The International Center for Responsible Gaming has received a $600,000 donation from Bally’s Corporation (ICRG).
The grant is intended, first and foremost, for a multi-year research program on young adult gamblers.
It is hoped that this research will lead to a better understanding of the health risks that young adult gamblers face, as well as help improve the effectiveness of existing responsible gambling tools.
“We take our responsibility to educate the public, including young adult gamblers, and our employees about responsible gaming very seriously,” said Robeson Reeves, President of Interactive at Bally’s Corporation.
“We are excited to collaborate with ICRG on cutting-edge scientific research on gambling among young adults, as well as the utilization and effectiveness of responsible gambling tools.”
The ICRG will invite scientists from all over the world to apply for funding, but the organization hopes to take any findings beyond academia.
With this in mind, the ICRG will support programming that will provide industry guidelines on effective responsible gambling strategies.
The non-profit organization was founded in 1996 as the National Center for Responsible Gambling (NCRG).
Other current projects include an examination of self-imposed limits on the amount of time and money spent gambling, as well as the national impact of sports betting.
“With this grant, Bally’s Corporation has taken a giant step toward understanding the health risks of young adult gamblers and improving the effectiveness of existing responsible gambling tools,” said ICRG President Arthur Paikowsky.
“The ICRG commends Bally’s Corporation for having had such a significant impact on the field of gambling studies.”