The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)− announced the staff line-up to form its new advisory board. The Board seeks to provide a forum for participants in problem gambling and responsible gambling who are actively engaged with NCPG to provide their Board of Directors and leadership with guidance and insight on issues of importance.
There are two groups of advisory board members: emeritus advisors and broad advisors. The Board is made up of about 10 people of unique or extraordinary experience.
They comprise: Maria-Christina Annaloro, Director of Government Relations & Social Sciences, Las Vegas Sands; Kirsten Clark, Executive Director, International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA); Steve Crosby – Former NCPG Board Member; Founding Board Chair, Massachusetts Gaming Commission; Don Feeney, President, Northstar Alliance on Problem Gambling.
Maureen Greeley, Executive Director, Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling; Martin Lycka, Director of Regulatory Affairs, GVC; Reece Middleton, Former Executive Director, Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling; Ray Pineault – President & General Manager, Mohegan Sun; Richard Schuetz, Schuetz Inc; and Marlene Warner – Executive Director, Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling; Former NCPG Board President*
Keith Whyte, Executive Director of NCPG said: “The problem and responsible gambling environment in the US is changing rapidly with the continued expansion of casinos, lotteries, and the addition of sports betting. NCPG faces an ever more complex ecosystem of issues to address.
“We are so thankful to and excited for the Advisory Board members to collaboratively guide NCPG in our efforts to raise awareness about problem gambling and increase resources for addressing this important issue.”
Kirsten Clark commented: “Promoting responsible gambling initiatives continues to be of vital importance to the global gaming industry, and NCPG plays a critical role in developing programs and resources that help operators, regulators, and players identify and respond to problem gambling.
“I’m looking forward to participating with my colleagues on its Advisory Board to explore ways to expand its reach and identify additional ways to promote responsible gambling.”