The Blurred Lines of Commodities, Stock Trading, and Gambling

Iowa Health and Human Services is pleased to host this webinar featuring leading problematic gambling prevention specialist Dan Trolaro. Dan is Vice President of Prevention at EPIC Risk Management, a globally leading independent gambling harm minimization consultancy.

Dan Trolaro, presenter

The webinar will take place via Zoom 9:00-10:30am CST on Monday, November 28, 2022. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. Registrants will receive the zoom link after registering.

As the world of gambling continues to expand with the legalization of sports wagering, we are seeing other sectors and industries adapt along the way. One such industry has been the world of financial services, commodities, and day trading. The session will start with a look at terminology and mechanics of commodities, day trading, investing, and gambling. From there, we will discuss the similarities and differences between gambling, commodities, and day trading. Lastly, we will explore personality traits and connected behaviors between the two while identifying resources to help individuals who may want to learn more.

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn of different definition for stock trading, commodities, and gambling.
  2. Participants will learn about the impact that gambling and trading have on the brain.
  3. Participants will also learn about the similarities in behaviors between stocks, commodities, and gambling
  4. Participants will identify various prevention strategies to consider when dealing with trading and gambling

About the Presenter:
Dan Trolaro graduated with a BS in Finance from the College of New Jersey. He received his master’s degree in Psychology with a concentration on Addiction Counseling and Recovery from California Coast University in 2015. Dan is the Vice President of Prevention – US for EPIC Risk Management, a globally leading independent gambling harm minimization consultancy. Working across the highest risk sectors for gambling-related harm, EPIC has worked in 23 countries on ground-breaking harm minimization programs, sector leading gambling operator training, and class-leading advisory. Prior to his role at EPIC, Dan was the Assistant Executive Director at the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc.

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