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Ohio Problem Gambling Awareness Month observed in March

  • Trudy.Sharp
  • 2/27/2017 2:00:00 PM
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Governor John R. Kasich has declared March 2017 as Ohio Problem Gambling Awareness Month to coincide with the national observance.

Could you or someone you love have a problem with gambling? Consider these behaviors of a problem gambler:

  • Frequently borrows money to gamble.
  • Gambles to escape boredom, pain or loneliness.
  • Lies to loved ones about gambling.
  • Tries to win back money lost.
  • Has lost interest in other activities.
  • Is irritable about gambling behavior.
  • Has unexplained absences for long periods of time.

The Be the 95% campaign was created to raise awareness of problem gambling in Ohio. The campaign messaging and website www.the95percent.org are designed to help individuals and families understand what responsible gambling looks like, to recognize the signs of high-risk gambling and addiction, and to know how to get help for loved ones.

Read the press release and Gov. Kasich's proclamation. 

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