RenOvations Volume 1, Number 9

Annual Parking Lot Sale Fundraiser for Non-Profit   Reno Problem Gambling Center – 527 Humboldt Street     All proceeds benefit the Reno Problem Gambling Center, a non-profit counseling and treatment center meeting the needs of problem gamblers and their families.   We need your donations of good new/used items!  Call us and arrange a time […]

RenOvations Volume 1, Number 8

Greetings from the CEO – April 2013       What’s Ahead: Nevada’s Big Give April 25 UNR Volunteer Team Gives Us a Public Relations Kickoff Adopted by the Reno Church of Christ State Conference Excellence and Fun   Nevada’s Big Give April 25 How about a return on your investment that will help 7 […]

RenOvations Volume 1, Number 7

Parking Lot Sale Success!   The staff of the Reno Problem Gambling Center (pictured here: Denise Quirk, Colin Hodgen on the right and George Howell on the left) wish to thank you for your generous support of our second annual Parking Lot fundraiser, held at the RPGC on Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, […]

RenOvations Volume 1, Number 6

Get Office and School Supplies and Support the RPGC!   Did you know… you can get great prices on all your office and back to school supplies, have them delivered conveniently to your door in as fast as two business days, and have a portion of each sale go to support the RPGC?  It's true!  The […]

Letter to the Gaming Commissioner from Carol O’Hare

What would you say to the Nevada State Gaming Commission, given the opportunity to share your opinion about Internet gaming?  Here's what our esteemed Advisory Board member and Executive Director of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling did say….

A Different View of the Super Bowl

By Past Chairwoman of the Board Shirley Rodgers I have never been a fan of professional football.  I did, however, marry a man who very passionately followed professional football.  I could tolerate his passion regarding watching his favorite team.  However, I did not understand why it was necessary to watch all other games.  He said […]

ONLINE GAMBLING: Editorial by Colin Hodgen

The U.S. and the world recently “celebrated” Super Bowl Sunday for the 46th year. The festivities and hoopla have grown more intense with every passing year. So, too, does the economic impact. Hosting the game alone is estimated to have added $500 million dollars to the Indianapolis, Indiana economy (Associated Press), and the total estimated […]

United Way Site Visit

The next step to United Way grant funding was completed 2/9/12 following our application for $75,000 in grant funds. Denise and George gave five United Way Board members the grand tour of the Center and answered questions about the “TOPGUN” grant that RPGC submitted (“Treatment Opportunities for Problem Gambling Urgently Needed”).

Board Chair, Judy Cornelius, Retires from UNR

Judy Cornelius has been known to gaming and problem gambling experts, therapists, researchers, teachers and economists for years as the go-to gal at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming for more than 25 years.  This past June, Judy packed up her office and headed home to her […]

Internet Gaming: A Puzzling Issue

  By Shirley Rodgers, Past Chair and Board of Directors Member, RPGC Is Internet Gaming the Answer?  This is the question addressed in an article by Matt Richtel published in The New York Times on August 14, 2011. The District of Columbia and many states believe the answer is “Yes!”  Adding funds to depleted coffers […]