Public Health Departments of Dayton and Montgomery County in Ohio have issued warnings about gambling addiction as the football season is set to kick off in September.
Public Health is also campaigning to create awareness amongst people to identify gambling addiction with warning signs. Football is one of the most popular sports for both professionals and sports betting enthusiasts.
According to the National Council of Problem Gambling, an estimated two million people suffer from compulsive gambling issues and are at risk.
Public health has posted warning signs to identify problem gambling traits which are:
– Borrowing money to gamble
– Lying about time or money spent on gambling
– Betting more over time to feel the same sense of excitement
– Exaggerating wins and minimizing losses
– Spending a lot of time gambling or thinking about gambling
– Hiding bills or debts
– Becoming irritable when not gambling.
A dedicated helpline number has also been published on the department’s website for those who are facing compulsive gambling issues.
Earlier last week, Ohio gambling and casino regulator approved the sale of JACK Cincinnati Casino to Vici Properties.