Penn State Abington Professor to Lead Research on Impacts of Online Gambling in PA

Glenn Sterner, assistant professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington, will lead research to determine the impacts of online gambling in Pennsylvania. Image via

Glenn Sterner, assistant professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington and coordinator of the Greater Philadelphia Office of the Criminal Justice Research Center, will lead research to determine the impacts of interactive, online gaming in Pennsylvania, writes Maggie Ward for the Penn State News.

Sterner has been awarded a contract to perform the research through the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

He will work with Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute and the Survey Research Center to conduct a statewide telephone survey among participants. They will be given the opportunity to share their experiences with interactive gaming, also known as online gambling.

Data will be collected yearly and will include an annual findings report. These reports will potentially become part of an evidence-based policy.

“While working in conjunction with SSRI, we plan to pull on expertise and present results of reports and assessments to policymakers in Harrisburg,” said Sterner.

He added that researchers will be able to utilize the strengths across Penn State “to provide needed knowledge to DDAP for ways to target prevention and intervention initiatives to address any issues we may find.”

Read more about the research at the Penn State News by clicking here.

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