Gambling Disorders 360°

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

Treating Addiction is a Complex Issue – Observations from the NCRG Staff

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 2, 2013

The NCRG Webinar Series is a great way to obtain the essential training for clinicians and researchers to understand science-based information about gambling disorders and responsible gaming. We like to cover a wide variety of topics related to this issue and give a diverse group of people the tools they need to apply the research findings to their everyday lives.

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Register Now for the NCRG’s Free Webinar on ACT for Gambling Disorders and Other Addictive Behaviors

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 24, 2013

Dr. Mark Dixon will lead NCRG WebinarNext Wednesday, July 31, 2013, the NCRG will hold a free webinar from 2-3 p.m. on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a unique evidence-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies together with commitment and behavior change strategies to increase psychological flexibility. ACT is considered a second generation cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) model and is based on behavioral principles on the nature of language and cognition.

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Drs. David Hodgins, Gloria Miele and Wendy Slutske Named to NCRG Scientific Advisory Board

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 12, 2013

Earlier this week, the NCRG shared two exciting announcements about its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). First, Ken Winters, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse at the University of Minnesota, was named the next chairman of the NCRG’s SAB. (Read the blog post here.)

The NCRG also added three new members with diverse research backgrounds.

  • David Hodgins, Ph.D., professor of psychology in the department of psychology and institute node coordinator for the University of Calgary, Alberta Gaming Research Institute;
  • Gloria M. Miele, Ph.D., instructor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and principal at Optimal Development Coaching; and
  • Wendy Slutske, Ph.D., professor in the department of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Dr. David Hodgins   Dr. Gloria Miele   Dr. Wendy Slutske   

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Dr. Ken Winters Takes the Helm of the NCRG’s Scientific Advisory Board

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 10, 2013

Dr. Ken Winters Named NCRG Scientific Advisory Board ChairmanToday, the NCRG is excited to announce that Ken Winters, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse at the University of Minnesota, was named the next chairman of the NCRG’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

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Searching For Pioneers in the Field of Gambling Disorders Research!

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 2, 2013

Nominations for the NCRG Scientific Achievement Award are Due Aug. 1

Do you know of a researcher, educator or a recent publication that has advanced the field of gambling disorder research? The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) annually recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of gambling studies with the NCRG Scientific Achievement Award. This year’s award will be presented during the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction in Las Vegas, Sept. 22-24, 2013.

Dr. Randy Stinchfield receives the 2012 Scientific Achievement Award

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Submit Your Poster by August 1 for the 2013 NCRG Conference Poster Session

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 1, 2013

2012 NCRG Outstanding Poster Award Winner Dr. Gerhard MeyerThe deadline to submit a poster for this year’s NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction is fast approaching, and submissions have begun arriving from around the world! There are only 30 days left before the August 1 deadline. In addition to the outstanding poster award, we also will recognize high quality posters with honorable mention awards as directed by the scientists on the poster review committee.

If you have new empirical research on gambling disorders that you want to share with colleagues we encourage you to submit a poster abstract for the session on Sept. 22, 2013.

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NCRG on the Road: Meeting with Substance Abuse Researchers in Orlando, Fla.

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 26, 2013

NCRG Senior Research Director Christine ReillyA part of the NCRGs outreach strategy is to attend and exhibit at meetings that help increase the awareness of gambling disorders among other co-occurring disorders, such as substance use problems. NCRG Senior Research Director Christine Reilly is exhibiting at the Research Society on Alcoholisms annual meeting from June 22 to 26 and is visiting with many NCRG-funded researchers. Below is her take on the meeting so far.

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NCRG on the Road: Amy’s Recap of the NCRG’s May and June Travels

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 19, 2013

As you have read on Gambling Disorders 360˚, the NCRG’s staff and NCRG-funded researchers have been on the road in recent weeks learning from experts and forming new partnerships.

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Does Exposure to Gambling Lead to More Problems?

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 11, 2013

When a new opportunity to gamble – whether a casino, the lottery or other forms of gambling – comes into a community, assumptions swirl around about whether or not the rate of disordered gambling will increase. Does exposure to gambling opportunities pose a risk to our health and increase the rate of gambling problems in a community?

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What is a Gambling Disorder? New NCRG Video Explains the Facts

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 5, 2013

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is excited to share a new resource today!

To help answer the question: “What is a gambling disorder?”, the NCRG created a video that uses research-based facts to provide a better understanding of gambling disorders, whom and how many people they impact and how they are diagnosed and treated.

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