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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 also come with serious risks. If you gamble, make sure that you do so safely. Below are some tips on how to protect yourself.

Don’t think of gambling as a way to make money.

Most people with gambling problems have the false expectation that they’re the ones who’ll win big. The reality is that, over time, most will lose more than they win.

Never chase losses.

If you lose money, never try to win it back by betting more than you can afford to lose. That usually only leads to even bigger losses.

Set limits.

Before you gamble, decide exactly how much time and money you’re willing to spend. When you reach those limits, stop gambling.

Balance gambling with other activities.

Don’t let gambling become a big part of your life. Make sure that you pursue other activities and hobbies that you enjoy.

Help us make 2020 Ohio’s healthiest year yet. Learn more about responsible gambling practices at BeforeYouBet.org – and take our quiz to better understand your risks at BeforeYouBet.org/the-quiz/

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