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Gambling and Minorities

About the Course:

This course examines the role of race ethnicity and income as risk factors in problem gambling and Gambling Disorder (GD). The first article is an epidemiological sample of adults in New Jersey discussing race in Non-PG, low risk PG, moderate risk , high risk PG using variables of education, employment status, substance use, mental health, gambling frequency, preferred gambling venue, age genders, friends and family who gamble, health status in the last year, behavioral addictions, and gambling venue. The second article addresses the differences in risk factors by race/ethnicity and includes: demographics (age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, employment, annual household income), veteran status, marital status, homelessness, smoking, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, marijuana use, and lifetime gambling disorder diagnosis.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Problem gambling among ethnic minorities: results from an epidemiological study created by Kyle R. Caler, PhD, MSW, et al in 2017 and the article Evaluating for Differences by Race/Ethnicity in the Association Between Income and Gambling Disorder Jose Ricardo Vargas Garcia, M.A., et al. in 2020.

Publication Date:

Journal of Gambling Studies (2020) 36:1093–1105 and Asian J of Gambling Issues and Public Health (20

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Kyle R. Caler, PhD, MSW
Dr. Caler is an Assistant Professor at California State University-Sacramento and was previously a Research Project Coordinator and Rutgers University. His research focuses on gambling and he has had multiple articles published in peer reviewed journals.
Jose Ricardo Vargas Garcia, M.A.
Jose is a doctoral student at Rutgers University School of Social Work (expected in 2021). His work has focused on addiction centers with co-morbid disorders and gambling disorders. He has had 2 articles published in peer reviewed journals.
Brendan Day, MD
Dr. Day is an internal medicine doctor who has done research focusing on Epidemiology and Public Health. He has had multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the need to determine the roles race, ethnicity, and other variable play in Gambling Disorder.
  2. Identify risk factors among the variables.
  3. Summarize the role race, ethnicity, and income play and interact with each other.

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Course Number 103115
1.5 CE credit hour
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