Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101337
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About the Course:
This article examines an extinct game of chance known as faro for clues that might help in understanding modern gambling. It examines why the game was popular, as well as the role of cheats, who likely contributed to its demise. Of particular interest are the parallels between faro and the modern experience with electronic gambling machines.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Faro: A 19th-Century Gambling Craze created by Nigel E. Turner, Mark Howard, and Warren Spence
Journal of Gambling Issues
Issue 16, April 2006
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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the rise and fall of a 19th-century gambling craze. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Discuss parallels between the gambling climate of the 19th century and that of modern times.
Explain the roots, rules, and play of the game of faro.
Identify lessons that can be learned from the rise and fall of faro that can be applied to modern gambling.
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