Gambling, Game-bling, and Gambling and Financial Literacy
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About the Event
Key Discussion Topics:
Exploring the ideas of neutrality, balanced and harm reduction approach, prevalence of problem gambling amongst youth, young adults and the general population, the definition of gambling and harmful gambling, signs of a problem, harm reduction strategies, screening tools, social and economic impact of gambling industry, etc.
Exploring the impact of technology on the gambling market, the blurred lines between gaming and gambling and the implications (e-sports, skin betting, daily fantasy sports, social gaming, freemiumgames, gambling-like activities in video games, virtual currencies, etc.).
There are effective treatment options for people experiencing gambling-related problems but problem gambling stigma serves as a barrier to accessing these supports and resources.
By addressing the nature of problem gambling as an addiction, and facilitating discussions on language, attitudes and behaviors towards people with gambling problems, this session aims at lowering public stigma and increasing positive attitudes towards treatment. It mainly discusses practical strategies that break stigma and support people with gambling problems.