Gambling Studies Program

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Why we can’t resist the promise of that lottery ticket

NBC News -

Dr. Fong was featured in an article by NBC News on the lottery. Dr. Fong discusses why the lottery is appealing for people and how it can be a form of gambling addiction.

Are we doing enough to help problem gamblers?

ESPN -

Dr. Fong featured in ESPN story on gambling addiction and sports betting

Dr. Rosenthal Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for Research at NC

Dr. Richard Rosenthal, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry; Co-Director, UCLA Gambling Studies Program, was awarded The Lifetime Research Award. The Lifetime Research Award is given to honor a person for exceptional long-standing achievement in the field of research to assist problem gamblers and their families.

California Received Three Awards at the 2018 NCPG Conference

Dr. Richard Rosenthal, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry; Co-Director, UCLA Gambling Studies Program, was awarded The Lifetime Research Award. The Lifetime Research Award is given to honor a person for exceptional long-standing achievement in the field of research to assist problem gamblers and their families.

Terri Sue Canale Dalman, Chief of the Office of Problem Gambling, was awarded the Don Hulen Annual Award for Advocacy. The Don Hulen Awards is given annually to recognize dedication to improving the lives of problem gamblers and their families through advocacy, training, or the promotion of public awareness.

The OPG multi-cultural media campaign received the Corporate Multi-Cultural Communications Award Given to the most effective multi-cultural outreach program using integrated communication channels. The award is based on innovation, ability to reach multi-cultural gamblers and their families and breadth of impact.

What Gambling Will Look Like Now That Sports Betting Is No Longer Banned

Vice -

Dr. Fong Featured in Vice Article About the Future of Sports Betting

Critics fear surge in gambling addiction after court ruling

New York Post -

Dr. Fong featured in New York Post article about the legalization of sports betting

Dodd bill about problem gambling passes California Senate

Times Herald -

The UCLA Gambling Studies Program and the Office of Problem Gambling were mentioned in an article regarding the state Senate passing a bipartisan resolution by Senator Bill Dodd. The resolution declares March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in California. This declaration will raise public awareness of problem gambling and help connect individuals in need with treatment.

Gamblinig Disorder: Case in Brief

Psychiatric Times -

Dr. Fong participated in a brief video on the Psychiatric Times Facebook page. The video features a fictional case vignette on problem gambling and describes the symptoms that characterize gambling disorder. The video also provides an example that gambling addiction can occur in adolescent years.

Luck, fate and lots of eights: As Asian high-rollers courted, concern grows about problem gambling

Vancouver Sun -

Dr. Fong was interviewed in response to many American and Canadian casinos marketing gambling specifically to Asians. He discusses the importance of gambling in Asian and Asian-American culture and recent findings that problem gambling rates have been increasing among Asians living in Western countries.

Science of the Super Bowl LI Newswise Live Expert Panel Event

Newswise -

On February 2nd, 2017, Newswise released a video entitled “Science of the Super Bowl”. As a member of the live expert panel featured in the video, Dr. Fong discussed the Super Bowl in relation to gambling disorder. He argues that the Super Bowl is a day where Americans celebrate gambling, and for many people the Super Bowl is a reminder of a gambling addiction or the beginning of gambling disorder.