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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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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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