The Raschkowan Lecture Series: Gambling During a Digital Revolution

Free and Open to the Public!

Please note there will be no CEUs associated with this lecture series.

On October 9, Dr. David Zendle presents the first of four timely lectures about gambling during a digital revolution. Presented in partnership with the International Center for Youth Gambling & High-Risk Behaviors of McGill University, and NCPG.  

Generously sponsored by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation 

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On November 18, Dr. Brett Abarbanel presents the second in a series of four timely lectures about gambling during a digital revolution. Presented in partnership with the International Center for Youth Gambling & High-Risk Behaviors of McGill University, and NCPG.

Gambling elements have become quite popular in video games and esports, and the interaction of these concepts has become increasingly complex. The impacts can be difficult to navigate: in some cases, convergence has led to fascinating developments in games and digital health. In other cases, the potential for negative impacts warrants concern and intervention. Abarbanel will explore where we have been and where we are going along the journey of gambling and gaming convergence internationally, and discuss where this intersection is showing up in unusual and unexpected ways.

Her research covers video games, esports and gambling, operations and technology, and responsible gambling and community relations. Abarbanel is also the executive editor of the UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal, on the editorial board at International Gambling Studies and Harvard University’s Brief Addiction Science Information Source, and recently completed a term on the International Advisory Panel for Singapore’s National Council on Problem Gambling. She has been interviewed as a gambling expert by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Discovery Channel, and has served as a consultant for multiple industries and government entities. Abarbanel is a founding director of the Nevada Esports Alliance, which promotes the development of best practices at the intersection of the esports and regulated gambling industries.

Generously sponsored by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation

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On February 24, Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones presents the third in a series of four timely lectures about gambling during a digital revolution. Presented in partnership with the International Center for Youth Gambling & High-Risk Behaviors of McGill University, and NCPG.

Generously sponsored by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation 

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On March 24, Dr. Debi LaPlante presents the fourth in a series of four timely lectures about gambling during a digital revolution. Presented in partnership with the International Center for Youth Gambling & High-Risk Behaviors of McGill University, and NCPG.

Generously sponsored by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation 

To register for this webinar go here.