Jul 26, 2023
It used to be that if you wanted to gamble, you had to go to a
casino or a racetrack to do it. But the expansion of online
gambling and newly loosened laws around sports betting mean that
people can now place bets from just about anywhere. Shane Kraus,
PhD, of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Lia Nower, PhD,
JD, of the Rutgers University Center for Gambling Studies, talk
about whether that increased access could lead to an increase in
gambling addiction, who is at risk, stigma around gambling, what
treatments are available, and the increased exposure kids now have
to gambling via ads and video games.
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