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Gambling Research

Harvard Medical School Division of Addictions
The Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders

The Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders was established in 2000 as a program of Harvard Medical School’s Division on Addictions. Its mission is to alleviate the individual, social, medical and economic burdens caused by pathological gambling through support of rigorous scientific research.

The WAGER
The WAGER (Weekly Addiction Gambling Education Report) is a weekly research bulletin published by the Division on Addictions at Harvard Medical School in collaboration with the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling.

McGill University’s International Center for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors

The Center at McGill University is actively involved in research, treatment, prevention, training and social policy issues regarding the gambling activities of children and youth.

National Council on Problem Gambling

The mission of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education. The NCPG currently has 34 state affiliate chapters, and numerous corporate and individual members encompassing the leading U. S. and international experts in problem gambling policy, research, prevention, education and treatment.

New York Council on Problem Gambling

The New York Council on Problem Gambling is a not-for-profit corporation, under contract with the State Office of Mental Health and Department of Health, dedicated to increasing public awareness about problem and compulsive gambling and advocating for support services and treatment for persons adversely affected by gambling. The council maintains a neutral stance on gambling, is governed by a Board of Directors, and is an affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling.

North American Training Institute

Established in 1988, the North American Training Institute (NATI) is a private, not-for-profit, Minnesota-based corporation. NATI’s expertise lies in the development and presentation of professional training programs and courses, research facilitation and the distribution of research-based information on the topics of pathological and underage gambling.

National Center for Responsible Gaming

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) was founded in 1996 as the first national organization devoted exclusively to funding independent, peer-reviewed scientific research on pathological and youth gambling. In a field that is just emerging, continued research is critical to the advancement of scientific breakthroughs that will aid in developing tools for prevention and treatment. The NCRG’s mission is to help individuals and families affected by gambling disorders by supporting the finest peer-reviewed research; encouraging the application of new research findings to improve prevention, diagnostic, intervention and treatment strategies; and enhancing public awareness.

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO)

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO) is an independent knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) organization that aims to eliminate harm from gambling. Our goal is to support evidence-informed decision making in responsible gambling policies, standards and practices. The work we do is intended for researchers, policy makers, gambling regulators and operators, and treatment and prevention service providers. 

University of Nevada’s Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming

The Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming was established by the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1989. As the first academically-oriented program of its kind, the institute serves as a structure to broaden the understanding of gambling and the commercial gaming industries. Its aim is to encourage and promote research and learning so that the multifaceted issues surrounding gambling and commercial gaming and the ways in which individuals and society-at-large are affected might be addressed.

About Us
RIA in the evening

UB’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is a long-standing national leader in the study of alcohol and substance abuse. For more than 40 years, RIA has conducted groundbreaking research on significant addiction issues, including:

Part of UB’s Downtown Campus, RIA is a key contributor to UB’s reputation for research excellence and a proud member of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. 

Contact Us

Research Institute on Addictions
1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Telephone: 716-887-2566
Fax: 716-887-2252
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