Betting on Change

Betting on Change

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Wild Week in the Markets, Gambling Disorder, Conservative Take on Immigration

Episode: Wild Week in the Markets, Gambling Disorder, Conservative Take on Immigration

  • Feb 9, 2018
  • 11:56 mins

Guest: Jeremiah Weinstock, Associate Professor of Psychology, Saint Louis University Investigators are still unsure what motivated a man to rain fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas last October, killing 58 and wounding hundreds of others. But, they’ve learned that the shooter was a serious gambler and they’re exploring whether that problem might be connected to the shooting. Scholars at more than 25 universities across the US say there’s too little research being done on the addictive nature of gambling and its effects on behavior. They’ve released an open letter calling on states and the federal government to put more resources toward learning how to prevent and treat gambling disorder.