Gambling Research Group Receives $125,000 From Isle Of Capri Casinos

Nov 1, 2000

Kansas City, Mo.—The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) announced today a new five-year funding commitment of $125,000 from the Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. that will support scientific research on gambling addiction and youth gambling. The first national organization devoted exclusively to funding scientific research on disordered gambling, the NCRG has received multi-year pledges of more than $7 million from the casino industry since its founding in 1996.

‘We commend Isle of Capri President and COO John Gallaway for his strong commitment to responsible gaming’ said Maj. Gen. Paul Harvey, chairman of the NCRG board. ‘His willingness to provide long-term funding for the NCRG is a vote of confidence in our program.’ The Biloxi, Mississippi-based company operates riverboat, dockside and land-based casinos in Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana, Nevada, Iowa and Colorado.

Isle of Capri Casinos joins the 30 commercial casino companies and other gaming-related businesses that have contributed to the NCRG over the past four years. ‘This support has enabled the NCRG to build a widely respected research grants program,’ Harvey said. ‘We believe that first-rate research will lead to effective prevention and treatment programs.’ The NCRG has awarded 23 grants to institutions such as Harvard Medical School, Yale School of Medicine, the University of Missouri, Columbia and Washington University, St. Louis.

The NCRG also promotes public awareness of gambling disorders and education for scientists and treatment providers. In December 2000, the NCRG will hold its annual conference in Las Vegas, Nev. For more information on the conference and the NCRG, 816-453-9964.