The Ohio Council
Sports Gambling in Ohio Surpasses $4 Billion of Bets in 2023

Ohioans have now placed more than $4 billion worth of bets on sports gambling in 2023, though July was the slowest month for sports betting so far this year. Combined Ohioans bet just under $332 million in July, down from $363 million in June, according to compiled data from the Ohio Casino Control and Ohio Lottery commissions. The casino commission released its July revenue numbers last week. Separately, the lottery commission released its report covering gaming kiosks in mid-August. After payout winnings and voided wagers, the companies took in a combined $37.2 million in revenue in July, up from $32.6 million in June, despite the drop-in betting activity. Betting tends to slow down in the summers and picks up in the fall, when both the NFL and NBA seasons start again. If you or a loved one has questions and needs to talk to a professional about gambling, call the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966 or the National Council on Program Gambling Helpline (NCPG) at 1-800-522-4700 or visit for more information. 21+ and present in Ohio. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.


Don't Forget to Register for The Ohio Council’s 2023 Annual Conference 

The Ohio Councils 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibit Hall is scheduled for October 10 & 11, 2023, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. This year our theme is Inspiring Change: People. Practice. Policy. Please visit our conference website for more information and to register online.

HOTEL INFORMATION – The deadline for the discounted rate is September 16, 2023.

If you would like to stay at the hotel, please click here to make your reservation. The discounted room rate is $198 plus taxes. There is no additional charge for parking. If you prefer to contact the hotel directly, please call (614) 414-5000 and provide the Ohio Council's group code: TOC

If you have questions or need additional information at this time, please contact Brenda Cornett at [email protected].

 Thanks to Our Annual Conference Sponsors 
The Ohio Council's 2023 Annual Conference is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.


Save the Date: National Council Virtual Hill Day

We have some big news to share! The premier National Council Advocacy event, our Annual Virtual Public Policy Institute will be WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2023, from 1-4pm EST.

This year’s policy institute will feature engaging guest speakers, roundtable discussions of our policy goals, opportunities to hear from elected officials, and chances to win fun prizes, including registration to NatCon 2024.

In the meantime, the best way to stay up to date is to be sure to subscribe to Action Alerts from the National Council.

Registration for the Virtual Public Policy Institute will begin later this summer. We can’t wait to share more information as we get closer to October.

Save the Date! Ohio Safety Congress & Expo® March 27-29, 2024


Join us in Columbus for the 2024 Ohio Safety Congress and Expo® (OSC24®) March 27-29, three full days to LEARN, SOLVE, and CONNECT.

You can plan to…

  • Expand your personal and professional growth by LEARNING with our leading experts in safety education while earning continuing education credits. Sessions will be announced later this fall!
  • Find the best SOLUTIONS to your biggest challenges on the Expo Marketplace floor and in the classroom!
  • Build and strengthen your network with new CONNECTIONS by engaging with likeminded occupational safety and health peers!

Watch your email, you don’t want to miss the OSC24® hotel room block available in September and registration opening later in the year!

Visit for the most current information.



Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Vision: To transform BWC into an agile organization driven by customer success.
Mission: To deliver consistently excellent experiences for each BWC customer every day. Core Values: One Agency, Personal Connection, Innovative Leadership, Relentless Excellence.

Established in 1912, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is the exclusive provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Ohio, serving 257,000 public and private employers. With nearly 1,600 employees and assets of approximately $21 billion, BWC is one of the largest state-run insurance systems in the United States. For more, visit


Problem Gambling Network of Ohio – Gambling Disorder Treatment Training & Supervision Program

PGNO’s Stages Series provides specialized education on gambling, problem gambling, and gambling disorder. Training attendees will learn about the gambling service system and how to implement treatment and prevention strategies within the communities they serve. FY24 training dates are currently available, registration is open.

PGNO also offers supervision for clinicians that are licensed through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board and are working towards their Gambling Endorsement. It is designed for those who do not have a local supervisor that is competent in treating gambling disorder. This program is open to individuals that have already received their Preliminary Endorsement and will guide them in receiving 100 hours of direct clinical service needed to apply for the Renewable Endorsement.

You can find more information on the supervision program at:

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