Dr. Derevensky interviewed by National Post concerning fantasy scandals

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In a recent National Post special, "Canada could be susceptible to daily fantasy scandals like those in the U.S. if industry not regulated, experts warn," Amanda Coletta interviewed Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology.

A scandal erupted last October regarding fantasy sports betting companies in the United States. Since then New York and Nevada have taken steps to shut down FanDuel and DraftKings, two high-profile companies. In her article, Amanda Coletta warns that similar problems could arise in Canada as well.

Professor Jeffrey Derevensky is Chair of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. A specialist on the topics of youth gambling and high-risk behaviours, Dr. Derevensky is also a member of the National Centre for Gambling Studies at the University of Alberta, the National Network on Gambling Issues and Research at the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, and a member of the Program Advisory Board, Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders, Division on Addictions, Harvard University Medical School. He is considered an international expert and has testified before government legislative commissions in North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia.

[read "Canada could be susceptible to daily fantasy scandals like those in the U.S. if industry not regulated, experts warn," Amanda Coletta, National Post, Dec. 14, 2015]


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