Responsible Gambling Advocate Group Gears Up For Ohio Sports Betting

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The Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO) has been preparing for years to ensure that they are ready to help people who might have problems with gambling when legalized sports betting in Ohio launches in the state on Jan. 1, 2023.

The group is made up of responsible gambling advocates who want to make sure that everyone has a positive experience with retail and online sportsbooks in Ohio, and that no one gets into trouble because of it.

PGNO Knows What to Do

Michael Buzzelli, associate director for the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO), recently commented on the prevalence of online sports betting and its impact on Ohio’s population. In preparation for the recent rise in expectations of gambling addiction, Buzzelli said that PGNO has been working to increase the number of trained personnel who can assist those battling addiction.

“Not only do we think we’re prepared to tackle addictions that may come out and treat that population, but we have strong prevention measures to make sure we can stop them before they start,” Buzzelli noted.

Despite being inundated with Ohio sportsbook sign-up bonuses and other incentives encouraging participation in online gambling, Buzzelli is confident PGNO is prepared to provide adequate support and compassion to all Ohioans dealing with gambling problems.

More Ohio Sports Betting Update

in November, Ohio regulators approved licensure for Axxella, the parent company of SPIRE Institute. This is a breakthrough for Axxella and its grand plans for SPIRE Institute.

This marks a new era in the development of an ambitious business venture started by Axxella; a venture that not only includes ownership of SPIRE Institute but also a fitness center located in Ohio and other businesses.

Out the Gate has been chosen to manage the daily operations of Axxella’s online and physical sportsbook. SPIRE Institute played an integral part in this, as they were the anchor that enabled Out the Gate and Axxella to form a partnership in Ohio.

While details remain unclear, it is expected that Out the Gate will begin accepting bets soon. As for exactly where bettors can place their wagers, all parties involved have yet to disclose this information to the public. It will certainly be interesting to see where this collaboration leads in terms of providing a great sports betting experience in Ohio.