Gambling Disorders 360°

Exploring the latest news, issues and research relating to gambling disorders and responsible gaming

Exclusive Interview with NCRG-Funded Researcher Dr. Clayton Neighbors

by: NCRG Staff | Nov 14, 2012

The NCRG blog team recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Clayton Neighbors, director of the Social Influences and Health Behaviors Lab at the University of Houston. Last year, Dr. Neighbors was awarded an NCRG grant to develop and test an online screening and brief intervention (SBI) aimed at reducing gambling-related problems among college students. The SBI will be included on the NCRG’s website, CollegeGambling.org, which was developed as a free resource to help colleges and universities address gambling disorders and responsible gaming on campus.

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Impulsivity at Age Seven Associated with Gambling Problems during Adulthood

by: NCRG Staff | Nov 12, 2012

What if you could examine a group of seven-year-olds and predict which of them were more likely to someday develop a gambling disorder? A recent study in the journal Addiction attempts to do just that by analyzing the association between impulsive behavior at age seven and the development of problem gambling by adulthood. The authors found that, compared to their non-impulsive counterparts, children who exhibited impulsive behaviors at age seven were 3.09 times more likely to report problem gambling behavior in later years. Read on for more details about this investigation, the first to predict gambling problems over a 30-year span.

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NCRG Adds New Members to its Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board

by: NCRG Staff | Nov 8, 2012

The NCRG is excited to welcome three new members to its board of directors and two new members to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). 

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Gambling Disorders Explained: Prevalence vs. Incidence

by: NCRG Staff | Nov 7, 2012

To understand how many people in a given area have a gambling problem, we must first understand how gambling disorders are defined and measured. We addressed some of the foundational questions of definition and measurement in the NCRG’s “Gambling Disorders Explained” post earlier this year. Now that the definitions have been outlined, we will examine two common methods used to discuss diseases in a population: prevalence and incidence.

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Kudos to the Division on Addiction on its 20th Anniversary!

by: NCRG Staff | Nov 2, 2012

Dr. Howard Shaffer, director of the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate, spoke on the subject of research revolutions in gambling disorders at last year’s National Council on Problem Gambling annual conference. Although he was discussing new trends in gambling research, “revolution” is also an apt term to describe the work of Dr. Shaffer and his colleagues at the Division on Addiction, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

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2012 NCRG Conference Outstanding Poster Award Winner Tests Luck and Skill of Poker Players

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 31, 2012

Researchers have debated whether or not casino games, such as poker or sports betting, should be considered games of skill or games of chance. What qualifies a game to be labeled a “game of skill” by researchers? This is the subject being examined by 2012 NCRG Outstanding Poster Award Winner Dr. Gerhard Meyer and his colleagues at the University of Bremen in Germany in the poster titled “Is Poker a Game of Skill or Chance? A Quasi-Experimental Study.”

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The Science of Recovery with Alexandre Laudet, Ph.D.

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 24, 2012

Recovery from addiction can be a fluid process, with successful times and relapses. During her talk at the 13th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, Alexandre Laudet, Ph.D., stated that the science of addiction needs to be complemented with the science of recovery. This will help to increase our understanding of the components, patterns paths and predictors of long-term recovery.

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NCRG at G2E: Industry and Government Support of Treatment Centers – Evaluating Where the Dollars Go

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 22, 2012

Once again, the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction continued its partnership with Global Gaming Expo (G2E) by offering the “NCRG at G2E” track of sessions on October 2. For the second year, the NCRG Conference co-located with G2E, making it easier for attendees of both events to learn about best practices in responsible gaming. The first session on this year’s NCRG at G2E series took a close look howtreatment providers report on their use of funds and how government and the private sector evaluates the impact of these services.

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Dr. Randy Stinchfield Named 2012 Scientific Achievement Award Winner

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 17, 2012

The NCRG has named Randy Stinchfield, Ph.D., L.P., associate director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research in the department of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School, the recipient of the NCRG 2012 Scientific Achievement Award in recognition of his pioneering contributions to the field of research on rambling disorders. Dr. Stinchfield was honored at an awards luncheon on October 1, 2012 during the 13th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction. You can watch his acceptance speech below or on the NCRG’s YouTube channel.

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NCRG Conference: Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care – A National Perspective

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 4, 2012

Dr. Westley Clark, SAMHSATo understand the big picture of what constitutes a recovery from a gambling disorder, it is best to look at it from both national and local perspectives. The 13th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction kicked off Tuesday morning with a presentation from H. Westley Clark, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in America’s communities.

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