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NCRG Conference: The Evolving Definition of Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders

by: NCRG Staff | Sep 24, 2013

Dr. William NarrowWhat behaviors are symptoms of a mental disorder? What behaviors are not? And who decides?

In the United States, the most important decision-makers on this subject arguably are the group of scientists who are responsible for updating the preeminent text on the subject of mental disorders, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The fifth edition of this text (DSM-5) was released earlier this year.

The NCRG was pleased to welcome William E. Narrow, M.D., associate director of the division of research at the American Psychiatric Association and research director of the DSM-5 Task Force, Sunday at the 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction to speak about the changes made to gambling disorders in the new publication.

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NCRG Pre-Conference Workshop Looks at NAADAC’s New Gambling Endorsement

by: NCRG Staff | Sep 23, 2013

Shirley Beckett MikellBefore the 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction officially kicked off yesterday, the NCRG held three pre-conference workshops for conference attendees. One workshop featured Shirley Beckett Mikell, NCAC II, CAC II, SAP, director of certification and education, and National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) staff liaison for NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, who spoke about a partnership between the NCRG and her organization to develop a new, evidence-based endorsement for counselors interested in specializing in gambling disorders.

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Connect with NCRG Online and Join the NCRG Conference Conversation

by: NCRG Staff | Sep 20, 2013

This weekend, the NCRG team heads to Las Vegas for the 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction. We are excited for this year’s conference— it is packed with informative and intriguing conference sessions and nationally-known speakers!

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Register Today for NCRG Pre-Conference Workshops!

by: NCRG Staff | Sep 19, 2013

This weekend, the 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction will kick off at The Sands Expo and Convention Center at the Venetian Las Vegas. The 2013 Conference will offer attendees more than 14 sessions in total and the chance to earn up to 11 continuing education (CE) hours.

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NCRG Conference Program Packed with Gambling Disorders and Addiction Experts

by: NCRG Staff | Sep 12, 2013

In just over a week, stakeholders in the fields of gambling disorders, addiction and responsible gaming will gather at the 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction at The Sands Expo and Convention Center at the Venetian Las Vegas.

The 2013 NCRG Conference will feature national leaders in gambling disorder research and treatment, public health, academia and the gaming industry and will present on key topics that will unite the field of gambling disorders and responsible gaming.

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Last chance to save up to $200 on NCRG Conference registration!

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 28, 2013

Don’t miss your chance to gain access to the latest information about gambling disorders and responsible gaming at the 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, taking place September 22-24, 2013 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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RGEW Ends Today, but the NCRG Conference Will Keep the Conversation Going

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 9, 2013

The 16th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) comes to a close today, but that doesn’t mean that promoting responsible gaming best practices will stop there. Join us next month at the 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction from September 22-24, where we will continue the conversation during several conference sessions that give insights for effective responsible gaming programs.

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NCRG Brochures Help Guide the Conversation about Responsible Gaming Internationally

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 8, 2013

Talking with Children about GamblingHow do you say “responsible gaming?” The NCRG is making it a bit easier to do so by translating various resources into other languages, including Spanish, French, Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese. During this year’s Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), the NCRG is excited to share that its “Talking with Children about Gambling Brochure” is now available in these languages. And we aren’t stopping there! We are also excited to give a preview of additional resources that will be translated later this year.

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The Discovery Project: Get the Facts at Your Fingertips!

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 7, 2013

The Discovery Project:  Get the Facts at Your Fingertips!If you’re looking for responsible gaming resources this week—or any week—The Discovery Project is your one-stop place to get the facts at your fingertips.

The NCRG unveiled The Discovery Project last month. Located on the NCRG website, The Discovery Project is an easy-to-use online library for finding the latest science-based information on gambling disorders and responsible gaming. It synthesizes the NCRG’s numerous resources—including videos, guidebooks, brochures and condensed information on research studies—and allows users to search for information by date, keyword, topic or content type.

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RGEW 2013 is Here: Help us Encourage Responsible Gaming

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 5, 2013

Today marks the first day of the 16th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), a joint initiative by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) and the American Gaming Association (AGA) to promote responsible gaming. This year’s theme, “How Do You Say Responsible Gaming?” promotes the message that no matter what language gaming employees and customers speak, it is important that they all understand responsible gaming.

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