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Dan Romer Testifies at House Subcommittee Hearing on Internet Gaming

On Tuesday the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trades met to discuss the need for regulation to protect consumers from the risks associated with online gambling. Dan Romer, director of APPC’s Adolescent Communication Institution, shared research findings from the National Annenberg Survey of Youth on the adverse effects of gambling on youth. Dr. Romer noted that should online gambling be legalized safeguards, such as age requirements, must be put in place. “[B]y controlling online gambling the federal government could minimize the harm that this activity can inflict on the young and their families and could also make the use of these sites safer for them,” said Dr. Romer.
View the hearing on the C-SPAN website