In partnership with University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Principal Investigators: Brett Abarbanel, PhD (Prime) & Heather Gray, PhD (Subrecipient)
Funder: MGM Resorts International via the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Timeline: 2018 – 2021

The goal of this study is to evaluate the GameSense program as implemented throughout MGM Resorts International properties in North America. GameSense is a branded responsible gambling program that includes both customer and employee facing components. Using MGM’s multi-property portfolio, this study will assess the safety, reach, and effectiveness of the MGM-GameSense program and complete a comparative analysis of the imposed (i.e., GameSense managed by entities external to MGM) and integrated (i.e., GameSense managed by MGM) models of GameSense.


Available Publications

The following publications have resulted from the Division on Addiction-University of Nevada, Las Vegas research partnership, with funding from MGM Resorts International.

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2021

Gray, H. M., Louderback, E. R., LaPlante, D. A., Abarbanel, B., & Bernhard, B. J. (2021). Gamblers’ beliefs about responsibility for minimizing gambling harm: Associations with problem gambling screening and gambling involvement. Addictive Behaviors, 114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106660 greypadlock

Gray, H. M., Louderback, E. R., LaPlante, D. A., Abarbanel, B., Kraus, S. W., & Bernhard, B. J. (2021).Who holds a shared responsibility view of minimizing gambling harm? Results from a multiwave survey of casino gamblers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (ahead of print). https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000767 greypadlock

Louderback, E. R., Gray, H. M., LaPlante, D. A., Abarbanel, B., & Bernhard, B. J. (2021). A comparison of two GameSense implementation approaches: How program awareness and engagement relate to gambling beliefs and behaviors. Journal of Gambling Studies (ahead of print). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-021-10013-6 greypadlock

2020

Abarbanel, B., Kraus, S., Huang, Q., Gray, H. M., Louderback, E. R., LaPlante, D. A., & Bernhard, B. J. (2020). Association between employee department and responsible gambling program perceptions: Extension and follow-up study. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHTI-07-2020-0116 greypadlock

2019

Abarbanel, B., Gray, H. M., LaPlante, D. A., & Bernhard, B. J. (2019). Association between employee department and responsible gambling program perceptionsInternational Gambling Studies, 19(3), 471-488. https://doi.org/10.1080/14459795.2019.1615528 greypadlock

Gray, H. M., LaPlante, D. A., Abarbanel, B., & Bernhard, B. J. (2019). Gamblers’ perceptions of stakeholder responsibility for minimizing gambling harm. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-019-0056-4 greypadlock