"The Discovery Project” Includes Research-Based Facts, Information on Gambling Disorders and Responsible Gaming
Jul 16, 2013
WASHINGTON – The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) today unveiled The Discovery Project, an easy-to-use online library for finding the latest science-based information on gambling disorders and responsible gaming. The Discovery Project includes new materials, synthesizes the NCRG’s numerous resources— including videos, guidebooks, brochures and condensed information on research studies—and allows users to search for information by date, keyword, topic or content type. The Discovery Project is located on the NCRG’s website,www.ncrg.org/discoveryproject.
'For those who don’t regularly pour through dense research articles, the NCRG developed The Discovery Project. This useful tool breaks down the latest scientific information into easily understandable resources that can be used and shared,” said Alan Feldman, chairman of the NCRG and executive vice president of global industry affairs for MGM Resorts International. “The Discovery Project is an important part of the NCRG’s commitment to advancing public education about gambling disorders and responsible gaming.”
To further enhance The Discovery Project, the NCRG created topic-specific fact sheets that cover the most pressing topics: the prevalence of gambling disorders; the impact of proximity and exposure to gambling on gambling disorders; brief screens and assessments; and more. Like all materials developed by the NCRG and included within The Discovery Project, the fact sheets were developed using findings from scientific, peer-reviewed research studies. The Discovery Project will be continually updated to address and explain other relevant topics.
“This is the type of site you will want to visit again and again to stay up to date with the latest information on gambling disorders and responsible gaming,” said Feldman. “The NCRG will continue to add new content to The Discovery Project, including videos, publications and fact sheets on screening, intervention, treatment and other key topics.”
For more information about the NCRG and its programs, visitwww.ncrg.org. To stay up-to-date on year-round educational opportunities and the latest news and issues in the field, visit the NCRG’s blog –Gambling Disorders 360° – and connect with the NCRG onFacebookandTwitter.