AGA launches online gambling quiz
By Paul
The American Gaming Association (AGA) is marking its fifth annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (Aug. 5-9) by launching an interactive quiz on the AGA Web site to test employee as well as public awareness of responsible gaming and disordered gambling. The AGA is an advocacy group for the casino industry.

The quiz, created with the guidance of the Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders at Harvard Medical School's Division on Addictions, includes such questions as 'What percentage of adults in the United States currently have a gambling disorder?' and 'What is the legal gambling age in the United States?'

The AGA will announce informal results of the quiz by sector -- 'casino,' 'regulatory,' 'lottery,' 'media,' 'government' and others -- at the conclusion of Responsible Gaming Education Week.

'We are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to get the message out about responsible gaming,' said AGA President and CEO Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. 'With the quiz, people can logon to the AGA Web site, answer the questions, and immediately walk away with a greater understanding of the important issues relating to this topic. The Internet allows us to reach a large audience of people and educate them in a serious yet engaging way.'

The quiz will remain on the AGA Web site throughout the week.

Responsible Gaming Education Week is part of the Responsible Gaming National Education Campaign, a program spearheaded by the AGA that includes a lecture series, training and workshops, materials development and other initiatives.

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