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College Students and Gambling

Posted by: Marilyn Rule on Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Gambling among college students has become increasingly popular. According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, about 6 percent of college students in the United States have serious gambling problems. It's a number that experts say is ...
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Problem Gambling and Crime

Posted by: Marilyn Rule on Friday, January 29, 2016

With the increase of legalized gambling in all but two states, Utah and Hawaii, the activity has become a social norm for most people, however not without controversy. With widespread gambling, the number of problem gamblers grows and is accompanied by an increase in crimes related to gambling.

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Gambling Disorders: Comorbidity with Other Chronic Disorders

Posted by: Marilyn Rule on Monday, January 4, 2016

In many cases, problem gambling does not occur in isolation. Research suggests that individuals with a gambling disorder experience significantly more comorbid disorders during their lifetime than the general population. Comorbidity is the presence of two or more chronic disorders or conditions at the same time.

2015 Ohio Lottery Holiday Campaign

Posted by: Marilyn Rule on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

 The holiday season is in full swing and with Thanksgiving behind us, many are hitting up the stores to buy something for everyone on their Christmas list. But before...

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Social Impacts of Gambling

Posted by: Marilyn Rule on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Attitudes toward gambling vary greatly since the once thought “mob-related” activity to current government controlled gaming. For most, gambling has become a social norm...

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Play It Safe

Posted by: Marilyn Rule on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Gambling has become a very socially accepted activity in our community.

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College Students Take a Gamble

Posted by: Marilyn Rule on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

For family members or significant others who have been affected by someone’s gambling problem, please call Zepf Center at 419-841-7701 ext6058.  All services regarding problem gambling are free and confidential for family or significant others. Individual or family counseling is available.

Zepf Center & How Do You Play

Posted by: Marilyn on Monday, August 10, 2015

Prevention includes a speakers’ bureau for workplace, organization, and community presentations and training.  

Have you ever...

Lied about how much time or money has been spent gambling? Borrowed or sold things to get money for gambling? Skipped work, school or family events to gamble? Gambled due to depression, being bored, or stressed? Gambled more to get the same excited feeling? Argued with family about money and gambling? Hid bills, winnings, or losses from family? “Chased” the losses? Been preoccupied with gambling?