The National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling takes place this week in Boston. This year, the annual congregation will focus on advocacy, awareness, and assistance in combatting societal harms that gambling might present.
More than 600 people are expected to attend the exhibition organized by the National Council on Problem Gambling. The world’s largest annual gathering of gaming industry professionals that are focused on working to limit gambling disorders is scheduled for this Thursday and Friday, July 21-22.
The primary focus of the NCPG is to serve as an advocate for the problem gambler and his/her family. The national nonprofit does not take a formal position on legalized gambling.
The NGCP Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling conference will be hosted by the Westin Boston Seaport District hotel. This year’s convention is held in conjunction with the Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health.
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation developed Game Sense. The Canadian product is described as a player focused responsible gambling program that encourages players to adopt behaviors and attitudes that can reduce the risk of gambling disorders.
The state of Massachusetts requires each casino to offer the Game Sense program to its patrons. In-casino Game Sense information kiosks provide gamblers with an array of resources.
GameSense staffers can help gamblers better understand casino games and odds, and help them figure out how to limit their losses. The Las Vegas-based casino giant deployed the initiative across most of its domestic properties after finding the Game Sense program so beneficial.
Sports betting will be the focus of the convention, but other topics will be covered. Stakeholders in sports and gambling will come together at the Safer Sports Betting Summit at the exhibition.
There are many elements of the ongoing expansion of legal sports betting in the US, including the challenges sportsbooks face in assuring that their books and online wagering platforms do not elevate problem gambling disorder rates. Responsible gambling roles and responsibilities should fall on the professional league and college athletics departments, as a key subject that will be considered.
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) is hosting the 2022 National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling in Boston, US. The conference will focus this year on “advocacy, awareness, and assistance” in combatting societal harms that gambling might present. More than 600 attendees are set to attend the exhibition, which is organised by the NCPG.