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The Executive Director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board, Henry Williams, now hosts a monthly podcast exploring gaming industry-related topics including responsible gaming, industry news, trends and more.

Double Down Michigan is hosted on Buzzsprout and is also available now on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Podcast Index and Spotify. Each episode will feature special guests including experts from the Michigan Gaming Control Board, state government, tribal communities, addiction and recovery services or the gaming industry.

“Through our podcast, Michigan citizens will learn more about the gaming industry and its impacts on the state and on its patrons,” Williams said. “If you enjoy gaming or are curious about how the industry works, our podcasts will provide insights from a regulator’s unique perspective. We also will help our listeners by sharing information on responsible gaming and problem gambling.”

The initial podcast episodes available now are:

Episode 1: Sandra Johnson, Responsible Gaming manager for the Michigan Gaming Control Board, and Williams discuss the difference between responsible gaming and problem gambling, self-exclusion from gambling, the Michigan Gaming Control Board’s new Don’t Regret the Bet responsible gaming campaign and tips for staying safe and having fun while you gamble. (17:29 duration)

Episode 2: Michael Burke, President of the Michigan Association on Problem Gambling, shares his very personal story about gambling addiction and advice for persons who need problem gambling help in a conversation with Williams. (51:50 duration)

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Alan Campbell began reporting on the global gaming industry from the late-1990s after graduating from university with a degree in journalism and history. His career has included collaborations with a large number of traditional and digital publications from around the globe with the experienced professional having covered a plethora of topics, companies, regulatory developments and technological innovations.