Ohio for Responsible Gambling is an initiative aimed at promoting responsible gambling in Ohio, for those who gamble.
Four state agencies in Ohio are working together in this effort: The Ohio Lottery Commission, the Ohio Casino Control Commission, the Ohio State Racing Commission, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). OhioMHAS serves as the resource partner for the initiative and the lead agency responsible for prevention and treatment of problem gambling.
Common Warning Signs
- Bragging about winning, exaggerating wins and/or minimizing losses.
- Spending a lot of time gambling, thinking about or planning to gamble.
- Restless or irritable when no gambling.
- Borrowing for gambling.
- Hiding time spent gambling or hiding bills and unpaid debts.
- Lying about how much time or money is spent on gambling.
Responsible Gambling Tips
- Set limits on time and money.
- Know risks before you bet.
- Keep gambling a social activity.
- Never borrow to play.
- Don't chase your losses.
- Bet only what you can afford to lose.
- Gamble with money set aside for entertainment.
- Never gamble when depressed or under stress.
- Avoid mixing gambling with alcohol or other substances.
- Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline
- National Problem Gambling Helpline
- Problem Gambling Network of Ohio
- National Council on Problem Gambling
- Gamblers Anonymous
- The 36th National Conference on Problem Gambling (2022)
- Ohio Receives Three National Awards for Problem Gambling Services (2021)
- 2016-2017 Ohio Gambling Survey Presentation