(COLUMBUS, OH) -- Amid the rapid expansion of the sports gambling and gaming industry, Ohio has established itself as a national leader in promotion of responsible gaming and the prevention and treatment of gambling disorders. That reputation was further bolstered last week during the 37th Annual National Problem Gambling Conference in Washington, D.C., where several state awareness campaigns and initiatives earned national awards of excellence.
Hosted by the National Council on Problem Gambling on July 26-29, the national conference brought together professionals from all facets of healthcare, research, government, and the gambling industry to network and learn about ways to promote responsible gambling behaviors. Ohio’s delegation included almost 40 professionals representing state agencies and provider organizations, including the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), Ohio Casino Control, Ohio Lottery and Ohio State Racing Commissions, which together oversee Ohio’s responsible gambling efforts under the umbrella of Ohio for Responsible Gambling (ORG).
Ohio earned the following national awards: