by: NCRG Staff | Aug 18, 2014
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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.
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.
Next week, the NCRG will hold its second free webinar of 2014. Titled “Preventing Disordered Gambling among College Students,” this March 19 webinar (2 – 3:30 p.m. ET) will feature Dr. Clayton Neighbors, professor and director of the social psychology program in the department of psychology at the University of Houston, who will discuss a new resource that was developed to help reduce problem gambling by showing students their misperceptions of student gambling behavior.
Approximately 75 percent of college students in the U.S. gambled in the past year and 6 percent develop a gambling problem. Despite these research findings, there was no screening/brief interventions tailored for this population—until now.
In 2011, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) introduced www.CollegeGambling.org, a website designed to help university administrators, campus health professionals, students and parents address these issues using the latest research on college gambling and free resources to incorporate into existing campus-wide education programs.
This month, the NCRG is adding some new features to CollegeGambling.org to raise awareness about gambling and gambling-related harms on college campuses. The NCRG will release several new resources to help college health professionals and college administrators educate students and faculty about this important issue so they can make responsible decisions about gambling. To learn how you can get involved, please join the NCRG for an informational Google Hangout session on Tuesday, March 11.
This post was written by Christine Reilly, the NCRG’s senior research director, on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Greetings from Atlanta! I’m attending the second Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference, a joint meeting of members of the American Psychological Associations’ Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) and Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse). This year’s theme is “Changing Addictive Behavior: Bench to Bedside and Back Again.”
We are excited to announce the first NCRG webinar of 2014!
The NCRG’s Webinar Series will kick off Friday, January 31 at 2 p.m. with a free 90-minute event featuring Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the departments of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, neurobiology, bioengineering at Duke University, and his colleagues Drs. Stephen Mague and Gretchen Sprow.
From a new video series to an extraordinary amount of funding for cutting-edge research, the NCRG has many accomplishments to celebrate in 2013. The NCRG staff compiled a few of the highlights from the past year.
Yesterday, the NCRG announced that its Board of Directors added two new members: Mark Lipparelli, former chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, and Christine Reilly, senior research director of the NCRG. Lipparelli was elected to the 12-member board and Reilly was appointed to serve as an officer of the board as secretary and treasurer. Christine Reilly replaces Judy Patterson following her departure from the NCRG.
The NCRG board of directors includes representatives from the gaming industry and the public health and regulatory communities. As the practical, hands-on management group of the organization, the board focuses on education and outreach program creation and implementation. For a complete list of board members, click here.