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Workshop Description

This workshop, presented by Don Feeney, M.S., M.P.P., will discuss the key findings from two large sample surveys of the gambling behavior and beliefs of the American public. Key findings include the impact of the rapid legalization of sports betting, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on gambling, the extent of online gambling, and public perceptions of gambling and problem gambling.

The 2018 survey also included data specific to California, including the types of gambling preferred by Californians and the degree to which Californians stigmatize problem gambling.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding how gambling in American has changed with the widespread legalization of sports betting and the COVID pandemic
  • Learn which groups are at the highest risk for problematic gambling behavior
  • Understand the public perception of problem gambling and the effects this may have on the willingness to seek treatment


  • Summarize key findings relating to California from the 2018 NGAGE survey
  • Discuss the changes in gambling in the U.S. from 2018 to 2021
  • Learn how the pandemic and legalized sports betting have affected gambling behavior
  • Discuss the implications of public attitudes and beliefs about gambling and problem gambling

This workshop is 1.0 hours in length. It is FREE to attend.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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