Volberg presents research on problem gambling rates in Massachusetts to legislators

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg

Rachel Volberg presents findings at the briefing.
(Courtesy of Antonio Caban/Statehouse News Service)

September 22, 2016

Rachel Volberg, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology, presented research results about problem gambling rates in Massachusetts to lawmakers in a meeting at the State House. The findings, from the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts study, document gambling rates before the opening of casinos in the state. Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner Enrique Zuniga explained the project as “very ambitious” and “something that has never been done before in the world, mostly because we’re looking at it before and after the introduction of casinos.”

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