Recent Press

BREAKING NEWS ! 20/20 MAY 3, 2019 10pm – MARC POTENZA Interview with Diane Sawyer on Gaming.

Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD Director, Yale Center of Excellence in Gambling Research,  is  interviewed by Diane Sawyer for a 20/20 episode on gaming. The episode is slated to air this Friday (May 3) on ABC, 10PM. Given the convergence between gambling and gaming, this is an […]

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Setting Limits to Stop the Gambling Epidemic

Please click on link below for a Q&A that Tom Babor participated in with Lauren Woods from the UCONN Office of Univ. Communications & was published in UConn Today. Dr. Babor is co-author of the recently published book , Setting Limits: Gambling, Science and Public Policy. Very […]

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Raining on the Parade

By Richard Schuetz Sun, Apr 7, 2019 Written by a gaming industry executive, this article addresses the importance of industry and regulatory leadership to show up to the table and truly understand and address problem gambling. Please share in your communities, with your legislators and leadership in […]

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Two large studies have found a link between loot box spending and problem gambling

Many popular games allow people to pay a small fee to obtain a “loot box” containing random selections of virtual in-game items. New research has found that there is a significant relationship between problematic gambling behaviors and spending money on loot boxes. The findings, which appear in […]

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Retired Capitol chief puts a familiar face on CT’s gambling debate

CT Mirror by KEITH M. PHANEUF MARCH 12, 2019 When former Capitol Police Chief Bill Morgan began buying lottery scratch tickets every day, he knew he had a gambling problem. When he went to the Mohegan Sun casino to prove he could quit — and instead lost […]

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Will Sports Betting Transform How Games Are Watched, and Even Played?

By Bruce Schoenfeld, NYT Magazine Jan. 29, 2019 After decades of resistance to sports gambling, team owners and state officials are laying the groundwork for it — with potentially huge implications. Half an hour before a preseason hockey game last fall, Ted Leonsis strolled down the concourse […]

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Game On!: Esports is sweeping the nation and Ct high schools are the latest groups to join in

By SHAWN MCFARLAND | HARTFORD COURANT JAN 27, 2019 Four years ago, Manchester High School teacher Sam Warner could never have imagined he’d be coaching the group of students that he does in a competitive sport. The seniors he once had in freshmen biology were reclusive, quiet […]

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Bipartisan Bill on Sports Betting Includes First-Ever Federal Funding for Problem Gambling

Cait Huble CaitH@ncpgambling.org 202-360-4560 WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan bill outlining a Federal framework for sports betting was introduced on Wednesday by US Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Charles Schumer (D-NY). If passed, the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018 would establish protections for consumers among […]

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What Proportion of Gambling Revenue is Derived from Problem Gamblers?

The below link is a Canadian presentation that talks about the proportion of gambling revenue that is derived from problem gamblers. Interesting read for methodology and policy as compared to other risk behaviors. Dr. Robert Williams & Dr. Robert Wood University of Lethbridge Alberta, Canada Alberta Gambling […]

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Game Bling – When Gaming Meets Gambling

The Youth Gambling Awareness Program of Toronto, Canada is hosting two upcoming webinars related to youth and gaming and gambling technology. Don’t miss this FREE webinar about impact and correlation of Youth Gambling and Gaming, hosted by the YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program (YGAP). This webinar is hosted by […]

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