Experts to Provide the Latest Research on Gambling Disorders and Expand Knowledge of Responsible Gaming Programs
Jul 25, 2011
BOSTON–The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) will kick off its fifth annual Road Tour tomorrow in Boston, Mass., where participants will share information about the latest research on gambling disorders and inform key stakeholders of the science-based programs and resources the NCRG has to offer. For 15 years, the NCRG has been the only national organization devoted to funding peer-reviewed research on gambling disorders and creating public education initiatives to help increase the understanding of pathological and youth gambling and find effective treatment methods of gambling disorders and youth gambling.
“Promoting responsible gaming practices and the development of effective prevention and treatment strategies for gambling disorders are important initiatives that all community members – legislators, regulators, researchers, treatment professionals, industry representatives and informed citizens – have a responsibility to support,” said Alan Feldman, member of the NCRG board of directors and senior vice president of public affairs for MGM Resorts International. “We are excited to be in Boston for our annual Road Tour to find ways to partner with new organizations from all sectors to better serve the Massachusetts community.”
The NCRG Road Tour provides an opportunity to gather those with a vested interest and explain the NCRG’s work to advance research, education and awareness of gambling disorders and responsible gaming, both nationally and in Massachusetts.
The NCRG Road Tour events include:
The NCRG’s visit to Boston represents the fifth city on the NCRG annual Road Tour. Previous tours have visited Cleveland, Ohio; Denver and Central City/Black Hawk, Colo.; Chicago, Ill.; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Mo.; Las Vegas, Nev. and Philadelphia, Pa.
To schedule interviews with participants, please contact Amy Martin at 202-552-2689 email@example.com. For more information about the NCRG and the Road Tour, visitwww.ncrg.org.Tostay up-to-date on the Road Tour events, visit the NCRG’s blog –Gambling Disorders 360°– and connect with the NCRG on Facebook and Twitter.