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NCRG Updates Research & Resources and Publishes the Sixth Volume of the Monograph Series

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 29, 2011

The NCRG is excited to announce the release of two publications: an updated version of Research & Resources: A Guide to Gambling Disorders and Responsible Gaming and the sixth volume of Increasing the Odds: A Series Dedicated to Understanding Gambling Disorders. We strive to provide useful resources, both published and available online, to be used by researchers, academicians, clinicians, gaming industry professionals, legislators and other non-profit organizations. These two resources are available online for you to download. You can also request printed copies by emailing Amy Martin, communications and outreach manager of the NCRG, at amartin [at] ncrg [dot] org.

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Celebrating Responsible Gaming Education Week in Louisiana

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 12, 2011

The 14th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) was in full swing last week with casinos, manufacturers and other non-profit organizations are implementing creative ideas to educate their employees and patrons about the odds of casino games. To see some of the many activities that the RGEW participants did last week, you can view the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) press release, as well as their Facebook and Twitter feeds.

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is partnering with the AGA to help provide resources to many other organizations and continue promoting responsible gaming efforts through this blog, as well as our Facebook and Twitter accounts. The NCRG caught up with Reece Middleton, executive director for the Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling, to see how he is celebrating RGEW this year. The Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for and/or providing cost effective quality assistance for all individuals in the State of Louisiana who may be affected by gambling problems. 

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Follow the NCRG’s Road Tour in Boston

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 25, 2011

The NCRG will be pulling into Boston, Mass. later today to begin the fifth annual Road Tour. Each year, the NCRG Road Tour travels to a new city to share information about the latest research on gambling disorders and make key stakeholders aware of the science-based programs and resources the NCRG has to offer. These meetings are great opportunities to form new partnerships and educate others on the most up-to-date information about gambling disorders and responsible gaming. Make sure you follow the NCRG on Twitter and Facebook for the latest update on Road Tour activities! We are also posting articles here on Gambling Disorders 360˚ later in the week to recap the meetings and workshops.

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NCRG Road Tour: College Consortium Meeting is Coming Up on July 26

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 15, 2011

As a part of this year’s NCRG Road Tour to Boston, Mass., we want to bring together university administrators, campus mental health professionals, student leaders and those who work with college students on a daily basis for a consortium to discuss what national and local organizations are doing to address gambling and gambling-related harms on college campuses. Join us on July 26 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling offices at 190 High Street, Suite 5, in Boston, Mass. You can RSVP by July 19 to Amy Martin at amartin [at] ncrg [dot] org or 202-552-2689.

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On the Road Again: NCRG Summer Activities Update

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 1, 2011

For the NCRG, summertime brings a busy season of travel, exciting conferences and speaking engagements. This summer is no exception, and we want to make sure you know where we will be discussing research on gambling disorders and the latest in responsible gaming.

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14th Annual Responsible Gaming Education Week: “Know the Odds”

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 30, 2011

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) and the American Gaming Association (AGA) are committed to public education opportunities regarding responsible gaming.  Both the NCRG and the AGA are busy ramping up for the 14th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), which is being held August 1-5.  This year’s theme, “Know the Odds,” will build off last year’s successful effort to “take the mystery out of the slot machine” by focusing on educating casino employees and patrons about the odds of all the games available in a casino.

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Deadline Fast Approaching: Letters of Intent for Large Grants and Early Stage Investigator Grants

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 22, 2011

The July 1, 2011 deadline for the National Center for Responsible Gaming’s (NCRG) large and early stage investigator grants is right around the corner. The NCRG has allocated more than $700,000 to fund research that advances our understanding about gambling disorders in 2011, and the last opportunities to apply for this year’s funding are quickly approaching. Make sure you submit your letter of intent for these two funding opportunities soon!

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CollegeGambling.org Webinar Now Available Online

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 21, 2011

Collegegambling.org Main PageOn June 1, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) hosted its second webinar of 2011, which provided an overview of the organization’s new resource, CollegeGambling.org, as well as the latest research on college gambling and gambling problems among college students.&n

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Fifth Annual NCRG Road Tour to Visit Boston, Mass.

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 16, 2011

Next month, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) will embark on its fifth annual Road Tour. Each year, the NCRG Road Tour travels to a new city to share information about the latest research on gambling disorders and make key stakeholders aware of the science-based programs and resources the NCRG has to offer. This year, the NCRG Road Tour will be visiting Boston, Mass., from July 26 – 27, and is excited to be partnering with the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling for several of the events.

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APA Approves the NCRG to be Continuing Education Provider

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 3, 2011

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is pleased to announce that we are now approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. We are very excited for this new accreditation option! This achievement enhances the NCRG’s ability to offer advanced training, webinars and workshops on gambling addiction to the APA’s more than 154,000 members.

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