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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 and games of chance flash across the screen every time kids log in.

The earlier a person is introduced to gambling, the more likely they are to become problem gamblers as adults. If problem gambling isn’t prevented early among kids, it can have consequences that affect the rest of their lives.

Our message is simple – when it comes to unlocking the reality of youth gambling and protecting our youth, we all have a role to play. Change the Game is here to help connect parents, educators and youth to the information, advice and support they’ll need to prevent future gambling problems and help those who are being affected right now.

Access our Materials

You’ll find tools that offer information on:

  • How Games Promote Gambling
  • Gambling Fact Sheets for Parents & Educators
  • Teen Gambling Warning Signs
  • Discussion Guidelines for Parents & Educators
  • The Dangers of Youth Gambling
  • School Policies & Advice

Learn more by visiting the site and reviewing the different resources and information that this campaign has to offer.


Tweets

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

In honor of MLK Day tomorrow, here are some of his wise words:
“We cannot walk alone.”- Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLKDay #YouAreNotAlone #GamblingHelpOhio