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Maryland Sports Betting: Implications from a Policy, Prevention, and Treatment Perspective
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Date: January 19, 2024
Time: 12PM-1PM
CEU's: 1
Presented By:
Blair Inniss, JD, Government Relations Manager
Heather Eshleman, MPH, Prevention Manager
Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC II, BACC, Problem Gambling Treatment Consultant
The first sports betting licenses were issued in December 2021, creating a new avenue for betting in Maryland. In November 2022, mobile sports betting went live. In this webinar we will discuss the Maryland policies on sports betting and how they may promote or discourage safe gambling. Hear about prevention strategies that can be used to avert underage gambling and encourage adults to gamble safely. In addition, from a clinical perspective, learn methods that can be used to identify and treat those who may be showing signs of a sports betting or gambling problem.
Learning Objectives:

Participants should be able to:

  • Consider the sports betting policies in Maryland and their potential impact on the community.
  • Understand problem gambling prevention strategies that can be implemented to encourage responsible gambling in Maryland.
  • Understand the evidenced-based problem gambling screening tools and treatment strategies relevant to individuals with problem gambling behaviors due to sports betting.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided for attendance on live webinar presentations; no CEUs are awarded for recording views.