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2016 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

| December 11, 2017
2016 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

So it’s just a lottery ticket, right? What’s the big deal? To answer the question, probably not a whole lot is a big deal. But did you know that 1) it’s illegal to buy Lottery tickets for anyone under 18, 2) kids who start gambling at a young age are far more likely to become […]

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On Loot Boxes, ESRB Ratings & Gambling

| December 7, 2017
On Loot Boxes, ESRB Ratings & Gambling

There’s been a lot of recent conversation in the media about a new video game, Star Wars Battlefront II, and its use of “loot boxes” and concerns about gambling (not to mention “pay to win”). Let’s explore the issues & some concerns.  What is a “loot box”? In video games, there are opportunities to purchase […]

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2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars

| November 6, 2017
2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars

2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars are in! 2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars are in! Calendar art was created by middle school students throughout Oregon; one Lane County student’s art is represented this year (Keira from Eugene’s Monroe Middle School, see May 2018)! Calendars are FREE and we ship them free of charge to anyone in […]

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2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

| November 2, 2017
2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

2018 Art Search and Calendars 2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars are in! Calendar art was created by middle school students throughout Oregon; one Lane County student’s art is represented this year (Keira from Eugene’s Monroe Middle School, see May 2018)! Calendars are FREE and we ship them free of charge to anyone in Lane County, […]

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Blurry Lines Between Gaming and Gambling: Info for Educators

| October 4, 2017
Blurry Lines Between Gaming and Gambling: Info for Educators

Have you heard any of your students talking about fantasy sports, “skins,” or online poker? From phones to laptops to tablets, electronic gaming is more accessible than ever.  Within this world, lines can be pretty blurry between gaming and gambling when someone pays for extra “lives” or bonuses on gaming apps. Most people don’t even […]

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September 29, 2017 – Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

| September 21, 2017
September 29, 2017 – Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

“I Can Take a Break” – A Message of Help and Hope for Problem Gamblers and Families Related: PGAD 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 “Take A Break” campaign: Click here for information on Oregon’s “Take A Break” campaign! About Problem Gamblers Awareness Day On July 20, 1995, Robert “Bobby” Hafemann […]

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2017 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: The Oregon “Take A Break” Campaign

| September 19, 2017
2017 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: The Oregon “Take A Break” Campaign

Related: Problem Gamblers Awareness Day Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: Organizers encourage Oregonians to “Take A Break”   MISSION The purpose of the “Take a Break” Campaign is to reach out to gamblers and family members to check in to make sure they are in control and gambling responsibly. “Take A Break” at retail locations: Ronda Hatefi and partners in […]

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Implications of the Emerging Trends in Gambling

| June 22, 2017
Implications of the Emerging Trends in Gambling

Don Feeney & Julie Hynes / National Conference on Problem Gambling July 21, 2017 – Portland, OR Don Feeney and Julie Hynes discussed emerging forms of gambling and their implications for a wide range of issues relating to problem gambling. How well do current gambling & problem gambling regulations, policy and programs meet the challenges posed by new […]

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Lane County Problem Gambling Advisory Committee

| June 19, 2017
Lane County Problem Gambling Advisory Committee

Mission: To reduce the negative effects of problem/disordered gambling in Lane County. About the Committee: The Problem Gambling Advisory Committee advises Lane County problem gambling prevention staff on gambling-related issues facing Lane County. Topics include: awareness activities (see: media, youth posters, videos), gambling access issues and policies, and efforts to increase problem gambling awareness throughout Lane County.  Anyone […]

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Addictive Behaviors Course at UO – Problem Gambling, Julie Hynes

| June 15, 2017
Addictive Behaviors Course at UO – Problem Gambling, Julie Hynes

Slides from Class – Problem Gambling – June 19, 2017 Welcome! The slide deck and other resources are posted here for your reference. Questions or comments? Contact me. Best wishes in all you do! A few key resources in the news on esports and daily fantasy sports to watch/read and share: How a 16-year-old gamer turned […]

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