Gambling and hospitality giant MGM Resort International was recognized at the 33rd National Conference of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s (NCPG). MGM’s GameSense program which aims at promoting safer gambling was chosen for the NCPG’s Public Awareness Award.
The award was given specifically for MGM’s Responsible Gaming Education Week campaign for 2018. MGM launched the GameSense Program nationwide at its properties in 2017. The program has been developed by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC).
“We can’t thank the National Council on Problem Gambling enough for presenting us with this award. Our entire team takes great pride in the work we’re doing to promote responsible gambling throughout the world,” said Rich Taylor, Executive Director of Responsible Gaming at MGM Resorts.
NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte also congratulated MGM’s management for their initiatives.
Recently, NCPG welcomed the reintroduction of the bipartisan Gambling Addiction Prevention Act of 2019. The council said that the act will help protect the health and welfare of US service personnel as it would deter the spread of gambling addiction.
Last month the NCPG also did an overhaul of its board as it is seeking new perspectives to combat the rising gambling addiction due to the changing gambling landscape in the country after the US Supreme Court legalized sports betting last year.