ICRG Conference On Gambling And Addiction Goes Virtual

Jul 2, 2020

For Immediate Release

Date:July 2, 2020

Contact:Christine Reilly (617-359-9904)



BEVERLY, MASS. — TheInternational Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG)today announcedthat the 21stConference on Gambling and Addiction will bereimagined as a virtual event.ICRGorganizers have chosen to focus on conveying meaningful program elements online so theworld’snetwork of clinical, research, and industry experts can continue to collaborate virtually.

ICRG based the decision toadjustthis year’s conferencesolelyonfeedback fromattendees—primarily treatment providers and researchers—whohave beenadverselyaffected by theCOVID-19pandemicand its continued effects on state and local economies.

“Advancing ourcollectiveunderstanding of responsible gaming and problem gambling iseven more important during these unprecedented times,”said ICRG Board Chairman Alan M. Feldman. “The virtual conference will continue the ICRG’s tradition of connecting stakeholders with cutting-edge research on gamblingandaddiction.”

The online program will offer a series of webinars and a virtual poster session that will allow researchers to showcase their new work.Conference topics will include:

  • New Strategies in Helping Families and Loved Ones Addressing Problem Gambling
  • CulturallyAdaptingEvidence-basedTreatments inPartnership withAmerican Indians
  • Gaming Taxes and State Responsible Gambling Appropriations: Where Does the Money Go?
  • Recognizing Stigma Embedded in Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Use Disorders
  • Addictive Behavior Relapse: Challenges in the Treatment of Gambling Disorder and How Mindfulness May be Helpful in Breaking the Relapse Cycle

The conference is freeandadvanced registration is required. VisitICRG.orgfor registration linksand scheduling details.

The ICRG’s Conference on Gambling and Addiction is traditionally co-located with the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), which will be heldOct. 5-8, 2020, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.For the latest on G2E, visitGlobalGamingExpo.com.


About theICRG

Since 1996, the ICRG, a nonprofit agency,has successfully established a rigorous and thriving field of study designed to further our mission of helping individuals and families affected by gambling disorder through first-class research and evidence-based education programs.