Long term executive of MGM Resorts International, Alan Feldman, has been elected as the chairman of the Nevada State Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling (ACPG), under the Department of Health and Human Services.
As part of the new role, Feldman will oversee both the planning and implementation of MGM’s policy development on industry issues and programs, with most of his focus lying with responsible gambling.
Feldman will also assist the committee in its mission of supporting effective problem gambling prevention methods, education, treatment and research programs throughout Nevada.
“Mr Feldman’s willingness to serve in this capacity is another example of the gaming industry’s longstanding commitment to working with all stakeholders, to address this important community health issue,” stated Carol O’Hare, executive director of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, and member of the ACPG.
Having been part of the launch of GameSense, which has been integrated across all of the organisations US premises, with the player-focused responsible gambling program encouraging individuals to adopt behaviours and attitudes that can reduce the risk of developing gambling disorder.
Feldman currently holds the position of chairman of the board of the National Center for Responsible Gaming, in addition to acting as a long-serving member on the advisory board for the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling.
Feldman commented on his new appointment: “It’s an honour and a privilege to be elected as the new chair of the Nevada State Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling.
“I am proud to serve as a representative of the state’s gaming industry, which shares the same goals for education, prevention, treatment and research on responsible gambling.
“I look forward to working with the ACPG on establishing a comprehensive program to achieve these goals across the state.”