Gambling Studies Program

Huge Powerball Jackpot Provides Temptation For Gambling Addicts To Relapse

CBS News Sacramento

Terri Sue Canale-Dalman, the Deputy Chief of the Office of Problem Gambling, spoke on CBS about the Huge Powerball Jackpot and it’s effect on problem gamblers. She spoke about the nature of gambling addictions and the similarity in nature to drug and alcohol addictions. Terri Sue explained that the huge jackpot and all the hype around it could be a serious trigger for those out there with a gambling problem.

“It can create triggers, something that makes a gambler want to gamble more during that time because they’re seeing a form of gambling all the time,” Terri Sue said.