NCPG’s Responsible Gaming Principles for Sports Gambling Legislation provide a basis for new regulations and legislation that may be enacted to allow sports betting. The principles will help protect individuals, gaming companies, and legislators by assisting the creation of reasonable efforts to prevent harm and provide treatment.
NCPG’s Resolution on the Legalization of Sports Gambling calls upon all stakeholders in the discussion over legalized sports gambling to recognize the potential impact on gambling addiction. The resolution offers direct actions for legislators and regulators, leagues and teams, and the media to minimize harm as a result of increased gambling participation.
There will be a small but significant portion of gamblers who experience negative consequences as a result of the expansion of sports betting. The National Council on Problem Gambling calls on every legislator, league, regulator, gambling operator and other interested parties to pledge to incorporate responsible gambling principles into their legislation, regulations and operations and to implement measures aimed at reducing harm as sports gambling expands across the nation.