Yale To Host Center for Gambling Research

Yale University and the University of Minnesota will host the first two Centers of Excellence in Gambling Research established by the National Center for Responsible Gaming.

Each center will receive a three-year grant of $402,500 in order to conduct long-term innovative and multidisciplinary research and education efforts aimed at combating gambling disorders.

The Yale center will be headed by Marc Potenza, M.D., who will conduct clinical trials of the drug naltrexone as a potential treatment for problem gambling. University of Minnesota researchers will attempt to identify young adults at risk of developing pathological gambling.

The non-profit NCRG has supported gambling research primarily through a $7-million grant to the Division on Addictions at Cambridge Health Alliance and through smaller project-based grants around the world. The creation of new centers of excellence marks an expansion of those efforts.

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