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Welcome to Problem Gambling Summit 2021!

This will be our first live workshop to kick off our California Problem Gambling Training Summit 2021 and March 2021 Problem Gambling Awareness Month. We will have opening segment and then head into the live workshop presented by Dr. Timothy Fong, MD and his panel.

A Year Like No Other: The Impact of COVID-19 on Gambling in California

Live workshop

March 1, 2021 from 9:00am – 11:00am PST

This will be a live workshop, so you will need to register beforehand. Link is below.

Workshop Description

This workshop, presented by Dr. Tim Fong, MD, will provide different perspectives and insights as to how the novel coronavirus impacted gambling in the state of California. Perspectives presented will include clinicians working with gambling disorder and affected individuals, representatives from the gambling industry and professionals working in gambling regulation and oversight.

Key concepts covered include:

  • Understanding how global events impact clinical course of gambling disorder
  • Developing clinical skills and tools that are in direct response to the pandemic
  • Listing priority research, clinical and educational areas of how the novel coronavirus impacts gambling

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Learn how the global pandemic impacted gambling behaviors, especially before and after lockdowns
  • Name three clinical strategies that can be used via telehealth that were not present before the pandemic
  • Know which forms of gambling remain available and openly regulated during this pandemic
  • List three priority areas for OPG/CALGETS/UGSP to address as it relates to COVID and gambling.


  • Impact of COVID on the Gambling Industry
  • Impact of COVID on CALGETS
  • Impact of COVD on Gambling Regulations
  • Building a future roadmap to address COVID and Gambling

This workshop is 2.0 hours in length. It’s free to attend, but you need to register below.

Please contact us if you have any questions.


*After all live webinars have been broadcasted, they will be posted in the workshops section to be viewed throughout the month incase you missed the live version, so you do not feel like you missed out on a great training.

  • Cost
  • Start Time
    March 1 @ 9:00 am
  • End Time
    March 1 @ 11:00 am
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  • Organizer
    Tonya Williams