Gambling Studies Program

As California considers licensing fantasy sports websites, experts warn of a major problem: gambling addiction

The Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times published an article discussing daily fantasy sports and lawmakers’ recent discussions considering licensing DFS websites. There have been many concerns that this will foster a new generation of problem gamblers and UGSP’s Co-Director Dr. Timothy Fong and Beit T’Shuvah’s gambling treatment program Director Yael Landa cautioned that this would increase problem gambling behavior in California, particularly among younger people. The Office of Problem Gambling also spoke about ongoing efforts to help California residents cope with gambling problems, including free treatment via the CalGETS program as well as the 1-800-GAMBLER helpline.