• Virtual Event
     June 5, 2023
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Using various studies including *NSDUH, Monitoring the Future, and the PA Youth Survey, we will look at the current state of gambling and problem gambling both locally and nationally from a prevention lens.

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  • Virtual Event
     May 22, 2023
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

One of the most rapidly expanding areas in the gambling world is sports gambling and daily fantasy sports. This one-hour presentation via Zoom will look at the current states of both in Pennsylvania. Another focus will be what is on the horizon for sports wagering. We will also discuss ways to prevent problem gambling and (more…)

A blue ribbon with the words, "Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Have the Conversation."

For the month of March, The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) wants to help people have a conversation about something that affects many Americans, but is talked about by few. “Problem Gambling is a disease that affects over seven million Americans, yet few talk about it,” said National Council on Problem Gambling Executive Director…

Video gaming at home

Following the World Health Organization’s classification of gaming addiction as a diagnosable disorder, many parents are wondering if they should be concerned about their children’s gaming habits. While experts have varying opinions about gaming addiction, most agree that allowing children to play video games is usually fine, with limitations on screen time and proper supervision…

The Supreme Court recently broke a long-time ban on sports betting, allowing individual states to pass legislation allowing sports books to open. Amy Sechrist, Compass Mark’s certified prevention specialist, said this is an important issue for Compass Mark because problem gambling and substance abuse are so often intertwined. “About 4 percent of adults and 6…

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