Game-Bling: When Gaming Meets Gambling

30 Oct Game-Bling: When Gaming Meets Gambling

Steve Keller | YMCA



January 8, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST


Peterborough Lions Community Centre | Sisson Room
347 Burnham St.
Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5

Course Description:

The Game-Bling Workshop aims to develop and enhance critical thinking by exploring the impact of technology on the gambling market, the blurred lines between gaming and gambling and underage ‘gambling’ opportunities (e-sports, fantasy sports, ‘gambling’ in video games, skins, loot crates/supply drops, freemium gaming/in-app purchases, skins betting, etc.). In this workshop, warning signs of problematic behaviours including excessive video gaming, technology use, social gaming and gambling are discussed. Harm reduction strategies and support resources are provided.

Facilitator Biography:

Steve Keller, B. Ed., is the Youth Gambling Awareness Program Youth Outreach Worker at the YMCA of Central East Ontario.

Interactive Elements Included: