Presentations

Below are slideshows or posters from our significant recent presentations at conferences and public events.

May 2024

Follow Up General Population (full findings)
Highlights from the CT Impact Study 
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: New England Conference 2024 - The Ripples of Sports Betting Across the Northeast: Tools, Resources and Data for the Social Impacts
Location: Worcester, MA

April 2024

Impact of Advertising on Gambling Behavior & Harms
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: Alberta Gambling Research Institute Conference 2024: Trends & Challenges in Gambling Research
Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada

October 2023

Best Practices in Responsible Gambling
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 2023 National Lottery Regulatory Commission's International Gaming Conference
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

The Potential Impacts of Legaized Sports Betting in the United States
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: International Association of Gaming Regulators Conference 2023
Location: Gaborone, Botswana

September 2023

Gender and Gambling Behaviors: A Comprehensive Analysis of (Dis)Similarities
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: Bochum Conference on Gambling and Society
Location: Bochum, Germany

July 2023

The Potential Impacts of Legalized Sports Betting in the United States 
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: National Conference on Problem Gambling 
Location: Washington, DC

May 2023

Key Findings from the Massachusetts Gambling Impact Cohort (MAGIC) Study 
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 18th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking 
Location: Las Vegas, NV

March 2023

The Potential Impacts of Legalized Sports Betting in the United States
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: Alberta Gambling Research Institute Conference 2023: Contemporary Issues in Gambling Research
Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada

February 2023

Raschkowan Webinar: Gambling in Massachusetts – From Table Games to Sportsbooks 
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: Raschkowan Webinar, NCPG
Location: Online

July 2022

Keynote Address: Reflections on Risk 
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 2022 National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) National Conference
Location: Boston, MA

June 2022

The Social and Economic Impacts of a Resort-style Casino in Western Massachusetts
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: Alberta Gambling Research Institute’s 21st Annual Conference
Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada

September 2021

Development of Low Risk Gambling Guidelines
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: International Association of Gambling Regulators - Boston Conference 2021
Location: Online

July 2021

A Six-Year Longitudinal Study of Gambling & Problem Gambling in Massachusetts
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: National Council on Problem Gambling National Conference 2021
Location: Online

April 2021

Considering Measures for Social Impact of IR & the Role of Research Institutions
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: Japan IR Forum 2021
Location: Online

December 2020

Gambling Harms and Desire for Treatment: Evidence from Two Surveys in Massachusetts
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Webinar hosted by The Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health

October 2020

SEIGMA Annual Public Research Day Webinar 
Presenters: Andrew Hall, Laurie Salame, Thomas Peake, Rachel Volberg

July 2019

Correlates of At-Risk and Problem Gambling Among Veterans in Massachusetts
Presenter: Josh Freeman
Conference: 33rd National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Problem Gambling
Location: Denver, CO

Analyses Across Three Waves
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 33rd National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Problem Gambling
Location: Denver, CO

The Introduction of Casino Gambling to Massachusetts: Impacts to Date
Presenter: Alissa Mazar
Conference: 33rd National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Problem Gambling
Location: Denver, CO

May 2019

Translating Research on Gambling-Related Harms into Practice
Presenters: Rachel Volberg and Mark Vander Linden
Conference: 17th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking
Location: Las Vegas, NV

The Massachusetts Gambling Impact Cohort: Analyses Across Three Waves
Presenter: Alissa Mazar
Conference:17th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Public Research Day: Preliminary Impacts of MGM Springfield (posters)
Presenters: Martha Zorn, Dr. Edward Stanek, Valerie Evans, Dr. Alissa Mazar, Thomas Peake, Rebecca Loveland, Rod Motamedi, Andrew Hall
Location: UMass Center at Springfield, Springfield, MA

November 2018

Transitions of Gambling and Problem Gambling Behavior Across Waves: Results from the Massachusetts Gambling Impact Cohort (poster)
Presenter: Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location: San Diego, CA

July 2018

Risk of Harm as a Function of Type of Gambling
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 32nd National Conference on Problem Gambling
Location: Cleveland, OH

Gambling Behaviors in Massachusetts Prior to Casino Development: Family and Friends Matter
Presenter: Alissa Mazar
Conference: 32nd National Conference on Problem Gambling
Location: Cleveland, OH

April 2018

Monitoring Gambling Impacts in Massachusetts: Taking Stock in 2018
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 17th Alberta Gambling Research Institute Conference
Location: Banff, Alberta

The Importance of Friends and Family to Gambling, At-Risk Gambling, and Problem Gambling (poster)
Presenter: Alissa Mazar
Conference: 17th Alberta Gambling Research Institute Conference
Location: Banff, Alberta

February 2018

Predictors of Gambling & Problem Gambling in Massachusetts
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: International Gambling Conference
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

November 2017

The Economic Burden of Pathological Gambling & Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Presenters: Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Evelyn Brand, Rachel Volberg
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location: Atlanta, GA

Pathological Gambling, Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: An Assessment of the Provision of Care by Clinician Specialty
Presenters: Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Maria Errea, Rachel Volberg
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location: Atlanta, GA

July 2017

Facing the Social and Public Health Impacts of Gambling
Presenters: Rachel Volberg, Lori Rugle
Conference: 31st National Conference on Problem Gambling
Location: Portland, OR

September 2016

Monitoring Gambling Impacts and Preventing Gambling Harm in Massachusetts
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 11th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

July 2016

Gambling and Problem Gambling as Tools of Social Domination
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 30th National Conference on Problem Gambling
Location: Tarrytown, NY

June 2016

Monitoring Gambling Impacts in Massachusetts: Honing Strategies and Preventing Harm
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 16th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking
Location: Las Vegas, NV

February 2016

When Space is a Problem: Assessing Gambling & Problem Gambling
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: International Think Tank on Gambling Research, Policy and Practice
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

November 2015

Gambling Behavior and Diagnosis of Mental Health Disorders: Adjusting for Health Insurance Coverage and Primary Care Physician Access (poster)
Presenters: Larry Pelligrini, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, R. Clark, J. Quian, and Rachel Volberg 
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location: Chicago, IL

Population Prevalence of Problem Gambling in MA: Results of a Comprehensive Baseline Survey and Implications for State Mental and Behavioral Health Systems (poster)
Presenters: Rachel Volberg, Amanda Houpt, Martha Zorn
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location: Chicago, IL

Using Interactive Web Applications to Share Health-Related Data with a Lay Audience 
Presenters: Amanda Houpt, Martha Zorn, Rachel Volberg, Emily Ramos, Arvind Ramakrishnan, Jenna Kiridly, and Xuelian Li
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location: Chicago, IL

October 2015

Community Forum: How will the Casino Impact the Springfield Area?
Presenter: Rachel Volberg, Amanda Houpt, Mark Melnik
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts

February 2015

Challenges of Small Samples
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: Canadian Consortium for Gambling Research Workshop
Location: Vancouver, Canada

November 2014

Panel Discussion: Problem Gambling as a Public Health Issue: Emerging Research from Massachusetts
Presenters: Amanda Houpt, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Rachel Volberg, and Martha Zorn
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location: New Orleans, LA

September 2014

Studying the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts
Presenters: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 10th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues
Location: Helsinki, Finland

July 2014

Presenters: Rachel Volberg, Mark Vander Linden (MGC), Steve Keel (MA DPH), and Marlene Warner (MCCG)
Conference: 28th National Conference on Problem Gambling
Location: Orlando, Florida

June 2014

Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling & Substance Abuse
Presenters: Amanda Houpt and Mark Vander Linden
Location: Kansas City, MO

Second Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Location: Baltimore, MD

April 2014

2014 Massachusetts Conference on Gambling Problems
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Location: Natick, MA

February 2014

Fifth International Gambling Conference
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

November 2013

Using Big Data to Study Development and Social Change
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Location: Montreal, Canada