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14th Annual Responsible Gaming Education Week: “Know the Odds”

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 30, 2011

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) and the American Gaming Association (AGA) are committed to public education opportunities regarding responsible gaming.  Both the NCRG and the AGA are busy ramping up for the 14th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), which is being held August 1-5.  This year’s theme, “Know the Odds,” will build off last year’s successful effort to “take the mystery out of the slot machine” by focusing on educating casino employees and patrons about the odds of all the games available in a casino.

The NCRG is growing its resources to partner with organizations and foster innovative collaborations to help educate and inform the public about pathological and youth gambling. As in past years, the NCRG is working with the AGA to produce high-quality informational materials and activities for RGEW.  The AGA brochure, “The House Advantage: A Guide to Understanding the Odds,” clearly explains the advantage the casino has in various games, debunks some commonly held myths and outlines each game’s mathematical probabilities and other factors behind winning and losing. Along with this brochure, we will be developing new materials, from posters to supplemental quizzes, to help stakeholders distribute and incorporate this information into existing education materials.

As you know, the NCRG strives to increase public education opportunities about responsible gaming, as well as partner with new organizations to collaborate on outreach efforts.  This year, the NCRG is offering these materials at cost to select non-profit organizations and National Council on Problem Gambling state affiliates to help everyone know the odds of gambling activities.

These materials can be ordered through the AGA website, www.americangaming.org, by July 7 so feel free to take a look!  Select non-profits can and NCPG state affiliates can download the AGA member order form with discounted pricing options. If you have any questions regarding RGEW, please contact Amy Martin, communications and outreach manager for the NCRG, at amartin [at] ncrg [dot] org or 202.552.2689. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates. 

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