- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gambling regulators and mental health professionals are gathering for a meeting to examine gambling addiction in New York.

The New York Council on Problem Gambling begins its two-day annual conference Wednesday at an Albany-area hotel.

The conference comes as the state prepares to expand its gambling offerings with up to four upstate casinos.

This year’s conference will include the executive director of the New York State Gaming Commission, as well as leaders of the state agency that oversees the state’s programs to combat problem gambling.

In addition, researchers from around the country and from as far as Australia are scheduled to present findings relating to underage gambling, gambling addiction and the ways governments address it.

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