Lackawanna Problem Gambling Webinar – Online Gambling & Sports Wagering
(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am
A FREE webinar offered by Lackawanna / Susquehanna Office
A FREE webinar offered by Lackawanna / Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs
In October 2017 a major gambling expansion bill was passed in Pennsylvania, allowing for the possibility of more legalized gambling than ever before. Over the past several years, we have seen the launch of multiple new types of gambling, including online gambling and sports wagering, which has resulted in a dramatic increase in availability and participation.
It is vital for treatment and prevention professionals to not only be aware of the current trends of gambling participation to better serve those they work with, but also to have a better understanding of the activities that may lead to new problems, as well as resources that are currently available in PA.
This session will include discussion about the challenges of new and advancing opportunities to bet on sports, the risks of online gambling and sports wagering, and how counseling can assist those who are struggling.
- Josh Ercole, Executive Director, CCGP
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:
- Become familiar with gambling and some of the factors included in the development of problematic gambling
- Become familiar with how online gambling and sports wagering have expanded in Pennsylvania
- Discuss the potential impact of expanded gambling on individuals who participate
- Identify protections that have been included in legislated gambling
- Have awareness of available local resources
This live program has been approved by the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board – attendees who complete the live webinar will be eligible to receive 1.0 hours of credit
Cost for IGCCB CEs – No Cost
Please note – CE’s will only be awarded to those attendees who participate in the complete program – no partial CE’s will be awarded. CE’s apply to live program only – CE’s will not be made available to anyone viewing a recording of the program. CE’s will only be awarded to those who log register and log in to the zoom event using their names on a computer/tablet – phone numbers will not be recognized. CE’s will not be awarded for duplicate programs.
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