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AGA donates $100k to sports betting research

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The research supported by NCRG’s fund will equip operators, policymakers and more than 4,000 regulators. Credits: AGA

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has donated US$100k to fund new research on sports betting.

US.- The National Center for Responsible Gaming’s (NCRG) new Fund to Support Research on Sports Wagering is the first in the US to study the impact of sports betting on American bettors. As part of its campaign to improve the gambling industry in the US, the American Gaming Association (AGA) has donated US$100k as a founding donor to support the sports betting research.

AGA said that the research supported by NCRG’s fund will equip operators, policymakers and more than 4,000 regulators across the country with science-based evidence to assess and design gaming provisions and policies that protect consumers and prioritise responsible gaming above all else.

The fund’s creation was discussed yesterday at a Get To Know Gaming event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The event is part of the Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW).

The CEO’s word

Bill Miller, president and CEO of the AGA, said that the expansion of legal, regulated sports betting has made it increasingly important that responsible gaming is not just a signature priority in new gaming markets, but also that they continue to deepen their understanding of effective practices. “The American Gaming Association is happy to be a founding donor of this important endeavour,” Miller said.

“The NCRG has long been a catalyst in the field of gaming research. This fund is especially significant because it will open up research in a previously understudied field in the United States. It will define what we know about the effects of sports wagering for years to come,” said Dr Russell Sanna, executive director for the National Center for Responsible Gaming. “With new opportunities for legal sports betting around the country, policymakers, practitioners, the entire industry, and the public will benefit from expanding our knowledge on this issue.”

Contributors

AGA also said that MGM Resorts Internacional joined the association as a founding donor. It also highlighted other members such as William Hill US, GVC Holdings, IGT, NASCAR and Hard Rock International as important contributors.

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