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“Youth and Gambling: What’s at Stake?” | February 16, 2018 | Julie Hynes

| February 14, 2018

Presentation and supplemental materials Welcome and thanks for being a part of the Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia training. Special thanks to Jennifer Davis-Walton and Sheila Moran for their awesome conference coordination. Please find below some of the material shared at the conference. Our stuff is your stuff! Just keep in mind that […]

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2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

| January 19, 2018
2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

The 2018 Art Search is on! Young artists wanted for problem gambling awareness calendar All Oregon middle school students are invited to submit artwork that could be chosen to illustrate the 2019 Oregon Health Authority problem gambling awareness calendar. Twelve designs will be selected, one for each month of the year. Entry deadline to us is March […]

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AdCare Maine Webinar: January 17, 2018

| January 17, 2018

“Keeping Pace with the Changing Tides of Gaming & Gambling” Welcome and thanks for attending our webinar! Here are the slides as presented below. Additionally, here is some follow-up to some questions posed in the webinar: Other gaming/gambling webinars: Hyoun (Andrew) Kim, Gambling Research Exchange Ontario — “Social Casino Games: Current Evidence and Future Directions”  (December […]

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A “Safe Bet” for the 2018 Super Bowl

| January 2, 2018
A “Safe Bet” for the 2018 Super Bowl

The Super Bowl and March Madness are currently the two biggest sports betting events of the year. An estimated $4.7 Billion will be bet in the U.S. on this year’s Super Bowl (only about 3% of which would be legal under longtime U.S. sports betting laws). For most, a Super Bowl bet is harmless entertainment–it’s a […]

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2017 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

| December 11, 2017
2017 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

Some non-Lottery kids stocking stuffer ideas: Gum. Anything that lights up or flashes. Hot cocoa mix. Mmm…cocoa. Ugly holiday socks (because some of us parents love the sound of the dreaded “sock sigh”). Magic trick stuff. Other ideas? Let us know! What’s the big deal about lottery tickets for kids? Probably not a whole lot […]

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On Video Games, Loot Boxes & Gambling

| December 7, 2017
On Video Games, Loot Boxes & Gambling

There’s been a lot of recent conversation in the media about a new video game, Star Wars Battlefront II, and its use of “loot boxes” and concerns about gambling (not to mention “pay to win”). Let’s explore the issues & some concerns.  What is a “loot box”? In video games, there are opportunities to purchase […]

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Juego de Apuestas Problemático Media – Radio

| November 19, 2017

“Comadres” (60 seg.) – de Centro Latino Americano (Nov. 2017)   “Papi” (30 seg.) – de Centro Latino Americano (Nov. 2017)      

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2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars

| November 6, 2017
2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars

2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars are in! 2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars are in! Calendar art was created by middle school students throughout Oregon; one Lane County student’s art is represented this year (Keira from Eugene’s Monroe Middle School, see May 2018)! Calendars are FREE and we ship them free of charge to anyone in […]

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Blurry Lines Between Gaming and Gambling: Info for Educators

| October 4, 2017
Blurry Lines Between Gaming and Gambling: Info for Educators

Have you heard any of your students talking about fantasy sports, “skins,” or online poker? From phones to laptops to tablets, electronic gaming is more accessible than ever.  Within this world, lines can be pretty blurry between gaming and gambling when someone pays for extra “lives” or bonuses on gaming apps. Most people don’t even […]

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September 29- Problem Gamblers Awareness Day

| September 21, 2017
September 29- Problem Gamblers Awareness Day

“I Can Take a Break” – A Message of Help and Hope for Problem Gamblers and Families Related: PGAD 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 “Take A Break” campaign: Click here for information on Oregon’s “Take A Break” campaign! About Problem Gamblers Awareness Day On July 20, 1995, Robert “Bobby” Hafemann […]

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