The American Gaming Association (AGA) shifted its attentions to Boston on Thursday for the penultimate fixture of Responsible Gaming Education Week. The Boston event hosted a panel discussion on the industry’s efforts to address problem gambling as well as underlining the AGA’s updated Code of Conduct, the Responsible Gaming Collaborative and the inroads Massachusetts has made prioritising innovative and expansive responsible gaming initiatives.

The panel included representatives from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, the National Center for Responsible Gaming, MGM Resorts International and Penn National Gaming.

Responsible Gaming Education Week provides an opportunity to showcase the industry’s year-round dedication to responsible gaming programmes and is an important part of the industry’s steadfast commitment to promoting responsible gaming. This is the second of two events held this week, with the first at the UNLV International Gaming Institute on Tuesday in Las Vegas.

To highlight the 21st anniversary of the industry’s Responsible Gaming Education Week, gaming operators and manufacturers across the United States are commemorating the industry’s responsible gaming efforts by holding dozens of local events and educational activities throughout the week.

Thursday’s panel in Boston included Stephen Crosby, chairman, Massachusetts Gaming Commission; Dr. Russell Sanna, executive director, National Center for Responsible Gaming; Alan Feldman, executive vice president, MGM Resorts International; Jim Baldacci, deputy chief compliance officer, Penn National Gaming; Marlene Warner, executive director of the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling and president of the board of directors for the National Council on Problem Gambling; and Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs of AGA.