Media Briefing To Detail Impact Of NCRG On Gambling Research

Nov 20, 2003


The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) was founded in 1996 as the first national organization devoted exclusively to funding independent, peer-reviewed scientific research on pathological and youth gambling. But exactly what has the organization accomplished over the past eight years?

“The NCRG: An Impact Analysis,” is the first media event designed to present reporters with detailed information on the specific accomplishments of the NCRG and its measurable impact on the way we think about gambling disorders.Christine Reilly, executive director of the Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders and former executive director of the NCRG, will present a detailed analysis of the NCRG’s impact to date, andDennis E. Eckart, chairman of the NCRG, will discuss the organization’s plans for the future. The discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the media.


Monday, December 8, 2003
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
North Concourse Room #109
3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South

The NCRG Media Briefing is being held in conjunction with the fourth annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, taking place Dec. 7-9 at the MGM Grand. To obtain press credentials for the media briefing or other events related to the conference, or to arrange for one-on-one interviews with participants, contact Holly Thomsen at 202-530-4508.

The NCRG, the only national organization devoted exclusively to public education about and funding of peer-reviewed research on disordered gambling, was established in 1996. The NCRG supports the finest peer-reviewed basic and applied research on gambling disorders; encourages the application of new research findings to improve prevention, diagnostic intervention and treatment strategies; and enhances public awareness of pathological and youth gambling. To date, the casino industry and related businesses have committed more than $13 million to this effort, and the NCRG has issued more than $8 million in support of groundbreaking research on gambling disorders. In 2000, the NCRG established the Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders at Harvard Medical School’s Division on Addictions. For more information,

The Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders is a program of the Division on Addictions at Harvard Medical School. In accordance with the Harvard University name policy, the Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders should not be referred to as the “Harvard Institute…” or the “Harvard Medical School Institute…” For more information about the use of the Harvard name,visit