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Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling April 12-13, 2012

As I look forward to numerous upcoming educational programs focusing on Problem Gambling, the Nevada State Conference scheduled for April 12th & 13th at the Las Vegas Gold Coast, stands out as a premier event of the year! nevadacouncil.org/2012_conference.php? I am looking forward to sharing the stage Friday afternoon with Ted Hartwell as we each present our viewpoint on advocacy and social change in problem gambling. Ted will share his personal approach of one-on-one advocacy as I share from  the lens of a  national advocate for social change in problem gambling. Regardless of the platform or the scope, every recovering gambler who speaks out makes a difference toward collective societal change. Read more →

Gambling Addicted Priest tried in court of Public Opinion

Las Vegas Review Journal’s Jane Ann Morrison post on the fate of Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe, convicted of Federal mail fraud related to his admitted gambling addiction, displayed a notable bias and an even more notable lack of understanding of the disease nature of compulsive gambling.

Morrison’s position on how “Justice” should be meted out for the Monsignor coupled with  subsequent comments from RJ readers were notable angry; seemingly seeking  a pound of flesh  in lieu of jurisprudence. After numerous thwarted attempts to post my opinion following RJ submission protocol, I decided to use this forum to express my opinons. Ms. Morrison’s article is attached.

Thieving priest deserves to be treated like any other criminal – News – ReviewJournal.com

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A Compelling and Passionate Speaker
Bea Aikens couples her personal experience with extensive knowledge of the disease of compulsive gambling to build a compelling platform for civic, community and national organizations seeking knowledge and understanding of the disease of disordered gambling. To engage Bea for your upcoming event, contact her at
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