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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 awareness of that reality is what Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) is all about.

Led by the National Council on Problem Gambling, PGAM is a grassroots campaign. It depends on the participation of state affiliate members, health agencies, recovery groups and health organizations. Groups across the country hold conferences, air public service announcements and run social media campaigns to spread awareness of problem gambling and the prevention, treatment and recovery services available.

For 2020, the PGAM theme is “Awareness + Action.” Anyone interested in sharing this message can access valuable resources, including:

  • The 2020 PGAM Toolkit Guide
  • PGAM Logos & Graphics
  • The Gambling Disorder Screening Day Toolkit

Find it all at https://www.ncpgambling.org/programs-resources/programs/pgam/. For more information on responsible gambling, visit BeforeYouBet.org.

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We’re excited to announce that Ohio was recognized with 4 prestigious awards at the National Council on Problem Gambling’s 36th conference awards ceremony! Learn more about each recognition here: https://bit.ly/3vXX50E #BeforeYouBet #NCPG #ResponsibleGambling #ProblemGambling

#SportsBetting is coming to Ohio January 1st, 2023, and you might have some questions about how that is going to impact you or someone you love. Watch or read this WKYC story to learn more about sports betting regulations: https://bit.ly/3zyZfWN
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A gambling consultant in the UK has asked the country’s officials to ban the sale of loot boxes to children under 18. This is due to concerns about the video game feature’s impact on youth & their #MentalHealth. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3SCXS0z
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