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The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

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ESports: 16-year-old Fortnite video game world champ wins $3M

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This past weekend, the world's largest Fortnite esports tournament took place at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. The tournament, where qualifying gamers compete to get the most points in the Fortnite video game in front of both in-person and online audiences, is one of many esports tournaments that take place annually. At this particular tournament, there was $30 million USD in cash prizes. The winner, a 16 year old gamer, took home a $3 million USD prize, while the second place winner...
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Re: ESports: 16-year-old Fortnite video game world champ wins $3M

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Interesting piece of information. I never took this computer games seriously. The tournaments are making them even more exciting for kids and teenagers, making our job harder to keep them away from electronics. Honestly, I am going to take a closer look at the game 😉
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Re: ESports: 16-year-old Fortnite video game world champ wins $3M

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Fortnite was cited as a reason for more than 200 divorces almost a year ago. https://nypost.com/2018/09/14/...estroying-marriages/ Don't look too closely at the game....
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Webinar: Apps, Traps and Roadmaps - The Latest in the Convergence and Strategies in Addressing Gaming & Gambling

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This is a great webinar series I've been attending this month. The next session (tomorrow at 1pm) is super timely and I'm sure will be of interest to many of you. Details below: Maine Council for Problem Gambling / AdCare March 19, 2021 (1:00 - 2:30 PM EST) Apps, Traps and Roadmaps: The Latest in the Convergence and Strategies in Addressing Gaming & Gambling Presenter: Julie Hynes We have seen the convergence of video gaming and gambling for some time now, notably with things like loot...
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YMCA - Game-Bling Webinar

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A $25 Opportunity for Youth Gamers

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The YMCA-Youth Gambling Awareness Program (YGAP) is looking for Canadian youth 18-26 years old to take part in a focus group on gaming and gambling. The purpose of the focus group is to examine the types of gaming and gambling activities that youth engage in and their experiences with loot boxes/loot crates/player packs, esports, gambling activities etc. Youth will be also presented with questions for an upcoming survey on youth gambling and gaming, and asked for feedback, ideas, and...
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Re: A $25 Opportunity for Youth Gamers

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Hi @Registered Member I think the link might be broken? I tried and it says survey closed. If you can share the link I'll pass on to my network
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Re: A $25 Opportunity for Youth Gamers

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Hi @Registered Member, sorry for the delayed reply. I've heard back from the team running the survey and they've closed it because they've filled both sessions. That being said, we're running a similar opportunity in early October and will be posting information about it this week. So if you like I can let you know when this opportunity goes live
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Re: A $25 Opportunity for Youth Gamers

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No worries! It's great to hear all the spots were filled!
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