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Sports Wagering and Gambling in the Online World: A Recipe for Digital Disaster?

March 20, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Eligible for 1.5 CEU’s | RICB and NASW-RI

Description: This presentation discusses the recent expansion of legalized sports betting across the US, its confluence with online gambling, and concerns about the potential rise in problematic gambling behaviors that could result. Research suggests that sports wagering may be more likely to result in problematic play across multiple demographics, particularly among young adult males. The online environment, coupled with the increasing availability and popularity of proposition wagering (in-game betting), has the potential to exacerbate the issue. The legal digital environment also has the potential, however, to more quickly connect individuals who may be transitioning into or suffering from a gambling disorder to help.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn why and how the US is undergoing a rapid expansion of legal sports wagering, and how it has changed the landscape of gambling.

2. Participants will learn the ways in which sports wagering may be more problematic than other types of gambling across multiple demographics, and why the digital environment may exacerbate problematic play for some.

3. Participants will learn how the digital environment has the potential to more quickly connect those who may be suffering from a gambling disorder to resources.

Register in advance for this webinar:

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