Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA) Conference on Problem Gambling 2003


Event Type:Conference
When:14 March 2003
Where:Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
St. Paul, Minnesota
Audience:Responsible Gaming
Event Organizer:Minnesota Indian Gaming Association



The Minnesota Indian Gaming Commission is hosting a statewide conference on problem gambling organized by the Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance. Northstar Alliance spokesman Lance Holthusen said the upcoming conference will focus on diagnosing and treating problem gambling. Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, Professor of Applied Child Psychology at McGill University, will deliver the keynote address, "Working with Youth and Problem Gambling: The McGill Model." Breakout sessions will focus on the special needs of minorities, teens, women and elderly gamblers; diagnosing and classifying gambling disorders; using drugs to treat problem gambling; and understanding the unique characteristics of gamblers.