Awareness and prevention
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Alberta Gambling Research Institute
In this video, internationally renowned prevention and public health expert Dr Robert Williams shares his views on gambling and problem gambling. He says that while there is no silver bullet for preventing problem gambling, awareness campaigns and programs that highlight the risks are vitally important.
Prevention of problem gambling
Rob Williams, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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Dr. Williams teaches courses on gambling; provides frequent consultation to goverment, industry, the media and public interest groups, regularly gives expert witness testimony on the impacts of gambling and is one of the world best funded gambling researchers.
Dr Williams is a leading authority in the areas of prevention of problem gambling, internet gambling, the socioeconomics impacts of gambling, the proportion of gambling revenue deriving from problem gamblers, the prevalence and nature of gambling in Aboriginal communities, the etiology of problem gambling and best practices in the population assessment of problem gambling.