SEIGMA research team meets with Massachusetts Gaming Commissioners at annual meeting

April 15, 2014

Researchers on the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study recently held their annual meeting on campus. The team is led by SPHHS faculty Edward Stanek, Professor of Biostatistics, and Rachel Volberg, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology. Team members including UMass Amherst faculty as well as experts from across North America came together to review progress of the study, believed to be the first of its kind to study social and economic impacts of gambling both before and after legalized gambling. On April 15 the research team met with representatives from several state agencies and organizations, including the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Department of Transportation, Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). Commissioners Stephen Crosby and Enrique Zuniga from the MGC met with press during a break in discussion. Watch the video below from WWLP-22News, or peruse additional coverage: