Our Mission

Help stop problem gambling before it starts.

Change the Game was developed to raise awareness of the realities of youth gambling and connect parents, educators and children to the resources available for prevention and treatment. Change the Game isn't just working to prevent future gambling problems among our youth. We're working to help those who are being affected right now, and we need the help of parents, teachers and kids of all ages to help spread the word.

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Youth Gambling in the Digital Age

The sheer amount of gambling behaviors that young people are exposed to every day is alarming. Gambling opportunities are common in video games, and include rewards like coins and jewels – and chances to win/earn upgrades like skins and other accessories. The hours that young people spend playing these games can lead to lifelong issues with problem gambling.

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Our Background

Ohio for Responsible Gambling (ORG) was formed to help Ohio communities reduce problem gambling and build awareness of resources available for prevention and treatment of gambling disorder. The Change The Game Ohio and the Get Set Before You Bet awareness campaigns are supported by funds collected through Ohio’s taxes on gambling with the goal to help our communities live healthier and happier lives.

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Helpful Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Call the PROBLEM GAMBLING HELPLINE at 1-800-589-9966. To search for gambling addiction treatment in your area, visit GamblingHelpOhio.org.

Our Partners

This program is brought to you by Ohio For Responsible Gambling, a coalition of the following organizations:

   Ohio Lottery        Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services        Ohio Casino Control Commission      Ohio State Racing Commission       Prevention Action Alliance