Massachusetts Gaming Commission awards gambling cohort study to Volberg and UMass Amherst

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission recently announced that it will partner with a team led by Rachel Volberg to conduct a first-of-its-kind, multi-year cohort study to examine how gambling problems develop over time and thus illuminate the causes of problem gambling. This ground-breaking research project, known as the Massachusetts Gambling Impact Cohort (MAGIC) study, will have significant value as it will highlight factors critical to developing strategic and data-driven problem gambling prevention, treatment and recovery support services in Massachusetts.

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