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Think Twice Oregon - Jackson County

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Think Twice Oregon - Jackson County

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

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