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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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We want your feedback! Participate in the NCRG Partner Survey

by: NCRG Staff | Apr 9, 2014

We know that increasing awareness on gambling disorders and responsible gaming is important to you. At the NCRG, it is important to us too, and we want to develop a plan to enhance our efforts.

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NCRG’s College Gambling Awareness Campaign Brings the Issue to Center Court

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 18, 2014

NCRG Launches College Gambling Awareness Campaign with several new resources

As the NCAA basketball tournament hits its stride, fans around the nation are filling out brackets and possibly placing bets on the game. While gambling can be fun if you’re of legal age, it’s not a risk-free activity. For some college students, gambling for fun can turn into a serious problem and have a negative impact on their lives.

To help address this issue, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is proud to announce the launch of its College Gambling Awareness Campaign, bringing new resources to www.CollegeGambling.org. These new and invaluable resources, including the BetOnU College Gambling Survey, a shareable video and an information-packed toolkit, were developed to further help college health professionals and administrators educate students about gambling-related harms and responsible gaming.

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