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Nevada Legalizes CS:GO Esports Betting

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been a major blow to the US state of Nevada. Casinos closed and sports events, mainstays of the state gambling scene at sportsbooks, suspended operations. Many are unlikely to resume any time soon. While it may be a while before these leagues […]

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New Youth Gambling Awareness PSA!

Naugatuck Youth Services did an awesome job with their new Youth Gambling Awareness PSA!  Watch the PSA below or click here to check it out on Youtube and share with your networks.

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Common Sense Media: A Resource for Parents

Common Sense Media https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ Resource for Parents (In English and Spanish) who are trying to keep up on digital media. Go to the website and click on the tab “What Parents Need to Know.” Under here you can get information by age, by topic, Parents Ultimate Guides […]

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Without Sport, footballers turn to video games

• New article: Without sport, footballers turn to video games https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/without-sport-footballers-turn-to-video-games/vi-BB11gsWS?ocid=MicrosoftNewsApp-Win10 Without sport, footballers turn to video games With the coronavirus postponing sport across the world, Mesut Ozil, Thibaut Courtois and other footballers have ..

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“THE HUB” blog on Gambling Awareness

PROBLEM GAMBLING AWARENESS MONTH  updates: • Check out The Hub blog on Gambling Awareness https://www.thehubct.org/single-post/2020/03/12/ProblemGamblingAwarenessMonth    

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• Can You Really Be Addicted to Video Games?

Please click on link below: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/22/magazine/can-you-really-be-addicted-to-video-games.html  

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• How sound and visual effects on slot machines increase the allure of gambling

Please click next line… • How sound and visual effects on slot machines increase the allure of gambling.  

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NO February Behavioral Health Committee Meeting

Just a reminder that the Regional Behavioral Health Committee Meeting will not meet on February 6. Instead, SERAC will be holding a Law Enforcement Meeting for local police officials and state troopers only.  The Behavioral Health Committee will resume on Thursday, March 5, with the meeting’s focus […]

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How Gaming & Gambling Affect Student Life

Please see the below link for a study on the impact of gaming and gambling on college students in England. Includes helpful “next steps”: YGAM’s recent survey amongst higher education students highlights that many are turning to video games and gambling in an attempt to relieve financial […]

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BREAKING NEWS ! 20/20 MAY 3, 2019 10pm – MARC POTENZA Interview with Diane Sawyer on Gaming.

Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD Director, Yale Center of Excellence in Gambling Research,  is  interviewed by Diane Sawyer for a 20/20 episode on gaming. The episode is slated to air this Friday (May 3) on ABC, 10PM. Given the convergence between gambling and gaming, this is an […]

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