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“Charitable” Gambling Is Still Gambling!

No matter who benefits financially, gambling is gambling, and should always, and only, be an ADULT activity.  A simple process to update Nevada’s charitable gaming laws and regulations has shined a spotlight on a glaring omission – there is no minimum age requirement on the books for participating in “charitable” lotteries and raffles. The Nevada […]

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2019 NV State Conference – Call for Presentations!

June 20-21, 2019 ~ Suncoast Hotel & Casino ~ Las Vegas, NV CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS! Submission Deadline: Feb. 18, 2019 We are pleased to announce plans are underway for our 13th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling!  This statewide event brings together diverse experts and stakeholders to address the impact of this significant community […]

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Aug. 6-10 is Responsible Gaming Education Week!

American Gaming Association launches 21st Annual Responsible Gaming Education Week! Responsible Gaming Education Week is a time when gaming companies showcase their responsible gaming programs and year-round dedication to promoting responsible gaming.  For AGA member companies, Responsible Gaming is not just a Priority – its a Pledge! Nevada gaming companies are significant stakeholders in our […]

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Thanks to Our Conference Superheroes!!

Look!  Up in the sky…it’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s…..our CONFERENCE SUPERHEROES!!! The most generous sponsors, exceptional presenters, engaging attendees, and amazing staff and volunteers – these are the Superheroes of the successful 12th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling that took place at the Suncoast Hotel on May 3-4, 2018!   This two day  education […]

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Guest Editorial – Responsible Gaming

Know When to Stop Before You Start® By Caesars Entertainment – in support of Problem Gambling Awareness Month Caesars Entertainment wants everyone who plays at its casinos to be there for the right reason – to simply have fun. For the past 25 years, Caesars has been committed to promoting responsible gaming and has provided […]

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March Proclaimed Nevada “Problem Gambling Awareness Month”

Governor Brian Sandoval has proclaimed the month of March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in Nevada. Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a grass-roots campaign conducted by the National Council on Problem Gambling and its 35 state affiliate Councils on Problem Gambling to raise awareness of the warning signs of problem gambling and the resources for […]

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Heroes In Recovery

Meet David Yeager: A Veteran Recovering from Problem Gambling My first introduction to gambling was in 2001 during a deployment to Korea. The stress of Army life and the geographical separation from my family left me feeling depressed and constantly on edge, but when I was sitting in front of a slot machine nothing else […]

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2016 Survey of State Problem Gambling Services

The National Council on Problem Gambling has released its Executive Summary of the 2016 Survey of Problem Gambling Services in the United States. Although Nevada ranks 2nd in the nation for gambling revenue per adult resident, the survey shows our state ranks only 13th for per capita problem gambling service funding. The survey was led […]

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