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Help the NCRG Recognize Excellence: Submit a Nomination for the 2013 NCRG Scientific Achievement Award

by: NCRG Staff | May 16, 2013

Dr. Randy Stinchfield receives the 2012 Scientific Achievement AwardDo you know a pioneer in the field of research on gambling disorders? Each year, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of research on gambling disorders with the NCRG Scientific Achievement Award.  This year’s award will be presented during the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction in Las Vegas, taking place Sept. 22-24, 2013

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Call for Posters at NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction

by: NCRG Staff | May 15, 2013

NCRG Conference Poster SessionDo you have new empirical research on gambling disorders that you would to share with colleagues and others interested in gambling research? If so, we encourage you to submit a poster abstract for the session on Sept. 22, 2013, at the 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction.

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Apply Today for NCRG Conference Scholarships!

by: NCRG Staff | May 7, 2013

NCRG Conference on Gambling and AddictionBy now, you’ve probably marked your calendar for the 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction from September 22-24 in Las Vegas. We hope you’ll put one more date on your calendar: June 15 – the deadline to apply for scholarships for the NCRG Conference!

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Save the Date for the 14th Annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction

by: NCRG Staff | Apr 4, 2013

Save the Date! NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction

Changes in health care policies and mental health diagnostic codes are driving a larger conversation about what recovery and prevention should include for those with addictive disorders. From the Affordable Care Act to the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5, these changes impact how researchers study gambling disorders, how the industry builds responsible gaming programs to educate their patrons, and how clinicians relate to their clients.

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2012 NCRG Conference Outstanding Poster Award Winner Tests Luck and Skill of Poker Players

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 31, 2012

Researchers have debated whether or not casino games, such as poker or sports betting, should be considered games of skill or games of chance. What qualifies a game to be labeled a “game of skill” by researchers? This is the subject being examined by 2012 NCRG Outstanding Poster Award Winner Dr. Gerhard Meyer and his colleagues at the University of Bremen in Germany in the poster titled “Is Poker a Game of Skill or Chance? A Quasi-Experimental Study.”

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The Science of Recovery with Alexandre Laudet, Ph.D.

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 24, 2012

Recovery from addiction can be a fluid process, with successful times and relapses. During her talk at the 13th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, Alexandre Laudet, Ph.D., stated that the science of addiction needs to be complemented with the science of recovery. This will help to increase our understanding of the components, patterns paths and predictors of long-term recovery.

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NCRG at G2E: Industry and Government Support of Treatment Centers – Evaluating Where the Dollars Go

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 22, 2012

Once again, the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction continued its partnership with Global Gaming Expo (G2E) by offering the “NCRG at G2E” track of sessions on October 2. For the second year, the NCRG Conference co-located with G2E, making it easier for attendees of both events to learn about best practices in responsible gaming. The first session on this year’s NCRG at G2E series took a close look howtreatment providers report on their use of funds and how government and the private sector evaluates the impact of these services.

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Dr. Randy Stinchfield Named 2012 Scientific Achievement Award Winner

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 17, 2012

The NCRG has named Randy Stinchfield, Ph.D., L.P., associate director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research in the department of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School, the recipient of the NCRG 2012 Scientific Achievement Award in recognition of his pioneering contributions to the field of research on rambling disorders. Dr. Stinchfield was honored at an awards luncheon on October 1, 2012 during the 13th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction. You can watch his acceptance speech below or on the NCRG’s YouTube channel.

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NCRG Conference: Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care – A National Perspective

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 4, 2012

Dr. Westley Clark, SAMHSATo understand the big picture of what constitutes a recovery from a gambling disorder, it is best to look at it from both national and local perspectives. The 13th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction kicked off Tuesday morning with a presentation from H. Westley Clark, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in America’s communities.

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NCRG Conference: Pre-Commitment as a Responsible Gaming Strategy – Is the Smart Card that Smart?

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 2, 2012

Continuing the theme of “Exploring New Trends in Recovery, Research and Responsible Gaming,” Monday’s NCRG Conference sessions took a close look at responsible gaming strategies. The afternoon session let by Robert Ladouceur, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology at Laval University, talked about smart cards and examined whether or not they were effective in encouraging responsible play among gamblers.

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