U.S. Group To Fund New Research On Responsible Sports Betting

With regulated sports betting spreading across the United States, a new National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) fund is aiming to add to the available body of research to help inform policy decisions around wagering on games.

In an effort to increase research, the NRGC has raised $400,000 to allow U.S. academic institutions to study what the introduction of legal sports betting means for public health.

“Any time there is a new phenomenon, and sports betting nationwide is new for the U.S., you need to ascertain what the health impact is,” Christine Reilly, NCRG’s senior research director, told GamblingCompliance.

“In other words, are sports bettors at a high risk for gambling disorder?” Reilly asked.

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