The legalization of sports betting across jurisdictions and global markets expanded availability and accessibility of sports betting with 1 in 5 U.S. adults (19%) reporting personally betting money on sports in the last 12 months (Pew Research Center, July 2022). This session provides an overview to sports betting, “lure” and excitement, “belonging” features, and the “consumption community” lifestyle of sports (Gordon, Gurrieri, & Chapman, 2015). You will learn prevention considerations, including youth prevention (Pitt et al., 2017). This session will include a lived experience sharing by a sports gambler and is presented by Dr. Deborah Haskins.
The Massachusetts Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling Prevention