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NCRG @ IAGA: Join Us in Vancouver for the Latest Research on Responsible Gaming

by: NCRG Staff | Apr 16, 2015

The NCRG has made it a priority to disseminate research findings on gambling disorder and responsible gaming beyond academia. We are especially committed to ensuring that credible scientific research informs gaming regulations designed to reduce gambling-related harms. Toward this goal, the NCRG has teamed up with the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) to present NCRG @ IAGA, a one-day conference scheduled for June 2, 2015, the day before IAGA’s International Gaming Summit begins at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver.

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The Four Keys to Gambling Responsibly

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 4, 2014

What does “responsible gaming” mean to you? Is it setting a limit before you walk into a casino or play a game with friends? Is it making sure to keep the experience fun, instead of one that gets a person into financial, emotional or otherwise in trouble?  To help educate the public and gaming operators about responsible gaming, we are celebrating Responsible Gaming Education Week this week! Each year, the casino industry and the public participate in activities to increase awareness of disordered gambling among gaming industry employees and customers and to promote responsible gaming nationwide. Driven by the American Gaming Association (AGA), this year’s RGEW is helping people around the nation “Get to Know Responsible Gaming.” 

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Super Bowl + Gambling Responsibly = Keeping it Fun

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 31, 2014

As the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos take to the field on Sunday, millions of people from around the world will be tuning in to watch who wins Super Bowl XLVIII. Many people may even want to place a bet or two on the game’s outcome. We know that research shows that 1% of U.S. adults have been diagnosed with a gambling disorder, while 2-3% of the population has a gambling problem.

If you’re one of those who likes to wager on sports and can do so without problems,  you can establish your own limits and provide direction to others by developing a set of personal guidelines to determine whether, when and how much to gamble. Here are a few things to consider:

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NCRG on the Road: New Horizons in Responsible Gaming

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 30, 2014

The NCRG’s Amy Kugler is at the New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference in Vancouver, BC. This two-day event is designed to cover responsible gaming from an international prospective, bringing together members of the gaming industry, researchers and clinicians to discuss best practices for responsible gaming programs. Watch this video to learn the highlights of the first day of the conference and stay tuned to the NCRG on Twitter and Facebook for more.

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RGEW Ends Today, but the NCRG Conference Will Keep the Conversation Going

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 9, 2013

The 16th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) comes to a close today, but that doesn’t mean that promoting responsible gaming best practices will stop there. Join us next month at the 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction from September 22-24, where we will continue the conversation during several conference sessions that give insights for effective responsible gaming programs.

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NCRG Brochures Help Guide the Conversation about Responsible Gaming Internationally

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 8, 2013

Talking with Children about GamblingHow do you say “responsible gaming?” The NCRG is making it a bit easier to do so by translating various resources into other languages, including Spanish, French, Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese. During this year’s Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), the NCRG is excited to share that its “Talking with Children about Gambling Brochure” is now available in these languages. And we aren’t stopping there! We are also excited to give a preview of additional resources that will be translated later this year.

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RGEW 2013 is Here: Help us Encourage Responsible Gaming

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 5, 2013

Today marks the first day of the 16th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), a joint initiative by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) and the American Gaming Association (AGA) to promote responsible gaming. This year’s theme, “How Do You Say Responsible Gaming?” promotes the message that no matter what language gaming employees and customers speak, it is important that they all understand responsible gaming.

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The Toledo Pledge: Bringing Together Community Leaders and Organizers to Address Gambling Disorders

by: NCRG Staff | Feb 5, 2013

Photo © 2012 iStockphoto.com/ J-ElgaardLast week, the NCRG and AGA released the winter 2013 edition of Responsible Gaming Quarterly. While developing this edition of RGQ, we had the opportunity to learn more about a communitywide partnership effort in Toledo, Ohio, to increase awareness of gambling disorders. 

From government and law enforcement to social services, community leaders came together in 2012 to take the steps necessary to increase community involvement and address the issue through education initiatives. This initiative is called The Toledo Pledge.

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Download the Winter 2013 Edition of Responsible Gaming Quarterly

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 31, 2013

RGQ Winter 2013

Yesterday, the NCRG and AGA released the winter 2013 edition of Responsible Gaming Quarterly yesterday. In its 10th year, Responsible Gaming Quarterly is a free publication that provides a broad range of coverage on recent research results, regulatory efforts, studies and developments in the treatment field and best practices for community programs that encourage responsible gaming.

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AGA Releases Updated Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 22, 2013

AGA Code of Conduct for Responsible GamingTo coincide with its 10th anniversary, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released an updated version of its Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming, which reflects the various ways the gaming entertainment industry has evolved during the past decade.

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