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NCLGS Approves Resolution On Robust Problem Gambling Standards

A committee on responsible gambling unanimously approved a resolution on problem gambling on Friday at one of the nation’s largest events on legislative issues germane to the industry.

The committee approved the resolution at The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) 2023 Summer Meeting in Denver. The resolution contains 16 provisions aimed at directing states to address problem and responsible gambling issues through a combination of prevention and harm reduction, public awareness, intervention and treatment, research, and adequate funding, among other mechanisms.

As online gaming continues to expand, there is a need to look at resources for responsible gambling more closely, said Indiana state Sen. Jon Ford, who serves as the president of NCLGS.

As it relates to sports betting, numerous responsible gambling advocates have called on regulators to enact stricter measures on advertising in an effort to curb the proliferation of commercials that target minors.