ProblemGamblingOhio.org is dedicated to the Ohio Lottery’s “It’s a Disorder, Not a Decision” responsible gambling campaign. The campaign is part of the Ohio Lottery’s commitment to promote responsible gambling and offer information and resources to the public for help and support. The Ohio Lottery has been a leader in this effort since its inception in 1974.
Our mission is three-fold: to foster education about problem gambling in Ohio, to offer resources to persons who may be experiencing a gambling problem, and to provide information to any person whose life is being adversely affected by problem gambling.
Problem Gambling Ohio measures its success based on visits to this website, calls to the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline, and feedback from people who chose to get help.
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Pursuant to State of Ohio IT Policy No. ITP-F.3, effective 08/20/2007, websites controlled by the Ohio Lottery Commission comply with the accessibility standards set forth in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 1194.22 of the Code of Federal Regulations. New websites or pages developed or controlled by the Ohio Lottery Commission will be created in accordance with the above-listed accessibility standards. Please direct any questions or comments regarding the Problem Gambling Ohio website accessibility to:
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Visitors should be aware that, subject to certain statutory exceptions, most documents and records maintained by the state of Ohio, including but not limited to electronic data, are public records under Ohio law. Therefore, information submitted through this website may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request. Records required to be maintained pursuant to the laws of Ohio will be retained and disposed of in accordance with applicable record retention schedules.
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