Funding for the NCRG is provided through a variety of sources. Commercial and Indian casino gaming companies, equipment manufacturers, vendors, NCRG board members, gaming employees and individuals all have generously contributed to the NCRG.
Boyd Gaming Corporation provided the start-up funds for the NCRG in 1996 and made a 10-year pledge of $875,000. Other leading gaming companies, including Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., International Game Technology, Mandalay Resort Group, MGM MIRAGE and Park Place Entertainment Corporation, were early and generous supporters.
Today, with the assistance of so many generous companies, organizations and individuals, more than $22 million has been committed to the NCRG, an unprecedented level of funding for gambling research from the private sector.
This funding chart provides a detailed description of how the NCRG funds research.