Open Discussion on Problem Gambling in the US

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Emphasising measures of precaution and presenting potential risks and dangers of uncontrolled gambling, the American Dover Downs Casino will host a gambling addiction programme.

Dover Downs Hotel and Casino have taken into their hands to organise this quintessential panel to spread awareness of addiction issues and help those in need. The team behind this programme is a group of highly educated and conscientious people, well aware of how destructive addictive behaviour can be.


The open, interdisciplinary discussion will be held on Thursday, 15th March 2018 at the hotel’s conference centre. It will take place between 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and multiple view points and preventing measures will be discussed. The programme is co-sponsored by co-sponsored by the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems, the National Council regarding Problem Gambling and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

Details on Speakers and Disciplines

The chief speaker of the conference will be Dr. Heather Chapman, a clinical psychologist and nationally-certified gambling counsellor. Renowned for his professionalism and expertise, Chapman has for many years been a gambling consultant. Ms. Chapman is currently the deputy director of the Veterans Addiction Recovery Center and the director of the Gambling Treatment Program at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in Ohio.

There are certain points that will be addressed with utmost care and attention in the 8-hour long conference, and those include Gambling Disorder Fundamentals; Personal Stories: Impact of Gambling; Delaware Resources For Gambling Addictions, and Law Enforcement’s Response.

Numbers & Statistics

Recent surveys have shown that the estimated number of active duty U.S. service members with a gambling problem amounts to 56,000. The statistics have also revealed that the most vulnerable faces of pathological gambling include twice as many active duty service members than average American residents.

This is a serious matter to be tackled, because while gambling and online gambling are incredibly entertaining and relaxing activities, there is a real possibility of getting so hooked that you cannot control yourself anymore, and it becomes an issue.

This is why this conference is vital, for both prevention and helping the addicted.


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