Date: March 6, 2024 Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Cost: $20.00 CEU Hours: 1.5
Abstract: Research and experience shows there is a concentration of risk as technology, youth & sports betting come together. Wisconsin and the United States are experiencing the biggest and fastest expansion of gambling in our nation’s history. There are high rates of gambling participation and problems and low rates of gambling literacy among young people who bet on sports. Strikingly, the United States is the only country in the world where the more a person is involved in higher education the more likely they are to gamble on sports. Since 2018 more than $250 billion has been bet legally on the performance of collegiate and professional athletes, placing them under even more pressure than ever before. Gambling addiction is serious threat to the integrity of the game as well as to health of players and personnel.
Latest figures on the scale and scope of nationwide gambling participation and problems.
Specific concerns and implications for youth gamblers, especially those who bet on sports. With sports betting, and
Trends in technology that may lead to both positive and negative changes in risk factors for gambling problems.
implications of changes in technology and youth participation in sports betting for Wisconsin stakeholders.
Keith S. Whyte is Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in Washington, D.C. He has over twenty-five years of national experience in gambling issues. Recognized widely for his work to promote responsible gambling and prevent gambling addiction, Mr. Whyte has given invited presentations at conferences and events in 43 US states and 25 countries. He has testified before the United States Congress four times and appeared before numerous legislative and regulatory bodies. Keith is frequently quoted in the national and international media.
Continuing Education Units applied for:
WI Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
WI Dept. of Safety and Professional Services