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IN LICKING AND KNOX COUNTIES, CALL 2-1-1 OR 1-800-544-1601 OR text your zip code to 898211
IN BUTLER COUNTY, CALL 1-844-427-4747
OR CALL, THE OHIO PROBLEM GAMBLING HELPLINE 1-800-589-9966
Confidential advice is available 24/7/365. Your call will be answered by trained crisis response specialists. You will always receive personal service and never a recording. (Note: In times of high call volume, you may be placed briefly on hold.)
When you call, the phone staff:
- Will help you assess your concerns.
- Never tell you what to do; instead, they will offer support and motivation to help you take the next steps.
- Do not provide formal treatment on the phone, but can help you identify local resources to do so.
- Never judge, instead offering support and hope.
You may call as often as needed. Your confidential information is always protected.
Voluntary Exclusion Resources Help to Advance Fight Against Gambling Addiction in Ohio
Time Out Ohio, jointly administered and managed by the Ohio Casino Control Commission and the Ohio Lottery Commission, allows individuals to agree to refrain from entering or accessing all Ohio casinos and racinos and all Ohio sports betting, including mobile apps, for 1 year, 5 years, or a lifetime. Time Out Ohio is proud to partner with Gamban to offer complimentary one-year subscriptions for individuals who wish to block access to internet gambling websites and applications worldwide, including legal and illegal sports betting, online poker, and social casinos.
Gamban can be downloaded on up to 15 devices and blocks access to a constantly updating list of over 75,000 gambling websites and applications. Gamban helps individuals gain peace of mind, save time and money, remove temptation, and reduce stress. Ohio is the first state to partner with Gamban, a UK-based company, to provide additional resources to those in need. Please direct individuals interested in a complimentary subscription to https://www.TimeOutOhio.com/Gamban.
For questions about Time Out Ohio, please contact Cory Brown, Manager of Problem Gambling Services with the Ohio Casino Control Commission, at 614.387.5854 or Susan Diamond, Responsible Gambling Program Coordinator with the Ohio Lottery, at 216.509.7538. Inquires can also be sent via email toTimeOut@Ohio.gov.
ADDITIONAL GAMBLING SUPPORT SERVICES
- Gamblers Anonymous
- Mental Health and Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties
- Behavioral Healthcare Partners
- National Problem Gambling Hotline 1-800-522-4700
- BeGambleAware Online Gambling self-exclusion program
- Voluntary Exclusion Program Casinos
- Voluntary Exclusion Program Scioto Downs 614-295-8796