What: Gaming industry leaders, members of the Atlantic City community and gaming employees will come together to help the American Gaming Association (AGA) and the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) kick off the 10th anniversary of Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW).
During the event, principals will unveil the winners of the AGA’s national employee responsible gaming poster and essay contest, which drew more than 170 entrants, and will discuss responsible gaming efforts in Atlantic City and beyond.
Held annually during the first week of August, this program is part of the AGA’s Responsible Gaming National Education Campaign. The theme of this year’s RGEW campaign, “Responsible Gaming: In Your Own Words,” was chosen as a way to energize the level of employee participation in RGEW and encourage employees to think about what responsible gaming means to them during RGEW and throughout the year.
Principals will be available to the press following the conclusion of the afternoon’s formal proceedings.
Who: Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO, AGA
Gary Loveman, chairman, CEO and president, Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. and chairman, AGA
Linda Kassekert, chairwoman, New Jersey Casino Control Commission
Kevin Mullally, general counsel and director of government affairs, Gaming Laboratories International and member, board of directors, NCRG
Where: Caesars Atlantic City
2100 Pacific Avenue
First level of the casino floor near the boardwalk entrance and KWI restaurant
When: Monday, August 6, 2007
1 p.m. EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Please RSVP to Brian Lehman at 202-552-2680 or [email protected].
The AGA represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues. The association also serves as a clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern.
The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is the only national organization exclusively devoted to funding research that helps increase understanding of pathological and youth gambling and find effective methods of treatment for the disorder. Founded in 1996 as a 501(c)3 charitable organization, the NCRG’s mission is to help individuals and families affected by gambling disorders by supporting the finest peer-reviewed, scientific research into pathological and youth gambling; encouraging the application of new research findings to improve prevention, diagnostic, intervention and treatment strategies; and advancing public education about responsible gaming. The NCRG is the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) affiliated charity. For more information, visit www.ncrg.org.