• Like
Think Twice Oregon - Jackson County
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Think Twice Oregon - Jackson County



Published in Education
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads


Total Views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds



Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

    No notes for slide


  • 1.  
  • 2. What is Gambling
    • To risk money or
    • something of value on the outcome of an unpredictable event or contest
  • 3. Minimum Legal Age to Gamble in Oregon
    • 18:
    • Traditional Lottery games
    • Charitable gaming
    • Pari-mutuel betting (e.g., race track)
    • 21:
    • Video lottery (includes video poker, video slots)
    • Tribal casinos
  • 4. What is Problem Gambling
    • Gambling becomes a problem when it causes disruptions in any major area of life: psychological, physical, social or vocational.
  • 5. Signs of Problem Gamblers
    • Secretive about his/her gambling habits, and defensive when confronted
    • Restless or irritable when not gambling
    • Gambling to escape problems
    • Lying to family and friends , teachers about gambling
    • Borrowing money often
    • Trying unsuccessfully to control, cut-back, or stop gambling
    • Committing crimes to finance gambling
    • Increasing bet amounts when gambling to achieve the desired high
    • “ Chasing” losses with more gambling
  • 6.
    • Loss of employment
    • Foreclosure on home or unable to pay rent
    • Loss of important relationships
    • Alcohol or other drug related problems
    • Depression/Suicidal thoughts or attempts
    • Committing Crimes
    • School failure
    What Kind of Problems Can Occur
  • 7. Oregon Prevalence Study
    • More than 74,000 Oregon Adults (2.7%) are believed to meet criteria for being problem or pathological gambler
    • One in 25 Oregon teens (13-17 yrs. old) experienced gambling related problems; that’s more than 10,000 Oregon youth
    • One in 10 teens is an at-risk gambler
    • About 6,000 Oregonians over 62 years old (1.2%) are believed to meet the criteria for problem or pathological gambling
  • 8. Spending on Gambling
    • The Oregon Lottery had net sales of 1.2 billion in 2007 (Oregon Lottery, 2007)
    • Jackson Counties Oregon Lottery had net sales of over 57 million in 2007 (Oregon Lottery, 2007 )
  • 9. How to Get Help!
    • Treatment is Free, Confidential , and it Works!
    • On-line check out thinktwiceoregon.com
    • Call 1-877-MY-LIMIT or Roxann Jones at 774-7821