Highlighting “Unchartered Territory” via The Washington Times

Feb 21, 2022 | In The News

Sports betting has continued to expand across the USA, but funding for problem gambling hasn’t always followed.

In this piece with “The Washington Times”, Brianne highlights the gap in understanding of problem gambling and gambling disorder within statehouses.

“I’ve been in statehouses talking to members and staff who say, ‘Maybe if they just stopped’ or ‘Maybe if they just had religion, it wouldn’t be a thing,’ as if it’s a moral deficit of someone,” said Ms. Doura-Schawohl, who now runs her own government relations and gambling consultancy firm. “There’s so much misunderstanding, shame, stigma and lack of awareness for this addiction for not seeing it for what it is: a true addiction and one that needs funding.”

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