• Strikes For Responsible Gaming: Bocce Bash!

    05.10.17Barbara Rollins

    Contact:
    Keith Whyte, Executive Director
    National Council on Problem Gambling
    202-547-9204
    ncpg@ncpgambling.org

    Strikes For Responsible Gaming: Bocce Bash!

    Washington, DC, May 10, 2017 — “Strikes for Responsible Gaming: Bocce Bash” is the theme as attendees of LaFleur’s Lottery Symposium come together to enjoy an evening of fun, food and bocce ball on Wednesday, May 10 at Pinstripes Georgetown in Washington, DC, with proceeds benefiting the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).

    The event will be hosted by TLF Publications, a media outlet for information about the lottery industry, in partnership with their La Fleur’s Lottery Symposium. Now in its fifth year, the bowling event has almost tripled in size. Tournament Sponsors Connecticut Lottery, Virginia Lottery and Scientific Games ensure attendees have reserved bocce courts and generous refreshments – optimum conditions for networking while learning about responsible gaming. This year’s Court Sponsors include IGT, GameOlogy, Linq3 and Vision Critical.

    “TLF Publications is proud to again sponsor Strikes for Responsible Gaming and we’re looking forward to the new, very social twist of playing bocce,” said President & CEO Terri Markle. “We are delighted to bring together the top executives in the lottery industry to help support responsible gaming at our conference. Strikes is a fun way to help address a small but serious issue.”

    “We are grateful to LaFleurs and all our sponsors for their support of this event, “ said Keith Whyte, Executive Director of NCPG. “By coming together at events like Strikes we can develop creative, collaborative and common-sense responsible gaming programs. The charitable contributions also help sustain our national safety net of prevention and treatment programs throughout the country.”

    Proceeds support NCPG’s programs, including the National Problem Gambling Helpline (800-522-4700) and its newly expanded access through text and online chat, which received over 330,000 contacts last year. The Helpline is a vital lifeline that connects people experiencing a gambling problem and their families to help in their local area.

    For more information or to attend this event, contact NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte at 202-547-9204 or ncpg@ncpgambling.org .

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    NCPG is the national advocate for problem gamblers and their families. NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling and leads state and national stakeholders in the development of comprehensive policy and programs for all those affected by problem gambling. Our vision is to improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling.