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World Health Organization/Online Gaming

Gaming & Gambling

A problem that’s officially being addressed.

The World Health Organization works with 194 countries to help build a better, healthier future. Recently, at the 72nd World Health Assembly, they made an announcement officially recognizing “gaming disorder” as a disease that affects the lives of people around the world. Read more about the announcement and what it means for the future of problem gambling treatment here.

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