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Educating the Public

The Pause Before You Play campaign works with the media and our partners to raise awareness about responsible gambling practices and the risks of problem gambling.

Reporters, producers, or assigning editors seeking interviews and information should contact Sarah Irvin Clark, Irvin PR at sarah@irvinpr.com or 614-225-9100.

Organizations that require additional materials should contact Caitlin Phillips, Origo Branding at caitlin@origobranding.com.

  • 2023 State of Problem Gambling Report
    PDF
  • Kids Gambling Backgrounder
    PDF
  • Kids Gambling Messaging
    PDF
  • Community Toolkit Release
    PDF
  • Fact Sheet
    PDF
  • Sports Betting Backgrounder
    PDF
  • Sports Messaging
    PDF
  • Veterans Day Gambling Backgrounder
    PDF
  • Comorbidity Backgrounder
    PDF
  • Problem Gambling Conference Media Advisory
    PDF
  • Marijuana Backgrounder
    PDF

2024

Mar. 28 – https://www.13abc.com/2024/03/28/impact-sports-betting-local-communities-calls-problem-gambling-hotline-rise/

Mar. 23 – https://irvin-pr.muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/qW42jScgrn

Mar. 22 – https://www.fox19.com/video/2024/03/22/march-is-gambling-awareness-month/

Mar. 22 – https://irvin-pr.muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/lATfWtuHEw

Mar. 21 – https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/n30qy6esdauzddm5slrxw/3-21-Mike-Buzelli-WILLS-SNYDER-WTAM-SPORTS-GAMBLING.mp3?rlkey=qvyrt32euh15z20k8ti72jxcq&dl=0

Mar. 21 – https://irvin-pr.muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/Cafru7jUP8

Mar. 20 – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/problem-gambling–59113169?utm_medium=app&utm_source=widget&utm_campaign=episode-title

Mar. 20 – https://irvin-pr.muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/dq4nhRN5s7

Mar. 20 – https://dayton247now.com/good-day-dayton/tips-on-how-to-gamble-responsibly

Mar. 20 – https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/a9usolx1vh0wfihgbh2tv/971_STUDIO_20240320_20-00.mp3?rlkey=1h28usut82xtloi5jfo1z425p&dl=0

Mar. 17 – https://sunny95.com/perspective/problem-gambling-awareness-month-2/

Feb. 15 – https://www.crainscleveland.com/crains-forum-sports-betting/ohios-first-year-sports-gambling-popular-and-problematic

Feb. 15 – https://www.crainscleveland.com/crains-forum-sports-betting/warning-signs-and-finding-help-ohio-problem-gambling

Feb. 15 – https://www.crainscleveland.com/crains-forum-sports-betting/ohio-gambling-surging-so-our-responsibility-vulnerable

Feb. 14 – https://www.dispatch.com/story/opinion/columns/guest/2024/02/13/gambling-addiction-helpline-ohio-betting-safer/72525924007/

Feb. 09 – https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/ohio/super-bowl-bets-ohio-gambling-help-addiction-hotline-cuyahoga-county-common-pleas-court/95-379d409a-02e9-430f-a627-0e0f6af41398

Feb. 07 –https://www.wtol.com/article/news/local/expert-warns-about-dangers-of-sports-betting-addiction/512-8ba06188-4747-4834-a489-0662b4188304

Feb. 07 – https://www.fox19.com/video/2024/02/07/warning-signs-gambling-disorder/

Feb. 05 – https://myfox28columbus.com/good-day-columbus/sports-betting-addiction-super-bowl-porblem-gambling-network-ohio

Jan. 18 – https://www.wvxu.org/2024-01-18/gambling-addiction-is-on-the-rise-in-ohio-advocates-are-working-to-meet-the-demand

Jan. 16 – https://www.cleveland.com/news/2024/01/calls-to-ohios-gambling-hotline-up-55-in-1st-year-of-sports-betting.html

2023

Dec. 21 – https://irvin-pr.muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/Ukk259t6pY

Dec. 15 – https://www.10tv.com/video/news/local/what-gifts-not-to-give-to-kids-during-the-holidays/530-d7e59299-aa8e-4d2c-9ade-79c771fc3174

Dec. 12 – https://dayton247now.com/good-day-dayton/digital-detox-over-the-winter-break

Dec. 11 – https://www.wfmj.com/clip/15439095/avoid-gambling-gifts-for-kids-this-christmas

Dec. 10 – https://www.onnradio.com/episode/columbus-perspective-december-10-2023/

Dec. 4 – https://myfox28columbus.com/news/local/prevent-kids-gambling-maryhaven-change-the-game-ohio-addiction

Sep. 11 – https://www.wfmj.com/clip/15419312/gambling-problems-and-suicide

Sep. 10 – https://irvin-pr.muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/oI0qSGQwdD

Sep. 10 – https://irvin-pr.muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/cXNKlI545D

Sep. 10 – https://myfox28columbus.com/good-day-columbus/experts-address-problem-gambling-on-world-suicide-prevention-day-maryhaven-problem-gambling-help-line-mental-health-gdc-weekend

Apr. 1 – https://muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/iUQNVGepB1

Apr. 1 – https://muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/2gUaqKtqZ7

Mar. 20 – https://www.wsaz.com/2023/03/20/problem-gambling-awareness-month-number-ohioans-reaching-out-help-reaching-record-highs/

Mar. 20 – https://www.wdtn.com/news/local-news/calls-to-problem-gambling-helpline-increase-as-ncaa-games-take-place/

Mar. 17 – https://muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/qanc8QN5DP

Mar. 16 – https://www.wtrf.com/news/ohio-headlines/ohio-sports-betting-means-increased-calls-to-gambling-helpline/

Mar. 11 – https://cleveland.com/news/2023/03/is-sports-betting-the-gateway-to-problem-gambling-in-teens-and-young-adults.html

Mar. 8 – https://www.crainscleveland.com/sports-business/ohio-looks-address-problem-gambling-sports-betting-becomes-more-popular

Mar. 8 – https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/it-saved-my-life-specialists-urge-problem-gamblers-to-seek-help

Mar. 6 – https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sports-betting-related-requests-for-help-headline-2023-problem-gambling-awareness-month-annual-report-301762708.html

Feb. 24 – https://muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/JT8GioMkiK

Feb. 24 – https://www.cleveland.com/news/2023/02/gambling-helpline-calls-double-in-first-month-of-legal-sports-betting-in-ohio.html

Feb. 23 – https://spectrumnews1.com/oh/columbus/news/2023/02/23/ohio-gambling-conference-#

Feb. 22 – https://muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/QH4dxrUZlG

Feb. 22 – https://www.10tv.com/article/money/consumer/sports-gambling-help-calls-tripled/530-94bd1038-073b-45c6-8d06-c57bd06a400c

Feb. 12 – https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/tips-for-responsible-sports-betting-this-super-bowl-sunday

Feb. 11 – https://myfox28columbus.com/good-day-columbus/safely-betting-for-the-super-bowl

Feb. 10 – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/scott-sloan-on-demand-20785494/

Feb. 9 – https://www.wdtn.com/news/local-news/1-in-4-ohioans-at-risk-for-gambling-problem/

Feb. 8 – https://www.wfmj.com/clip/15373608/pause-before-you-play-sports-gambling

Feb. 8 – https://nbc24.com/news/local/addiction-specialists-advise-safe-practices-as-ohio-opens-for-first-legal-super-bowl-bets?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-irvinpublicrelations&utm_content=later-32967832&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkin.bio

Feb. 6 – https://www.wdtn.com/news/local-news/1-in-4-ohioans-at-risk-for-gambling-problem/

Feb. 3 – https://www.thelantern.com/2023/02/legalized-sports-gambling-arrives-in-ohio-experts-say-ohio-state-students-at-the-most-risk-for-addiction/

Feb. 2 – https://www.thelantern.com/2023/02/legalized-sports-gambling-arrives-in-ohio-experts-say-ohio-state-students-at-the-most-risk-for-addiction/

Jan. 31 – https://www.nbc4i.com/daytime-columbus/before-you-bet-2/

Jan. 18 – https://www.971thefan.com/episode/on-the-money-january-18-2023/

Jan. 15 – https://www.spreaker.com/user/nabcomedia/sports-betting

Jan. 13 – https://www.10tv.com/article/news/local/recovering-gambling-addict-it-is-serious/530-9937b813-0d6e-42db-829c-a31ca33df91e

Jan. 13 – https://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-columbus-dispatch/20230113/281621014441980

Jan. 12 – https://spectrumnews1.com/oh/cleveland/news/2023/01/05/sports-betting-violators

Jan. 8 – https://www.971thefan.com/show/columbus-perspective/

Jan. 3 – https://www.wkbn.com/news/local-news/counselors-warn-of-gambling-problem-signs/

Jan. 2 – https://www.wfmj.com/clip/15366287/what-to-know-about-problem-gambling

Jan. 2 – https://local12.com/news/good-morning-cincinnati/pause-before-you-play-addresses-gambling-addiction-as-sports-betting-goes-live-cincinnati-ohio

Jan. 2 – https://www.wlwt.com/article/gambling-disorder-resources-sports-betting-legal-in-ohio/42379425

Jan. 2 – https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/sports-betting-brings-gambling-addiction-concerns-to-ohio

Jan. 2 – https://fox8.com/video/how-to-know-when-your-sports-betting-is-becoming-an-addiction/8273196/

2022

Sep. 27 – https://www.fox19.com/video/2022/09/27/gambling-is-hidden-addiction-that-has-highest-suicide-rate/

Sep. 25 – https://www.971thefan.com/episode/columbus-perspective-september-25-2022/

Sep. 22 – https://www.wfmj.com/clip/15345858/gambling-suicide-mental-health

Sep. 21 – https://www.statenews.org/health/2022-09-20/state-provides-online-quiz-to-help-gauge-risk-level-for-gambling-disorder

Sep. 12 – https://muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/zJxbkqdmHb

Sep. 10 – https://myfox28columbus.com/good-day-columbus/world-suicide-prevention-day-the-link-between-gambling-and-suicide

May 3 – https://www.fox19.com/video/2022/05/03/youth-gaming-addiction-lindner-center-hope/

Mar. 30 – https://www.fox19.com/video/2022/03/30/march-is-national-gambling-awareness-month/

Mar. 29 – https://www.wkyc.com/article/syndication/podcasts/3-things-to-know/gamble-responsibly-watch-for-warning-signs-identify-risky-behaviors-problem-gambling-awareness-month-gambling-addiction-powerball-3-things-to-know/95-041bf558-057e-49ca-9d35-a5b1f897395c

Mar. 29 – https://dayton247now.com/news/local/problem-gambling-awareness-month-and-march-madness-a-larger-meaning-with-betting-in-ohio

Mar. 27 – https://www.crainscleveland.com/sports-business/legal-sports-betting-increases-risk-problem-gambling-ohio

Mar. 25 – https://www.daytondailynews.com/local/what-will-sports-betting-do-to-ohios-gambling-problems/EA7M5VG2IBCMRJ6KP4YKFLLWUA/

Mar. 20 – https://sunny95.com/perspective/problem-gambling/

Mar. 15 – https://www.whbc.com/problem-gambling-network-says-helpline-calls-up-again/

Mar. 14 – https://www.13abc.com/2022/03/14/recovering-addict-has-been-helping-other-addicts-our-community-more-than-decade/

Mar. 10 – https://fox8.com/news/preparations-underway-for-legal-sports-betting-in-ohio-next-year/

Mar. 8 – https://dayton247now.com/news/morning-show/national-gambling-disorder-screening-day-how-you-can-get-help

Mar. 8 – https://www.wfmj.com/clip/15301826/knowing-the-signs-of-a-gambling-problem

Mar. 6 – https://www.971thefan.com/episode/columbus-perspective-march-6-2022/

Mar. 5 – https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/state/its-problem-gambling-awareness-month-heres-where-to-find-help-in-ohio

Feb. 13 – https://muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/55BHeavDFo

Feb. 13 – https://muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/uLxlxlAsDX

Feb. 12 – https://muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/6ayD0BEY7E

Feb. 12 – https://muckrack.com/broadcast/savedclips/view/FK2UZL1rkv

Feb. 9 – https://dayton247now.com/news/morning-show/super-bowl-sports-betting-how-to-gamble-responsibly