Las Vegas Sands addresses problem gambling

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Credits: Las Vegas Sands

Las Vegas Sands recognises Problem Gambling Awareness month with educational initiatives.

US.- In recognition of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, Las Vegas Sands Corp. is holding Responsible Gaming Ambassador training sessions in Las Vegas from today until March 8th that will train more than 80 team members on the front lines to identify problem behaviour and get help to compulsive gamblers.

The company’s U.S.-based Problem Gambling Awareness Month initiative also includes a variety of educational messages and resources that are being promoted through internal communications channels as part of its ongoing worldwide mission to empower team members to take an active role in ensuring responsible gaming practices are met.

The training program focuses on the science of addictions such as problem gambling, treatment resources available in the community, and best practices for assisting guests in a sensitive manner. Dr. Bernhard, who is executive director of the International Gaming Institute at UNLV and oversees the world’s largest academic institute dedicated to the study of the global gaming industry, has worked with LVS to ensure the program is on the leading-edge of responsible gaming practices.

“It’s imperative that our team members understand the complexity of problem gambling, because their interactions can be pivotal in connecting people in need to the resources that can help,” said Maria-Christina Annaloro, director of Government Relations and Social Sciences at Las Vegas Sands. “Our top priority is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our guests, our team members and our community.”

Other team member educational initiatives for Problem Gambling Awareness Month include ongoing communications about best practices for addressing problem gambling, information on services available in the community and access to a white paper on gambling disorder from Harvard Medical School’s Division on Addiction.

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