Listen to Prof. Rachel Volberg speak with the BBC World Service on problem gambling, gender, and online casino games in Sweden. Listen here. **Clip starts at 7 minutes**
Volberg speaks with BBC World Service
Check Out NEPR's Coverage of MGM Springfield
Check out NEPR's coverage of MGM Springfield, "How's The Springfield Casino Doing?" here. Stay tuned for SEIGMA's reports on the preliminary impacts of MGM Springfield in Springfield this Spring/Summer!
Volberg feat. in ProPublica's Series on the Expansion of Slot Machines across Illinois
SEIGMA's Dr. Rachel Volberg is featured in ProPublica's series on statewide gambling in Illinois examining the expansion of video slot and poker machines and funding for research, prevention, and treatment of problem gambling. Read it here.
SEIGMA research feat. in GREO Research Snapshot
"Gamblers with a lower portion of friends and family who gamble may have a lower risk of developing gambling problems."
Check out SEIGMA's research findings featured in a Gambling Research Exchange of Ontario (GREO) Research Snapshot here.
SEIGMA Blog: SEIGMA Team Releases Most Comprehensive Report on Impacts of Casinos Ever Undertaken and One-Page “Fact Sheets”
The SEIGMA team has officially released the Social and Economic Impacts of Expanded Gambling in Massachusetts: 2018 report--constituting the most in-depth and comprehensive investigation of the impacts of introducing casino gambling ever undertaken--and 10 Fact Sheets, which are one-page briefings that summarize findings of the social and economic impacts of expanded gambling in the Commonwealth.
Read more here.
SEIGMA Blog: SEIGMA’s Real Estate Report finds Plainridge Park Casino has Minimal Impacts on Real Estate in Plainville and Surrounding Communities
SEIGMA’s Real Estate Impacts of the Plainridge Park Casino on Plainville and Surrounding Communities report examines the initial impacts of the Plainridge Park Casino on the residential, commercial, and industrial real estate markets in Plainville and its surrounding communities. This report follows the Baseline Real Estate Conditions, Host Community Profile: Plainville report that documented real estate trends prior to the opening of Plainridge Park Casino.
SEIGMA Blog: SEIGMA research featured in BMC Public Health—Gambling behavior strongly related to social network's level of gambling
Alissa Mazar, SEIGMA's project manager, summarizes the SEIGMA team’s most recent contribution to the field of public health in the journal BMC Public Health: “The importance of friends and family to recreational gambling, at-risk gambling, and problem gambling.”
Read more here.
Volberg on 22News InFocus discusses SEIGMA's research agenda and efforts to understand problem gambling
On a panel with Mark Vander Linden, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's Director of Research and Responsible Gaming, and Marlene Warner, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, Volberg discusses the breadth and depth of the research being conducted by the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts research team and efforts to better understand problem gambling.
Watch the whole discussion here.
Volberg discusses Research & Potential Economic Impacts of MGM Springfield with WBJ
"As for how much Central Massachusetts tourism, dining, and entertainment industries will be affected by the state's new casinos, there isn't a sure way to know [...] 'Believe it or not, given how many casinos we have in the United States and internationally, there's very little known about the impact that casinos have on communities,' said Volberg.
Even the immediate effects on Springfield itself won't be known until [SEIGMA] is able to put an analysis together around a year from now.
Read the entire article here.
Volberg speaks with WAMC Northeast Public Radio on the Social and Economic Impacts of MA's First Casino
Following Chairman Steve Crosby's presentation at a public meeting held in Plainville, MA on the research findings from SEIGMA's Economic & Social Impacts of the Plainridge Park Casino on Plainville and Surrounding Communities on July 26, 2018, Dr. Rachel Volberg–the principal investigator of the SEIGMA study–spoke with WAMC Northeast Public Radio about the many facets of SEIGMA's research, including findings on the social and economic impacts of Plainridge Park Casino to upcoming research centering on the impact of MGM Springfield on the Springfield community.
Listen to Volberg's interview here
For the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's presentation on the Social and Economic Impacts of Plainridge Park Casino, click here