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The NCRG Hits the Road

by: Institute Staff | Aug 16, 2010

Last month, the National Center for Responsible Gaming’s (NCRG) annual road tour visited Cleveland – one of Ohio’s new casino jurisdictions – where representatives met with treatment providers, policymakers, researchers and community leaders. As casino development in the city gets underway, the NCRG encouraged these stakeholder groups to work together to implement state-of-the-art responsible gaming programs and to adopt research-based policies that effectively minimize gambling related harms.

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Responsible Gaming Education Week Begins Today

by: Institute Staff | Aug 2, 2010

Today is the start of the 13th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), a joint program of the American Gaming Association (AGA) and National Center for Responsible Gaming.  This year’s theme is “Taking the Mystery Out of the Machine,” and activities are focused on educating casino employees and the public about how slot machines and other casino games work and aims to correct some of the misconceptions about them.

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NCRG Expands Scientific Achievement Awards for 2010; Nominations due Sept. 17, 2010

by: Institute Staff | Jul 16, 2010

Recognizing outstanding contributions to the study of gambling disorders, the Scientific Achievement Awards have been a highlight of the National Center for Responsible Gaming’s (NCRG) annual Conference on Gambling and Addiction since their creation in 2002. The NCRG’s 2010 call for nominations for the Scientific Achievement Awards expands the eligible nominees beyond the young and senior investigator categories.
Nominations may now include:

  • Research investigators at any stage in their career whose research has made significant contributions to the knowledge base about gambling disorders;
  • Educators who have successfully mentored young investigators in the field or have excelled at promoting public awareness and education about gambling disorders and responsible gaming; and
  • Recent publications in a scientific, peer-reviewed journal that represent a seminal work in the field.

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NCRG Announces Next Phase of College Gambling Initiative

by: Institute Staff | Jul 12, 2010

The National Center for Responsible Gaming recently announced the formation of an advisory committee to guide the development of a new website to help colleges and universities address gambling and gambling problems among students. Scheduled to launch in 2011, collegegambling.org will provide a host of free, science-based resources to administrators, student health and life professionals, current and prospective college students and parents. The new website answers the call issued by the Task Force on College Gambling Policies to disseminate research-based harm reduction strategies and programs to U.S. colleges and universities. Because only about one-fifth of U.S. colleges and universities have a gambling policy, the task force identified the need to provide science-based, accessible resources to schools interested in addressing gambling on their campuses.

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Reminder: Seed Grant Applications Due July 1!

by: Institute Staff | Jun 16, 2010

The Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders offers three types of project grants to support research on gambling disorders, and the application deadline for our Seed Grants is just around the corner – July 1, 2010.

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Upcoming NCRG Webinars Address Comorbidity, Self-Exclusion

by: Institute Staff | May 24, 2010

The National Center for Responsible Gaming kicks off its 2010 NCRG Webinar Series on June 17, 2010 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT with “Co-Occurring Disorders: How Research is Informing the Identification and Treatment of Pathological Gambling.” In this session, Dr. Marc Potenza of Yale University School of Medicine will discuss how the high rate of co-occurring disorders among disordered gamblers affects how we understand and treat pathological gambling, and the influence of this research on the proposed changes to the definition of pathological gambling in the DSM-V. The program is free but advance registration is required.

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Reminder: Exploration Grant Applications Due June 1!

by: Institute Staff | May 21, 2010

The Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders offers three types of project grants to support research on gambling disorders, and the application deadline for our Exploration Grants is just around the corner – June 1, 2010. Exploration Grants provide $5,000 for a period of 12 months and are intended to support pilot studies or other small projects.

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NAADAC Names Institute an Approved Education Provider

by: Institute Staff | May 10, 2010

The Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders has been awarded “Approved Education Provider” status by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. This approval identifies continuing education opportunities offered by the Institute as meeting nationally approved standards of education developed for the addiction counseling field and assures participants that continuing education units (CEUs) provided by the Institute will be accepted toward national credentialing by the NAADAC Certification Commission and by many of the individual state licensing and certification bodies as well.

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Akron Beacon Journal: NCRG Heads to Cleveland in July to Raise Awareness about Disordered Gambling

by: Institute Staff | Apr 26, 2010

Each year, representatives from the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) and the Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders hit the road to raise awareness about disordered gambling. As reported in the Akron Beacon Journal this weekend, our representatives will be heading to Cleveland, Ohio for the NCRG’s fourth annual road tour.

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Institute Grant Deadlines Fast Approaching!

by: Institute Staff | Apr 23, 2010

The Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders offers three types of project grants to support research on gambling disorders, and important deadlines for two of these categories are fast approaching. We are expecting to award more than $300,000 this year to researchers in all stages of their careers through a competitive grant-making process.

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