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Think Twice Oregon - Jackson County Presentation Transcript

  • 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