by: NCRG Staff | Jan 6, 2017
The NCRG is pleased to announce that nearly $2 million was pledged to research and education on gambling disorder in 2016. Several major casino operators pledged $1.155 million to support the organization’s mission of funding innovative research and education about gambling disorder and responsible gaming. An additional $610,000 was raised through annual contributions and conference sponsorships. These commitments put the NCRG over the $27 million mark in fundraising since its establishment in 1996. Support from the gaming industry continues to help fuel groundbreaking research in this field, and the NCRG counts on these commitments to increase our understanding of gambling disorders and responsible gaming.
The companies that renewed multi-year funding pledges during this campaign include:
• Las Vegas Sands Corp. ($900,000 over three years)
• Penn National Gaming ($180,000 over three years)
• Pinnacle Entertainment ($75,000 over three years)
An additional $610,000 was raised through payments on past pledges, single year contributions and conference sponsorships from the following companies:
• MGM Resorts International ($312,000)
• Boyd Gaming Corporation ($80,000)
• Wynn Resorts ($60,000)
• Rush Street Gaming ($50,000)
• Isle of Capri Casinos ($54,000)
• IGT ($15,000)
• Potawatomi Hotel & Casino ($10,000)
• Betsson Group ($8,000)
• Caesars Entertainment, Inc. ($5,000)
• William Hill US ($5,000)
• Seneca Gaming Corporation ($5,000)
• GameCo ($3,000)
• BMM Testlabs ($3,000)
The NCRG continues to make a significant impact by increasing understanding of gambling disorder and responsible gaming through high-quality research and science-based resources. As of December 31st, 2016, NCRG-funded research has produced more than 332 articles in top-tier peer-reviewed publications, leading to a number of significant advancements in the field’s knowledge of gambling disorder prevalence, promising treatment strategies and youth gambling.
The NCRG has also developed peerless educational trainings–including the regional clinician workshops and webinars–and publications that are designed to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice. The NCRG will continue to expand its public education offerings through new videos, publications and science-based resources, and explore new opportunities to learn about gambling disorder and treatment.