Pandemic’s Impact on Problem Gambling At Top of Agenda For Summer Meeting, July 11-13 in Chicago
CHICAGO – Problem-gambling experts will convene at the NCLGS Summer Meeting to assess the risks that the pandemic-fueled rise in online gaming could be having on stay-at-home gamblers.
The NCLGS Committee on Problem Gambling, chaired by NCLGS President and Nevada Senator Keith Pickard, will examine whether the ease of access of online games, the speed of the games, and social isolation can magnify – and increase – the risk factors for those who have gambling problems or may be susceptible to them. The expert panelists will discuss how problem gamblers and those who treat them are dealing with these new circumstances and – importantly – whether are these conditions the “new normal” for those in the problem-gambling community.
Presenting to the Committee on Problem Gambling are three experts:
NCLGS has long been at the forefront of elevating effective responsible gambling policies, and the Summer Meeting will be an optimal forum to examine how the surge in online gaming may be impacting the gaming industry.
The Committee on Problem Gambling will kick off the NCLGS Summer meeting agenda, which also includes:
Due to the popular demand of this event, interested attendees should register early to guarantee attendance. Registration is open to the public and available here.
Both NCLGS and the host InterContinental will fully adhere to CDC, state and local guidelines that govern public events.
NCLGS meetings are organized and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group, which serves as NCLGS Executive Director.