Gambling Research Group Receives $75,000 From Argosy Gaming Company

Oct 10, 2000

Kansas City, Mo.—The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) announced today a new funding commitment of $75,000 from Argosy Gaming Company that will support scientific research on gambling addiction and youth gambling. The first national organization devoted exclusively to funding peer-reviewed 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 want to commend Argosy and its President and CEO James Perry for the company’s commitment to responsible gaming efforts,’ said Maj. Gen. Paul Harvey, chairman of the NCRG board.’ Argosy’s generosity and dedication will help the NCRG continue its funding of ground-breaking research on problem gambling and youth gambling.’ Argosy, based in Alton, Ill., operates five riverboats serving the areas near Baton Rouge, La.; Cincinnati, Ohio; St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo.; and Sioux City, Iowa.

Argosy Gaming Company 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 help us develop effective prevention and treatment programs.’ The NCRG has awarded 23 research 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 or on the NCRG, call 816-453-9964.