Category Archives: Around the World of Gambling

Responsible gambling initiatives in other gaming jurisdictions.

Christmas may be for kids, but gambling products aren’t

Each year at this time the McGill University’s Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High Risk Behaviors and the Washington-based National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) partner to deliver a message to parents everywhere: encouraging kids to gamble is a … Continue reading

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Even low risk gamblers can benefit from responsible gambling tools

In 2012 I wrote a blog post  reporting on a panel discussion I had attended a few weeks earlier.  In it, a group of researchers was highlighting what they collectively felt was an inherent limitation with most gambling research: what … Continue reading

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Australian researcher recognized for contributions

During their recent annual conference in Tampa, Florida, the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) presented their Lifetime Research Award to Dr. Alex Blaszczynski.  Alex is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at The University of Sydney in Australia, who has … Continue reading

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High marks from 2014 conference participants raises bar for future presenters

More than 270 delegates from across Canada and six other countries traveled to Vancouver last January to attend the second New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference.  The overwhelmingly positive feedback offered by the delegates sets up a huge challenge for … Continue reading

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What’s an RG check?

This was the question asked recently by reporter Mike Howell of the Vancouver Courier when news reports about the planned relocation of the Edgewater Casino mentioned the program in answer to concerns about the management of problem gambling. So what … Continue reading

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