National Center For Responsible Gaming Receives $50,000 From Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Indians

Jan 22, 2001

KANSAS CITY, MO –The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) announced today a new funding commitment of $50,000 from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The funds will support research and education on pathological and youth gambling.

‘We want to commend Chief Martin and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians for their commitment to supporting responsible gaming efforts,’ said Maj. Gen. Paul Harvey (Ret.), chairman of the NCRG board. ‘Their generosity and dedication will help the NCRG continue its ground-breaking research and education efforts.’ The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, the sixth largest employer in the state, owns and operates the Silver Star Hotel & Casino in Philadelphia, Miss.

More than 30 companies, including casino operators and manufacturers of gaming equipment, have contributed to the NCRG since its founding in 1996. The first national organization dedicated exclusively to supporting peer-reviewed research on disordered gambling, the NCRG has awarded $3.7 million in research grants to more than 20 institutions, including Harvard Medical School, Yale School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis. The NCRG also is dedicated to promoting public awareness of gambling disorders and education programs for scientists and treatment providers.

‘The support of the gaming industry has enabled the NCRG to build widely respected research and education programs,’ said Harvey. ‘Our objective is to improve the quality of research on gambling so that science, not anecdotal evidence, guides our understanding of gambling disorders.’