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NCRG Announces 2018 Grants Program

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 9, 2018

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is pleased to announce the availability of research grants for the study of gambling disorder in 2018. The NCRG is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach and, therefore, welcomes applications from investigators in psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, public health, sociology, economics, neuroeconomics, neuroscience and other relevant disciplines.

 

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NCRG and Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico Team up to Explore Impact of Gambling

by: NCRG Staff | Dec 21, 2017

The Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico (RGANM), a collaboration of many of the state’s Native American owned casinos, awarded NCRG with a grant of $300,000 to coordinate a competitive grants program on the impact of gambling on New Mexico, especially the state’s subpopulations. In December 2017, the NCRG awarded a grant of $291,868 to HBSA, a supporting organization of Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, to fund “New Mexico: A Study of at risk Youth and Adults.”

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NCRG RELEASES WHITE PAPER ON RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 17, 2017

A recently published article in the peer-reviewed journal Addiction & Research Theory provided a new model for evaluating responsible gambling research. To ensure its dissemination beyond academia, the NCRG produced a white paper summarizing the study’s findings. The white paper, Responsible Gambling: A Review of the Research, is available for download at www.ncrg.org (click on Resources and White Papers).

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NCRG RELEASES GUIDE TO REDUCING GAMBLING ADDICTION

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 12, 2017

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) has released the publication, “Gambling and Public Health: A Guide for Policymakers.” The guide is based on the latest research on gambling disorder and responsible gaming. It was written for state legislators, regulators, public health professionals and others concerned about the impact of gambling on public health. The free guide is available for download from www.ncrg.org/resources.

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NCRG WELCOMES NEW PROGRAM OFFICER

by: NCRG Staff | May 30, 2017

Shayna Adams has joined the NCRG staff as program officer. She will be responsible for assisting with the grants program, social media and NCRG educational programs. Shayna served as a research analyst for the Framingham Heart Study. She received the MPH degree at Boston University School of Public Health with specialization in epidemiology. Shayna is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany where she majored in human biology.

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NEARLY $2 MILLION COMMITTED TO NCRG FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

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.

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NCRG HONORS DONALD W. BLACK WITH 2016 SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

by: NCRG Staff | Sep 22, 2016

Donald Black

Donald W. Black, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Psychiatry Residency Training, Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

 

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NCRG Year in Review: 2014 Highlights, Accomplishments and Thank-You's!

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 6, 2015

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Let the NCRG Send You to Phoenix, San Antonio and Baltimore! Travel Grants Available for Young Investigators

by: NCRG Staff | Nov 21, 2014

New gambling research is not usually represented at the premiere national scientific meetings focused on addiction. If you are a young investigator with new gambling-related research to present, you can help fill the void! Apply for an NCRG Travel Grant category to support your participation in conferences such as College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), the American Psychological Association, the Society for Neuroscience and other academic meetings.

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Lost in the Shuffle: How Health and Disability Laws Hurt Disordered Gamblers [NCRG Webinar]

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 18, 2014

Aug. 21, 2-3 p.m. ET | Click here to register

The field of gambling disorder has seen many changes over the past year, many of which are due to the American Psychiatric Association’s fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the Affordable Care Act. Many private health insurance policies and plans exclude treatments for gambling disorder from insurance coverage. However, healthcare providers specializing in disordered gambling have hoped that the Affordable Care Act and the strengthening of the federal mental health parity law would address this shortcoming. But is this the case?

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