The course will examine the nature and prevalence of problem gambling, the role of government and the industry in addressing the issue, and best practices to address it including prevention, education, and treatment. This course will not only focus on the problem but will also provide practical, research-based solutions that various jurisdictions around the world have implemented. This course explores responsible gambling as a player protection mechanism, addressing both prevention and harm minimization. This course will also examine limitations on gaming advertising and related approaches jurisdictions have explored to address problem gaming.
- Recognize the psychology of problem gambling.
- Identify how gaming interests are dependent on problem gamblers for a portion of revenues and how this conflicts with social corporate responsibility.
- Examine the measures taken to protect problem gamblers and the responsibilities of players with potential gambling disorders.
- Review what laws and/or regulations should be imposed on corporate gaming interests to ensure limited negative impact on problem gamblers their effectiveness, limitations, and failures.
- Infer how emerging technologies affect the gambling landscape and how data collection techniques can both help and harm players and licensees.
- Identify the distinction between encouraging use of gaming products and overuse.