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Gambling Disorder Case Presentation: Skilled Gaming, Claw Machines, and Hoarding Disorder

Friday, April 14, 2023
12:00 pm1:30 pm
This session is for anyone new to treating Gambling Disorder or for anyone interested in hearing cases of clinical treatment. The session will provide education on a problem gambling-related topic that matches the case to be discussed

To start this session, the General Counsel and Director of Skill Games for the Ohio Casino Control Commission will discuss how the history of illegal slot machines in Ohio led to the promulgation of administrative rules in 2018 providing a licensing and regulatory framework of legitimate skill-based amusement machines. She will further how the administrative rules are used to mitigate against the proliferation of illegal casinos in the state.

A certified gambling clinician will then present information on a Veteran that has been diagnosed with gambling disorder whose main engagement with gambling is through compulsive claw machine play. The development of a hoarding disorder that started off as a collection of plush toys with this client will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
-Provide a background for the regulatory purpose of skill-based amusement machines
-Recognize how legitimate skill-based amusement machines differ from slot machines
-Learn how licensing and regulation aid in eliminating illegal casinos
-Examine an untraditional type of gambling (claw machines)
-Review how membership/rewards programs can influence play
-Review co-occurrence of gambling disorder and hoarding disorder


Kasey works at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC in the Gambling Treatment Program. Kasey provides screening, assessment, and treatment to Veterans with gambling disorder. Additionally, Kasey is a warm transfer specialist for the Ohio problem gambling helpline. Kasey has worked in a variety of community mental health agencies in the Cleveland area servicing adults and adolescents with addiction and mental illness. Kasey has a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University and a Master of Social Work from Cleveland State University. Kasey is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, and an International Certified Gambling Counselor.

Andromeda Morrison, General Counsel and Director of Skill Games, Ohio Casino Control Commission
Andromeda Morrison is General Counsel and Director of Skill Games for the Ohio Casino Control Commission overseeing the Commission’s division of legal services and regulation of skill-based amusement machines in Ohio. Andromeda has extensive experience with Ohio’s gaming laws as she served for several years in the Charitable Law Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. While there, she made licensing determinations regarding charitable bingo applications and directed compliance investigations. She also represented state gaming regulators in administrative hearing and in lawsuits in both state and federal court. Since joining the Commission, Andromeda has led the effort to develop and implement administrative regulations for the licensing and compliance of skill-based amusement machines and is currently taking a leading role in the development and implementation of sports gaming regulations in Ohio. Andromeda received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bradley University and her law degree from Ohio Northern University.

Continuing Education:
1.50 CEUs are available for this webinar. Problem Gambling Network of Ohio is an approved continuing education provider through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, and the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board.

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