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Webinars Mental Health and Well-Being

The Public Health Impacts of Legalized Sports Betting


March 19 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST

In 2018, the Supreme Court issued a decision that allowed states to legalize sports betting. Since then, 14 states have legalized sports betting and, despite estimates that problem gambling has about twice the rate of suicide attempts as other addictions, few have included provisions to support problem gambling treatment. This panel discusses policy and programmatic efforts to support people struggling with problem gambling as states are legalizing sports betting at a breakneck pace.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Gain a clear understanding of problem gambling and learn of its impact on the individual and the community,
  • Hear about evidence-based programming being implemented in Maryland to reduce the prevalence of problem gambling in the state
  • Learn about legal and policy levers that are effective in mitigating the impact of problem gambling with an emphasis on newly legalized sports betting


  • Kerri McGowan Lowrey, J.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director and Director of Grants & Research, Network for Public Health Law—Eastern Region Office


  • Blair Inniss, J.D., M.A., Attorney, Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy
  • Will Hinman, Peer Recovery Specialist, Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling
  • Stephen R. McDaniel, PhD – Associate Professor, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Department of Kinesiology and Department of Communication, University of Maryland College Park

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.