

Screens, by their very nature, also open us up to a variety of new and potentially dangerous content!

Screens provide us with new opportunities for gambling. We now have more access and availability to gambling activities.

Fan Duel, Draft Kings, e-Sports, Skin trading, gambling apps, and on-line gambling are just a few of the examples.

This directly involves our youth, as they are one of the largest age groups utilizing screens.

Youth can gamble and do gamble illegally.

In addition, screens give us access to other potentially dangerous content

  • Alcohol, tobacco and drug ads (postings, blogs, images, threads, etc.)
  • Violent content (games, video, gifs)
  • Pornography
  • And many other topics

This event features OVER 20 exceptional speakers.

The major focus this year is illustrating how problem gambling is related to other risky activities.

You will have a number of topic options to choose from in our 3 afternoon breakout sessions!

As done last year, we are offering FREE CEU’s.

This event also features:  FREE Parking, FREE Continental Breakfast, and FREE Lunch!


Did you know you can always enroll in Ohio’s Voluntary Exclusion Program? Learn more about the program and how to apply in the blog. The Problem Gambling Helpline is also available 24/7 at 1-800-589-9966. https://t.co/gXVF9tkwcJ #BeforeYouBet #ProblemGambling #HelpStartsHere

Anyone can be at-risk of problem gambling. The number of professional athletes seeking help for gambling addiction has increased since the first coronavirus lockdown. Read more about this recent trend on SkyNews. https://t.co/K1fIYPC1z0

Did you know that children can pile up unauthorized in-app purchases when playing online games? Read the blog to learn about the correlation between online gaming and youth gambling and how to be a part of the solution. https://t.co/itwkxsjRyS #ChangeTheGameOhio #YouthGaming