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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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NCRG HONORS DONALD W. BLACK WITH 2016 SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

by: NCRG Staff | Sep 22, 2016

Donald Black

Donald W. Black, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Psychiatry Residency Training, Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

 

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NCRG Conference — The Gambling Conference with the Most Continuing Education Certifications

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 16, 2016

Connecting healthcare providers with the most up-to-date research is essential to quality care. The NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction is one of the vehicles the NCRG uses to help counselors, psychologists, social workers, physicians, nurses and public health professionals learn about the latest research on gambling disorders. In fact, the NCRG conference offers the best educational experience for healthcare providers — as evidenced by the many approvals we have received for the continuing education hours offered by the conference. At this writing, the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, scheduled for Sept. 25-26, 2016, in Las Vegas, is approved to provide 13.5 continuing education hours by more health care organizations than any other gambling conference. First, we have the institutions that have granted approval of all NCRG educational programs:

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Remembering Dr. Peter Nathan

by: NCRG Staff | May 10, 2016

Peter Nathan, University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Public Health Emeritus, died on May 8, 2016, at the age of 81. The world knew Dr. Nathan as an internationally recognized scientist and researcher, focused on alcohol use disorder and other areas of addiction as well as a major figure at the University of Iowa where he served as provost and acting president. However, Dr. Nathan also made an outstanding contribution to the field of gambling disorder studies through his work with the NCRG’s scientific advisory board where he spearheaded efforts to raise the standards for conducting research on disordered gambling and recruited other distinguished scientists to the work of the NCRG. For more information and to post an online memory, visit http://www.lensingfuneral.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=898044#/obituaryInfo

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