US National Council on Problem Gambling names Advisory Board

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The National Council on Problem Gambling, a leading US organisation for those affected by problem gambling and gambling addiction, has announced its new 10-strong Advisory Board.

“The problem and responsible gambling environment in the US is changing rapidly with the continued expansion of casinos, lotteries, and the addition of sports betting,” said Keith Whyte, Executive Director of NCPG.

“NCPG faces an ever more complex ecosystem of issues to address. We are so thankful to and excited for the Advisory Board members to collaboratively guide NCPG in our efforts to raise awareness about problem gambling and increase resources for addressing this important issue.”

The Advisory Board provides a means for leaders in the fields of problem gambling and responsible gambling that are engaged with NCPG to provide advice and insight on matters of significance to its board of directors and leadership.

  • Maria-Christina Annaloro,Director of Government Relations & Social Sciences, Las Vegas Sands
  • Kirsten Clark, Executive Director, International Association of Gaming Advisors
  • Steve Crosby, Founding Board Chair, Massachusetts Gaming Commission
  • Don Feeney, President, Northstar Alliance on Problem Gambling
  • Maureen Greeley, Executive Director, Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling
  • Martin Lycka, Director of Regulatory Affairs, GVC
  • Reece Middleton, Former Executive Director, Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling
  • Ray Pineault, President & General Manager, Mohegan Sun
  • Richard Schuetz Former Commissioner, California Gambling Control Commission
  • Marlene Warner, Executive Director, Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

Advisory Board member Don Feeney said: “I’m excited and proud to be working with such a knowledgeable and talented group that shares a passion for helping those affected by problem gambling. I’m grateful to the board of directors for giving me this opportunity to continue being of service.”

Kirsten Clark of IAGA commented: “Promoting responsible gambling initiatives continues to be of vital importance to the global gaming industry, and NCPG plays a critical role in developing programs and resources that help operators, regulators, and players identify and respond to problem gambling.”

GVC’s Martin Lycka stated: “I am privileged, as well as very excited, to have been selected to serve on the Advisory Board of the NCPG, the world’s longest established NGO dedicated to addressing issues surrounding problem gambling.

“I hope that the experience I have amassed in the global betting and gaming industry over the course of the last 10 years will contribute towards making the nascent US sports betting market the safest one in the world.”