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NCRG RELEASES WHITE PAPER ON RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 17, 2017

A recently published article in the peer-reviewed journal Addiction & Research Theory provided a new model for evaluating responsible gambling research. To ensure its dissemination beyond academia, the NCRG produced a white paper summarizing the study’s findings. The white paper, Responsible Gambling: A Review of the Research, is available for download at www.ncrg.org (click on Resources and White Papers).

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Twinning: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Gambling Habits in Minnesota Twins

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 19, 2017

Although adolescents are particularly prone to environmental influences as they come into young adult age, few studies have looked at the effect that genetics versus environment has on gambling behaviors.  Serena King, PhD, a 2006 New Investigator grantee of the National Center for Responsible Gaming, built upon her prior work looking at personality, gender, and family history in the prediction of college gambling, with this 2017 longitudinal twin study.

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19th Annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global Breaks Fundraising Records, Brings in $155,000 for NCRG

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 7, 2017

The gaming industry broke all previous fundraising records at the 19th annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global, bringing in an astounding $155,000. Proceeds directly benefit research conducted by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG). To date, the Golf Classic has raised more than $1.7 million to advance the NCRG’s important research.

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NCRG RELEASES GUIDE TO REDUCING GAMBLING ADDICTION

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 12, 2017

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) has released the publication, “Gambling and Public Health: A Guide for Policymakers.” The guide is based on the latest research on gambling disorder and responsible gaming. It was written for state legislators, regulators, public health professionals and others concerned about the impact of gambling on public health. The free guide is available for download from www.ncrg.org/resources.

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NCRG ANNOUNCES THE 18TH NCRG CONFERENCE ON GAMBLING AND ADDICTION

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 7, 2017

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is pleased to invite you to the 18th NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, the preeminent annual forum on gambling disorder and responsible gaming. Healthcare providers, researchers, public health professionals, gaming regulators and gaming industry professionals will convene in Las Vegas to learn about the latest research on gambling disorder and new responsible gaming strategies while exchanging ideas with attendees from all over the world.

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NCRG WELCOMES NEW PROGRAM OFFICER

by: NCRG Staff | May 30, 2017

Shayna Adams has joined the NCRG staff as program officer. She will be responsible for assisting with the grants program, social media and NCRG educational programs. Shayna served as a research analyst for the Framingham Heart Study. She received the MPH degree at Boston University School of Public Health with specialization in epidemiology. Shayna is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany where she majored in human biology.

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NCRG AWARDED $300,000 FOR RESEARCH ON SUBPOPULATIONS IN NEW MEXICO

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 7, 2017

The Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico, a collaboration of many of the state’s Native American owned casinos, has awarded NCRG a grant of $300,000 in support of research on the subpopulations of New Mexico, including racial or ethnic subgroups such as Native Americans or Hispanics/Latinos, age-based subgroups such as older adults or youth, and/or highly targeted subgroups such as Native American young adults living in Albuquerque.

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NCRG JOINS SUPPORTERS OF NATIONAL SCREENING DAY, MARCH 14, 2017

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 1, 2017


Gambling Disorder Screening Day (Screening Day) is a one-day event held annually on the second Tuesday of March during Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Established in 2014 by the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, Screening Day has included supporters and screeners from Cambridge Health Alliance, Massachusetts and New England, the United States, and around the world. Screening Day has helped identify individuals in those regions who might have Gambling Disorder and should seek further assessment.

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NEARLY $2 MILLION COMMITTED TO NCRG FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 6, 2017

The NCRG is pleased to announce that nearly $2 million was pledged to research and education on gambling disorder in 2016. Several major casino operators pledged $1.155 million to support the organization’s mission of funding innovative research and education about gambling disorder and responsible gaming. An additional $610,000 was raised through annual contributions and conference sponsorships. These commitments put the NCRG over the $27 million mark in fundraising since its establishment in 1996.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR MINI-CONFERENCE IN NEW MEXICO!

by: NCRG Staff | Dec 15, 2016

The NCRG is pleased to announce that it will cosponsor with Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, NM, two days of treatment provider workers on March 23-24, 2017. The topics and speakers for “Evidence-based Topics on Gambling and Addiction” include:

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