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National Council on Problem Gambling Welcomes Stephen Crosby to Board of Directors

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The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), an advocacy organization for people and their families who are affected by problem gambling and gambling addiction, has announced the appointment of Stephen Crosby to its Board of Directors. He will represent Individual Members through July 2019, completing the board term of Julie Hynes, who recently resigned.

“We are very excited to welcome Steve to the Board. He has a lot of experience in responsible gambling and will be a great asset to our organization,” said Keith Whyte, Executive Director of NCPG.

Mr. Crosby most recently served as the Founding Chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission from 2012 to 2018, leading the development of the destination resort casino industry to full-scale operations. In that role, Crosby was spokesperson for the organization and focused special attention on the agency’s considerable innovation in a unique research agenda on the social and economic impacts of casinos, in responsible gaming strategies, and in promoting diversity in the workforce and supplier base of the casinos. He also worked collaboratively with the International Center for Gaming Regulation at the University of Nevada Las Vegas to help modernize and standardize gaming regulation.

Prior to serving as Chair of the Gaming Commission, Crosby served six years as Founding Dean of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston and as Secretary of Administration and Finance to Governor Paul Cellucci and Acting Governor Jane M. Swift from 2000 to 2002. Presently, he serves on the boards of the Center for Applied Special Technologies (CAST) and the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling.

Mr. Crosby holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and J.D. from Boston University. He has 50 years of experience in policy making, entrepreneurship, non-profits and academics.

 

About the National Council on Problem Gambling:

NCPG is the national advocate for problem gamblers and their families. NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling and works with all stakeholders to promote responsible gaming. For information on the 33rd National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling, visit www.ncpgambling.org/conference .


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New Jersey Governor Signs Bill which Allow Golden Nugget to Take NBA Bets

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill which allows the Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association (NBA) games.

Tilman Fertitta, a billionaire from Texas, is the owner Golden Nugget casino. He also owns the NBA’s Houston Rockets team. When New Jersey lawmakers legalised sports betting last year, a provision in the law banned team owners from placing or accepting bets on any games involving their sport.

“We’re grateful, and appreciative that people eventually realized this was an overreaction. It allows us to compete,” Steve Scheinthal, general counsel for the Golden Nugget’s parent company, Houston-based Landry’s Inc., said.

The ban on all NBA bets cut badly into the Golden Nugget’s New Jersey sports betting business. A gambler wanting to place bets on football at the Golden Nugget had to go somewhere else to bet on basketball, making it much less likely he or she would visit the Golden Nugget at all for sports betting.

“It was like going into a boxing ring with one arm tied behind your back. You just can’t compete that way. It gave everyone a year’s head start on us,” Scheinthal said.

 


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ESA Expresses Discontent with Recommendation of the UK’s DCMS to Regulate Loot Boxes Under Gambling Act

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Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has expressed discontent with the recommendation of the UK’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to regulate loot boxes under the Gambling laws.

Following an investigation on loot boxes, the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) parliamentary committee termed loot boxes as gambling and called for immediate measures to protect the children by regulating them under gambling laws.

In a statement, the ESA said that they take seriously the issues raised in the UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee report but strongly disagree with its findings.

“As demonstrated by the recent announcement of policies regarding the disclosure of the relative rarity or probability of obtaining virtual items in paid loot boxes, as well as the robust parental controls that empower parents to control in-game purchases, the video game industry is a leader in partnering with parents and players to create enjoyable video game experiences.”


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Kentucky AG Andy Beshear Reveals Plan for Casinos, Sports Betting Across State

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Andy Beshear, the Democratic candidate of Kentucky gubernatorial election, has unveiled his plan to expand gaming and bring casinos, sports betting, fantasy sports and potentially online poker into the Bluegrass State.

Beshear, the state’s current Attorney General, faces Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin in the November general election. Bevin has spoken out against gaming, especially as an option to increase funding for public pensions.

Beshear’s plan resembles what Illinois officials pushed through in their state earlier this year. While Illinois already had casino gaming, the new law expands the number of casino licenses available and allows sports betting across the state. Illinois plans to use the revenue stream to shore up the state’s infrastructure and fund pensions.

Kentucky is one of the 10 states in the US without a commercial or tribal casino. The border states of Kentucky such as Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio have casinos or racinos located just across the Ohio River near major population centres in Kentucky. Beshear said that the state loses out on $500 million in tax revenue annually to its neighbouring states.


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