NCRG site combats problem gambling on college campuses
April 1, 2011
The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) has launched a new Web site aimed at helping colleges and universities tackle problem gaming on college campuses.
The site, collegegambling.org, collects and offers the latest research and best practices on problem gaming awareness and prevention to help the schools and their students address the issue of on-campus wagering.
According to the NCRG, 75 percent of college students gambled during the past year (whether legally or illegally, on campus or off). While the vast majority of those old enough to legally gamble can do so responsibly, the most recent research estimates that 6 percent of college students in the U.S. have a serious gambling problem that can result in psychological difficulties, unmanageable debt and failing grades.
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