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The NEW Interactive Game!

Be the 95% is excited to announce its new interactive game that was designed to take you through a day in the life of a responsible gambler. The game allows users to engage in a digital world, acting as a character in a game-like environment, learning about responsible gambling behaviors, as well as the warning […]

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Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month.  The 2017 PGAM theme is “Have the Conversation” and the goals of this national campaign are: To increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment & recovery services. To encourage healthcare providers to screen clients for problem gambling. PGAM is a grassroots campaign that depends […]

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Older Adults Can Be Problem Gambler’s Too

For most older adults, gambling is simply a fun recreational activity, but for those who become addicted to it, it can be a devastating disease that can financially wipe them out. There are a number of reasons why seniors can be vulnerable to gambling problems. For starters, seniors are often catered to by casinos with […]

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Bad Santa: Scratch-off lotto tickets a no-no for kids

  “Bad Santa: Scratch off lotto tickets a no-no for kids.”  – Tom Valentino Addiction Professional, December 14, 2016. With the holidays approaching, it’s fun to think back to Christmas mornings of my childhood. The scene at the Valentino house was like that of many families: My sister and I would wake up at an ungodly […]

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Building Community Readiness to Address Problem Gambling

Many Ohio communities are struggling to address important issues—such as problem gambling, drug and alcohol use, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence and others—that impact community health and positive youth development. Be the 95% was created to help raise awareness to the issue of problem gambling and help provide resources to Ohioans who can benefit from its assistance. […]

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How can you help a problem Gambler?

It can be hard trying to help someone who gambles, especially if they do not think they have a problem or do not want to stop. Many people find it difficult to talk to someone close to them about gambling issues because they often do not know what to say and it can be confronting. […]

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