Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Online Resource Educates Universities and Students About College Gambling During NCAA Tournament

It’s no secret that one of the most popular ways people enjoy the national college basketball tournament is by placing a friendly wager with a friend or co-worker. But, for some, wagering of any kind brings with it unintended negative consequences.

As the NCAA college basketball tournament approaches, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is launching a public awareness initiative to encourage college administrators, campus health professionals and students to learn more about college gambling and gambling-related harms. The campaign also helps to educate students who are of legal age about how to make responsible decisions about gambling. 

The centerpiece of the campaign is www.CollegeGambling.org, a science-based resource developed by the NCRG to help colleges and universities address gambling and gambling-related harms on college campuses. The website brings together the latest research and best practices in responsible gaming and the field of addiction awareness and prevention. CollegeGambling.org provides free resources for university administrators, campus health professionals, students and parents to help address this issue in the way best suited to the needs of each campus. To view the NCRG's multimedia release about CollegeGambling.org, which includes interviews and information about how the website can be used on campus, watch the video below.

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