Mass. forum to focus on Internet gambling

Saturday January 19, 2013

BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling will host a public forum on the Internet and problem gambling.

The forum is in response to a recent report on plans by the Massachusetts State Online Products Task Force to pursue Internet gambling.

Speakers at the forum will discuss how Internet gambling will affect people who now have or are at risk for developing gambling disorders.

Speakers will include Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, and Phil Kopel of the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling.

The forum is scheduled for Feb. 7 at the Langham Hotel in Boston.

State Treasurer Steven Grossman said last month that he plans to ask the Legislature to eliminate existing barriers in state law that prevent the lottery from selling tickets and other games online.


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