National Center For Responsible Gaming Receives New Financial Commitment From Station Casinos

Sandia Casino, Pueblo of Sandia Also Make Contribution

Oct 19, 2001

KANSAS CITY, MO—The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) announced today that Station Casinos has renewed its financial commitment to the NCRG with a pledge of $50,000 per year to the organization over the next five years. The funds will support research and education on pathological and youth gambling.

‘Station Casinos has long supported our efforts to address the problem of disordered gambling, and we commend them for their renewed commitment to this important research effort,’ said NCRG Chairman Major General Paul Harvey (Ret.). ‘Their generosity and dedication will help the NCRG continue its ground-breaking research and education efforts.’

In addition to Station Casino’s renewed commitment, the NCRG announced that the Sandia Casino and the Pueblo of Sandia together donated $10,300 to the organization. Located in New Mexico, the pueblo and casino have been consistent supporters of NCRG’s efforts over the past several years.

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 overwhelming support of the gaming industry and communities like the Pueblo of Sandia has enabled the NCRG to make great strides in building widely respected research and education programs,’ said Harvey. ‘Thanks to the work of the talented researchers funded through our organization, science, rather than anecdotal evidence, is now guiding our understanding of gambling disorders.’