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15th Annual CCPG Conference: Navigating the Future of Problem Gambling

Please follow this link for info around CCPG conference and registration information. Link: https://conta.cc/2MJ8DMv Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hilton Mystic, 20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, Connecticut

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NCPG Letter to McDonald’s Regarding Happy Meal Campaign Featuring Nintendo’s Super Mario Figurine with a Toy Slot Machine

Robert Gibbs, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Officer, McDonald’s Robert Matthews, Senior Director of Consumer Marketing, Nintendo Of America Inc Dear Mr. Gibbs and Mr. Matthews: We believe the August 2018 McDonald’s Happy Meal campaign featuring Nintendo’s Super Mario figurine with a toy slot machine […]

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A former librarian blew $89,000 of public money on a mobile game!

A former librarian blew $89,000 of public money on a mobile game CNBC  A librarian from Utah used city resources to make in-app purchases in Game of War, the Herald Journal reported. Read the full story<https://apple.news/Atlm4_9WtQvqEXM8KfxW2Qg>  

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Gambling Disorder Screening Provision Included in the National Defense Authorization Act 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, August 13, 2018 President Trump signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) that includes a provision requiring members of the Armed Forces to be screened for gambling addiction. This has been a top legislative priority for […]

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Substance misuse on the rise as boomers age

May 31, 2018 by Tom Valentino, Senior Editor, Addition Professional Historically, baby boomers’ rates of illicit drug use have been higher than other generations, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. As boomers are aging, rates of drug and alcohol misuse among the U.S. seniors are […]

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National Council on Problem Gambling Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Murphy v. NCAA

May 14, 2018 Cait Huble, National Council on Problem Gambling The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has issued the following statement after the announcement of the Supreme Court’s opinion on Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. The US Supreme Court has declared the federal ban on […]

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Why Bitcoin’s Gambling Boom is Only Just Getting Started

Danny Bradbury Sep 2, 2014, Coindesk Gambling is big business, and online gambling represents a significant and growing proportion of that business – about 8% currently. Research company H2 Gambling Capital, which values the online gambling market in terms of gross winnings, put the global market value […]

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‘Easy trap to fall into’: why video-game loot boxes need regulation

Mattha Busby Tue 29 May 2018, The Guardian “Loot boxes are like scratch-off cards: you open one out of curiosity, get a little prize, think ‘darn, maybe next time,’ and then it just turns into a habit,” says Brian. “I got a big prize with my first […]

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Federal Regulators Clear Way For East Windsor Casino

Kenneth R. Gosselin May 31, 2018, Courant Federal regulators are clearing the way for the tribal operators of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun to partner in building the state’s first commercial casino in East Windsor. The U.S. Department of the Interior is expected to publish a […]

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The WAGER, Vol. 23(5) – Problem gambling among young women

May 22, 2018, BASIS This week, The WAGER reviews a study that explores patterns of gambling and gambling problems among women of different ages. The gambling landscape is continually evolving, and gambling operators are looking for new ways to attract customers–including young women. This week, The WAGER […]

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