News and Publications

The Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance disseminates a wide range of information regarding problem gambling, including both national and state perspectives. The latest news from NPGA is provided in quarterly newsletters while a variety of reports and presentations provide insight into public policy, research and professional training.

NPGA Press Releases

Problem Gambling Awareness Month — March 2016

NPGA Newsletters

The Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance publishes the Northern Light newsletter quarterly. If you’d like to receive this newsletter, please send an email to Linda Bisdorf. Past issues of Northern Light are available as detailed below:

Print Articles

Northstar commentary in Star Tribune on fantasy sports.

Heathcare News in August 2013. View or download a pdf here.
“Gambling on the Brain,” reprinted from Scientific American.

Radio and Television

Public service announcements are often played on multiple stations throughout the state during National Problem Gambling Awareness Week.
Listen to the National Problem Gambling Awareness Radio Spots:
15-second radio spot
30-second radio spot

Watch a television interview promoting National Problem Gambling Awareness Week.

We are also happy to make the recording (one 15-second spot and one 30-second spot) available for websites and other media outlets. To request a recording, please email or right click on the above links and choose the “save link as” option.


Reports and Presentations

Minnesota Perspectives

Southeast Asian Perspectives on Gambling
Latino Perspectives on Gambling
Gambling Treatment: The Significant Others Perspective
Gambling Among Minnesota American Indian Public School Students (1992-2010)
Gambling Among Minnesota American Indian Public School Students

Gambling in Minnesota, 2011 Overview
Affected Others’ Concerns: People whose lives have been affected by problem gamblers
Article on Gambling Addiction in the Minnesota Healthcare News
DHS Summit Report 2015
Gambling and Problem Gambling Among Older Minnesota Adults

Professional Tools and Resources

An Educational Guide for Charitable Gambling Staff
South Oaks Gambling Screen
Finances and the Compulsive Gambler
Motivational Interviewing
Medication Side Effect: Compulsive Gambling
Problem Gambling Education and Training Services by the North American Training Institute (NATI)
Recovery from the Gambler’s Perspective
2013 National Survey of Problem Gambling Services

Public Policy

Public Perceptions of Problem Gambling
NCPG Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on Internet Gambling
NCPG Testifies to Subcommittee on Internet Gambling (C-Span video, Oct. 25, 2011)
National Council on Problem Gambling Congressional Bills (2012)
National Council on Problem Gambling’s Internet Responsible Gambling Standards (April 23, 2012)

Research Resources

Alberta Gaming Institute Research
National Center for Responsible Gaming
American Gaming Association