Dover Downs Hotel & Casino to Host Program Focused on Gambling Addiction for Veterans on Thursday, March 15

Dover, DE, March 08, 2018 --( Dover Downs Hotel & Casino will host the Service Members, Veterans and Gambling Addiction program on Thursday, March 15 at the hotel’s conference center.

The program, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is co-sponsored by the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems, the National Council on Problem Gambling and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

Tickets for active-duty military members and veterans are free. Tickets for students are $20 and general admission tickets are $50. The program includes a continental breakfast and buffet lunch and is worth 6.5 hours of Continuing Education Unit credits. Participants can register online at

The event’s keynote speaker is Dr. Heather Chapman, a clinical psychologist and nationally certified gambling counselor. Chapman is the deputy director of the Veterans Addiction Recovery Center and the director of the Gambling Treatment Program at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in Ohio.

Topics to be covered in the program include:

Gambling Disorder Fundamentals
Personal Stories: Impact of Gambling
Delaware Resources For Gambling Addictions
Law Enforcement’s Response
National Trends

It is estimated that 56,000 active duty U.S. service members have a gambling problem. The average rate of disordered gambling is nearly two times higher among active duty service members than among the general U.S. population.

Panelists scheduled for the event include:

Ed Sutor, President and CEO, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
C. Stephen Keener, Assistant Vice President of Casino Operations, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
State Sen. Anthony Delcollo
Jan R. Jurden, President Judge, Superior Court of Delaware
Larence Kirby, Executive Director, Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs
Arlene Simon, Executive Director, Delaware Council on Gambling Problems
Delaware State Police Detective David Hanich

For more information on Dover Downs Hotel and Casino events, contact VIP services at 800-711-5882.
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Ann Stack