MGM Resorts Senior Vice President Alan Feldman has been named chairman of the board of The National Center for Responsible Gaming in Washington.
The National Center was established in 1996 to fund peer-reviewed scientific research about gambling disorders and addictions, and to provide public education about responsible gambling. Its initial funding was from Boyd Gaming, Harrah's Entertainment, International Game Technology, Mandalay Resort Group, MGM Mirage, Grand Casinos and Station Casinos.
Feldman replaces Glenn Christenson, managing director of Velstand Investments LLC and a former chief financial officer of Station Casinos. Christenson served as chairman of the board of directors for three years and will remain on the board. He currently is the chairman of the board of the Nevada Development Authority.
“I am honored that the NCRG board has put their confidence in me to follow Glenn Christensen in this capacity," Feldman said. "Glenn has done an incredible job of leading the NCRG in creating new initiatives that help to translate the NCRG-funded research findings into practical, real-world applications. Under his astute leadership, the NCRG has created the NCRG Centers of Excellence in Gambling Research and extraordinary resources such as CollegeGambling.org. I hope to build on this success by expanding our efforts to raise awareness of problem gambling and responsible gaming through the top-notch, peer-reviewed research and public education initiatives that makes the NCRG a leading organization in this field.”
The NCRG board also elected Mark Vander Linden, executive officer of the Office of Gambling Treatment and Prevention at the Iowa Department of Public Health, to join as a board member.