How has COVID-19 affected American gamblers?
7 Oct 2020
How has COVID-19 affected American gamblers?

The Las Vegas Strip turned into a ghost town as COVID-19 swept across the US. However, for most gamblers across the US, the closure of this entertainment hub was no major loss. How has the pandemic impacted betting behaviors? And has it encouraged or inhibited problem gambling?

Mark Griffiths

Mark Griffiths is a chartered psychologist focused on the field of behavioral addiction, namely gambling disorders, gaming addiction, internet addiction, sex addiction, and work addiction. He is a professor of behavioral addiction at Nottingham Trent University and the director of the International Gaming Research Unit.

Christine Reilly

Christine Reilly is the senior research director at the International Center for Responsible Gaming. The center is dedicated to funding the highest quality research and advancing public education about gambling disorders and responsible gaming.

Mike Robinson

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