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Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest

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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I'm not surprised -- those of us trying to help people with gambling problems face an uphill battle in terms of public buy-in (for lack of a better term).  At this point in history, problem gambling isn't perceived as being as problematic as substance addiction.  Also, as far as I know, for-profit businesses or government agencies (like the OLG) have a lot more money and regulatory leeway to advertise their products (i.e., casinos), compared to non-profits which are staffed by regulated professionals, and are restricted in how they're allowed to promote their services.

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