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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 a gambling disorder.

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

May 19 – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/960-what-matters-with-m-29090968/episode/gambling-addiction-177745638/

May 10 – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fun-games-gambling-what-you-need-to-know/id1503225348?i=1000656212952

May 10 – https://dayton247now.com/good-day-dayton/national-children-mental-health-acceptance-week

May 09 – https://www.fox19.com/video/2024/05/09/initiative-aims-raise-awareness-youth-gambling/

Apr. 29 – https://www.10tv.com/article/news/local/ohio-legal-sports-gambling-addiction-disorder-problem-advisory-board/530-4ac16d12-71c0-4581-9e1a-aed68373f2fb

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