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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Professor Stacey Tovino Interviewed by Las Vegas Sun

Stacey Tovino is the Lincy Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Professor Tovino recently spoke with the Las Vegas Sun for a Dec. 21 article titled “Gambling: The neglected addiction” about problem gamblers and the uphill battle they face in receiving needed help.

Professor Tovino has researched ways addicts are disadvantaged by health and disability laws and has argued that people diagnosed with gambling disorder should receive the same type of help as those suffering from other more known addictions.

“If you see someone with a severe gambling disorder, that’s all they focus on,” she said. “That’s as serious as drug addiction or alcoholism.”

Professor Tovino is a leading expert in health law, bioethics, and the medical humanities.