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Annual Summit on Sports & Gambling following PASPA

3rd annual summit to take place in Cleveland

The 3rd Annual Summit on Sports & Gambling will be taking place on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 8:00am – 5:00pm. The event will be held at Hilton Cleveland Downtown, 100 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114.

The topics discussed at the event will include:

  • The Prospects of Ohio Legalizing Sports Betting and the Potential Impacts
  • Lessons for Other States from Las Vegas
  • Update on Legislation & Regulation
  • College Athletes and Gambling Addiction
  • Will Legalization of Sports Betting Increase Gambling Problems?
  • Protecting Integrity and Preventing Addiction
  • Young Athletes & Gambling Problems
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Cleveland, US.

As a result of the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the US is facing the largest potential expansion of gambling in its history. Individuals involved in amateur and professional sports are at higher risk for gambling problems, and gambling problems are a threat to the health of athletes and to the integrity of the game.

With the drastic shift in mentality towards sports betting by the professional leagues and the action of dozens of states to pass sports betting bills, there is an urgent need to prepare for an increased occurrence of gambling addiction and problem gambling, as well as to provide solutions.

“The Summit brings together leading experts to provide the latest updates on political and policy developments in sports betting,” said Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director.  “Attendees will be able to critically evaluate the implications of the expansion of sports betting and utilize tools, such as our Sports Betting Responsible Gambling Standards, to build a safety net in their jurisdiction.”

In order to cover these complex issues, Ohio legislators and stakeholders will join national sports betting and gaming industry executives to participate in the 3rd Annual Summit on Sports & Gambling.

Over 600 individuals specializing in the areas of treatment, prevention, education, research, judicial, regulatory, legislative, and other fields, as well as the recovery community are expected to be in attendance. The conference is hosted by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio and supported by the Ohio for Responsible Gambling partners, which include the Ohio Lottery Commission, Ohio Casino Control Commission, Ohio State Racing Commission and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. 

The 3rd Annual Summit on Sports and Gambling has been approved for 8 general credit hours of Continuing Education Units.

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