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The Partnership for Excellence in Education and Responsible Gaming (PEER) is a one-of-a-kind program created by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) to provide gaming entities with the tools and resources needed to develop a comprehensive and world-class responsible gaming program.

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  1. 1. PEER: Partnership for Excellence in Education and Responsible Gaming
  2. 2. NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING | National Center for Responsible Gaming Established as a nonprofit in 1996 to help individuals and families affected by gambling disorders by: <ul><li>Supporting the finest peer-reviewed, scientific research into pathological and youth gambling </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging practical applications of research findings to improve prevention, diagnostic, intervention and treatment strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Advancing public education about gambling disorders and responsible gaming </li></ul>
  3. 3. NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING | <ul><li>Responsible Gaming Programs: </li></ul><ul><li>A Growing Need </li></ul><ul><li>Most gaming jurisdictions – including tribal governments – require casinos to have responsible gaming programs </li></ul><ul><li>Many casinos lack tools and information needed to make lasting impact </li></ul><ul><li>Real need expressed for comprehensive programs and resources to promote responsible gaming among employees and patrons </li></ul>
  4. 4. NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING | The NCRG created the Partnership for Excellence in Education and Responsible Gaming (PEER) program to address this need.
  5. 5. NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING | Concept Behind PEER <ul><li>In 2003, the American Gaming Association (AGA) enacted the AGA Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming, one of the world’s most respected and comprehensive responsible gaming programs </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility to these resources has in the past been restricted to AGA member companies </li></ul><ul><li>Through a unique partnership between the AGA and the NCRG, membership in the PEER program provides full access to the PEER Resource Guide, a blueprint for implementing provisions of the AGA Code </li></ul>
  6. 6. NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING | <ul><li>Elements of PEER </li></ul><ul><li>The PEER Resource Guide – housed on the NCRG Web site – provides the </li></ul><ul><li>tools to develop and implement a world-class responsible gaming education </li></ul><ul><li>program, no matter the size of the organization. These include: </li></ul><ul><li>Videos, worksheets and other learning tools for employees </li></ul><ul><li>Information on responsible gaming training programs, including special membership rates for EMERGE, the premier training program </li></ul><ul><li>Best practices resources outlining elements of successful existing programs </li></ul><ul><li>Brochures, signage and other materials about responsible gaming, the odds of casino games, unattended minors and related topics </li></ul>
  7. 7. NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING | <ul><li>Elements of PEER, cont. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials and resources for setting up a self-exclusion program </li></ul><ul><li>Tools and best practices to train employees on preventing underage gambling </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance in designing and implementing a responsible alcohol service policy </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines for advertising </li></ul>
  8. 8. NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING | <ul><li>EMERGE In-Depth </li></ul><ul><li>EMERGE (Executive, Management and Employee Responsible Gaming Education), is a science-based employee education program </li></ul><ul><li>EMERGE is designed to exceed the requirements of company and state regulations </li></ul><ul><li>EMERGE is customizable and translates the most current scientific research on gambling disorders into a practical tool for casino employees. </li></ul>
  9. 9. NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING | <ul><li>EMERGE In-Depth, cont. </li></ul><ul><li>EMERGE is the only employee education </li></ul><ul><li>program: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed by Harvard Medical School faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grounded in the latest scientific research on addiction and gambling disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using a cutting-edge, interactive online training platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing a media-rich experience with video, audio and graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approved by a third-party credentialing organization </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING | Additional Benefits <ul><li>PEER program members will receive the NCRG’s PEER Program Seal, identifying your organization as having made a commitment to responsible gaming </li></ul><ul><li>If hands-on assistance is required, a trained PEER Program Ambassador will work with you to develop and implement a tailored program </li></ul><ul><li>PEER members will be recognized as supporters of the NCRG </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Code of Conduct requires annual audit of adherence to provisions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Casino “Report Card” demonstrates your accomplishment to tribal government, regulators, community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Certify employees through EMERGE program </li></ul>NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING | Program Accountability
  12. 12. NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING | Getting Started <ul><li>You’re just three easy steps away from putting your </li></ul><ul><li>organization on the road to developing a world-class </li></ul><ul><li>responsible gaming program: </li></ul><ul><li>Join the PEER Program </li></ul><ul><li>Decide if your organization requires assistance from a PEER Program Ambassador </li></ul><ul><li>Decide if you want to utilize the cutting-edge EMERGE employee training program </li></ul>
  13. 13. NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING | PEER Membership <ul><li>Available to any individual gaming enterprise not currently an AGA member </li></ul><ul><li>Annual membership fees determined on a sliding scale according to the size of your organization </li></ul><ul><li>Additional costs will be incurred for EMERGE training and/or in-person consultation with a PEER Program Ambassador </li></ul><ul><li>Since materials are administered through the NCRG, membership fees will be used to fund research and outreach related to responsible gaming </li></ul>
  14. 14. NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING | Why Commit to PEER <ul><li>Opportunity to access the most respected resources available in responsible gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Meet your regulatory requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Position your organization as a solid corporate citizen </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate commitment to your employees, patrons and the community </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the right thing to do! </li></ul>

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