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Julie Hynes Presents- From Video Gaming to Sports Wagering, All Bets are On: Implications for Youth & Young Adults

April 28, 2020 EDT @ 10:00 am - 3:15 pm


Clock Hours/Continuing Education Units: 4.5

Since the World Health Organization’s announcement of video gaming disorder an official condition in 2019, many eyes have been fixed on the issue of gaming addiction. The world of what we have considered “gambling” has shifted dramatically in recent years. In this training, we will explore some key practical topics: Where are the lines crossed between gaming and gambling? What are the parallels between video gaming disorder and gambling disorder? Will we be prepared when Sports Betting becomes legal in the Commonwealth? We will dig into specific issues with online gaming, sports betting, fantasy sports, loot boxes, and skins. Participants will come away from the training be able identify some practical tools and strategies for use in both clinical and personal settings.


Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling


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