New NCRG Video Addresses Question: What Is A Gambling Disorder?

NCRG Video Series Breaks Down Latest Scientific Research on Gambling Disorders and Responsible Gaming

Jun 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) today released a video to help answer the question: What is a gambling disorder? The video uses research-based facts to provide a better understanding of gambling disorders, whom and how many people they impact and how they are diagnosed and treated. This is the first video of the organization’s newest educational initiative, which was developed to help the public better understand gambling disorders and responsible gaming.

The NCRG shared a preview of the video last month during the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting. NCRG researchers and staff members had a unique opportunity to educate more than 13,000 psychiatrists about gambling disorders and the changes for the disorder that are included in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

“There is a lot of information on gambling disorders and responsible gaming – some of it is difficult to understand and some of it is not based on scientific studies,” said Christine Reilly, senior research director of the NCRG. “This resource, as well as future NCRG videos, will explain the latest research on gambling disorders in a quick, easy-to-understand format that can be easily shared among those interested in learning more about this issue, as well as the impact that NCRG-funded research has made since 1996.”

The NCRG video series supports the organization’s ongoing mission to advance public education about gambling disorders and responsible gaming. The organization will release additional videos throughout the year to address and explain other relevant topics.

The video is available to view and download on the NCRG’s For more information about the NCRG and its programs, 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.