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Prevention and Health Promotion

The Iowa Gambling Treatment Program (IGTP) funds problem gambling prevention and education services covering all 99 counties in Iowa.  Prevention services are available for schools, community groups, employers, casinos, and at-risk groups. For more information about the Problem Gambling Prevention and Education services offered through the Iowa Gambling Treatment Program, send us a message through our Contact Us system.

Prevention Resources

Other States/Countries

Choices - There's Always A Right One - Facilitator's Guide (KY)

Ohio Prevention Resource Guide PDF

Lane County (Oregon) Prevention

Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling Prevention Materials (Washington)

Oregon Problem Gambling Prevention Guide PDF

Problem Gambling and the Law: An Information and Resource Guide (Nevada) PDF

Soul Crush Story: A Video Game to Teach About Healthy and Harmful Video Gaming (Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario)

The Basis (Brief Addiction Science Information Source; Harvard Medical School, Division on Addiction)

The Wager (Worldwide Addiction Gambling Education Report; Harvard Medical School, Division on Addiction)

Voices on Problem Gambling (British Columbia Responsible and Problem Gambling Program - Podcasts)

Presentations

Choices - Forensic Presentation

Disordered Gambling and Corrections Populations

Gambling: The Hidden Addiction PDF

Gambling: Risks and Guidelines Presentation

Iowa Youth Problem Gambling Presentation

Internet Gambling Disorder Presentation

Powerball Lottery Presentation

Problem Gambling in the Workplace

Values Based Interactive Gambling Education Presentation (December 2015)

Tools

Bank-it

Gambling and the Justice System (HFS - Flyer) PDF

Gambling in the Work Place Tool Kit    

Gambling in the Work Place Tool Kit Posters

Have the Conversation - Tips

Casino Staff (HFS) PDF

Families (HFS) PDF

Tax Preparers (HFS and Pathways) 

IGTP Work Plan Prevention Strategy Definitions and Examples

I-SMART Problem Gambling Domain Data Entry and User Guide PDF

Is Your Gambling a Problem?  (1800BETSOFF.org screening tool)

Money Smart for Young People

Promoting Wellness: A Guide to Community Action (SAMHSA)

Raising healthy kids in a technological world!

Self Exclusion Tool Kit (revised July 2017)

Self Exclusion - Review of New Legislation - Webinar (July 2017)

The Teen Files Flipped Credit Card Abuse/Gambling Addiction (AIMS Teaching Module) 


Health Promotion Resources

The resources below have been developed by Iowa and other states and and national organizations to raise public awareness of problem gambling.

Billboards/Online Banner Ads

Are You a Good Loser? (August 2017) 

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (February 2018) 

Brochures/Banners/Posters

1-800-BETS OFF Clearinghouse Order Form

1-800-BETS OFF Banner/Poster Order Form (Dynovia) 

1-800-BETS OFF Logos (New - August 2017) 

1-800 BETS OFF/IGTP Brochures (Updated February 2018) 

1-800 BETS OFF/IGTP Banners (New - August 2017) 

1-800 BETS OFF/IGTP Posters (New - August 2017) 

Other Resources

National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (National Council on Problem Gambling)

Problem Gambling Resources (Your Life Iowa)

Responsible Gaming Education Week (National Center on Responsible Gaming)

Radio Spots

Are you a Good Loser? (August 2017)

It's All Fun and Games (Jan 2017)

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (February 2018)

Television Spots

1-800-BETS OFF You Tube Channel

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (February 2018)

Videos and Public Service Announcements

Break Even (13:07 - Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey)

Casting Shadows (5:10 - PSAs - Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey)

Easy Out (11:53 - Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey - Seniors)

End Game (10:11 - Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program - PTSD)

Empty Spaces (17:51 - New York Council on Problem Gambling)

He's Not the Same (21:12 - New York Council on Problem Gambling - Veterans)

How a 16-year-old gamer turned into a compulsive gambler (6:59 - ESPN)

Ready or Not (13:00 - Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program - PTSD)

Soul Crush Story: A Video Game to Teach About Healthy and Harmful Video Gaming (Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario)

Understanding Joy: The Devastation of a Gambling Addiction (Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling)

What are My Chances Video (9:08 - Game Sense)

What Happens Inside the Brain of a Gambling Addict (3:42 - BBC)

What do you know about gambling addiction? (1:25 - Oregon PSA - The Elephant Next Door)

You Know Me (1:56 - Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling)

You Know Me (13:11 - Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling)