The State of Ohio, under the leadership of Governor John R. Kasich, formed Ohio for Responsible Gambling (ORG) to bring quality services and messaging to Ohio communities to reduce problem gambling and build awareness of resources available for prevention and treatment of gambling disorder. The Be the 95% awareness campaign is supported by funds collected through Ohio’s taxes on gambling.
“Be the 95% is meant to provide education and to grow awareness of how to keep gambling fun for those who gamble and how to get help for those who need it.”
Gambling has long been part of the Ohio entertainment landscape and has been a large contributor toward school funding, with $803 million contributed to Ohio’s schools in 2013 alone from Ohio Lottery profits. The state’s view of gambling as entertainment includes bingo, raffles, horse races, scratch-off tickets, gaming tables, card games, electronic gaming and more.
The ORG coalition partners include: