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National Council on Problem Gambling unveils advisory board


The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), the US organization for people affected by problem gambling and addiction, has announced a new advisory board, featuring a number of executives and senior personnel from across the industry.

The new board will provide advice and guidance to the NCPG in its efforts to support individuals and their families suffering from gambling-related problems.

The board comprises 10 individuals across two groups: emeritus advisors and at-large advisors. All members have been voted onto the board by the NCPG’s board of directors.

Don Feeney, president of Northstar Alliance on Problem Gambling and former research director of the Minnesota State Lottery; and Maureen Greeley, executive director at the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling, will serve as emeritus advisors.

Other emeritus advisors include Ray Pineault, president and general manager at Mohegan Sun; Steve Crosby, founding board chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission; and Marlene Warner, executive director at the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling.

At-large advisors include Richard Schuetz, former commissioner of the California Gambling Control Commission; and Reece Middleton, former executive director of the Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling.

Maria-Christina Annaloro, director of government relations and social sciences at Las Vegas Sands; Kirsten Clark, executive director at the International Association of Gaming Advisors; and Martin Lycka, director of regulatory affairs at GVC will also act as at-large advisors.

“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. NCPG faces an ever more complex ecosystem of issues to address,” NCPG executive director Keith Whyte said.

“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.”