Sports Betting, iGaming, Youth Gambling and Addiction

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Written by: Where Parents Talk Staff

Published: Jun 10, 2023

This week on Where Parents Talk radio on 105.9 The Region, host Lianne Castelino speaks to Dr. Jeff Derevensky  Director of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviours, author and father about the impact of sports betting and igaming on youth.

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Chair and James McGill Professor, Faculty of Education, McGill University
Professor, Department of Psychiatry.
Director, International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviours
Child Psychologist

“…gambling is one of the highest prevalence rates of potential behavioural addictions that we can have. The American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization have now not only endorsed gambling as behavioural addiction, but the World Health Organization now looks at gaming as a potential problem. And what we’ve seen over the last decade is emerging between gambling and gaming.”




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