The Massachusetts Gambling Impact Cohort (MAGIC) study is the first major cohort study of gambling in the United States. The study collected data from the same people at five time points between 2013 and 2019 which spanned the opening of Plainridge Park Casino and MGM Springfield. The SEIGMA/MAGIC team is currently working on a comprehensive report to provide summative findings from all waves of the study.
To disseminate these important findings, the SEIGMA/MAGIC team held a two-hour event from 10am – 12pm on March 31, 2021 to coincide with Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The event began with a one-hour presentation of preliminary findings by MAGIC Co-Principal Investigator, Rob Williams. This presentation will be immediately followed by a one-hour panel discussion with invited panelists representing problem gambling research and prevention activities across the Commonwealth and moderated by MAGIC Co-Principal Investigator Rachel Volberg.
A PDF of the presentation can be found here.
A video recording of the webinar can be found here.
Questions and Answers from the webinar can be found here.