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1 THE NATIONAL CENTER for RESPONSIBLE GAMING

2 Institutions Funded by NCRG Boston University Medical School City of Hope Medical Center Harvard Medical School Johns Hopkins University Laval University Massachusetts General Hospital McGill University University of Calgary University of California- Davis University of Colorado University of Connecticut University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana University of Illinois-Chicago University of Iowa University of Michigan University of Minnesota University of New Mexico University of South Alabama VA Medical Center Cleveland Virginia Commonwealth University Washington University School of Medicine Yale University School of Medicine

3 NCRG-Funded Research Published in 130 Leading Journals American Journal of Public Health Psychology of Addictive Behaviors Neuron American Journal of Psychiatry Neuroreport Addictive Behaviors Canadian Journal of Psychiatry Journal of American College Health Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Harvard Review of Psychiatry International Clinical Psychopharmacology Biological Psychiatry Psychiatric Times Annual Review of Public Health Addiction Canadian Journal of Public Health Molecular Psychiatry Journal of the American Medical Association Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

4 Measuring Impact of NCRG NCRG grant of $54,000 supported clinical trial of drug naltrexone at the University of Minnesota Successful pilot led to $464,463 grant from the National Institutes of Health

5 In 2000, NCRG established first U.S. research center focused on gambling disorders at Harvard Medical School

6 Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders  Supports cutting-edge research  Awards 1/3 of its funds to non-Harvard institutions for research  Disseminates weekly online research reports to thousands of readers around the world  Co-sponsors annual NCRG conference on Gambling and Addiction

7  Held every year in Las Vegas and is currently in its seventh year  Will be held this year from Nov at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino  Draws international participants from a broad range of sectors involved in gambling issues, including government regulators, elected officials, scientific researchers, clinicians, gaming operators and manufacturers NCRG Annual Conference on Gambling and Addiction

8 Thanks to NCRG, we have…. Promising treatments for gambling disorders Greater understanding of youth gambling New instruments for accurately measuring, screening and diagnosing pathological gambling Important developments in how we look at all addictions Better understanding among industry leaders on how to deal with health risks among employees Improved evaluations on intervention programs Strides in development of treatment options based on sound science

9 An employee education program designed to exceed the requirements of company and state regulations, set to launch this year EMERGE Training

10 THE NATIONAL CENTER for RESPONSIBLE GAMING


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