Volberg Quoted in Chicago Sun Times Article on Gambling Addiction

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg

Rachel Volberg

March 27, 2019

An article criticizing the state of Illinois for doing little to address gambling addiction after video gambling was made legal there in 2012, quotes Rachel Volberg, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology and principal investigator of the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study.

Volberg says the relationship between gambling addiction and other mental health issues is “a two-way street” and the large number of video gambling machines in the state makes it hard to know where to start addressing the problem of gambling addiction.

Read the Chicago Sun Times article.