Research Center

The Oregon Gambling Research Center is a program to encourage and promote research and learning to inform lasting solutions to gambling and problem gambling related services and problems facing the State of Oregon and the nation.

The Research Center is governed by OCPG’s Board of Directors and led by Research Director, Andrea Dassopoulos. The initial research priorities  have been identifies and will be funded through original research and re-evaluation of existing data sets:

  • Best practices for effective player protection strategies as well as the marketing of treatment
  • Gaining a better understanding of youth gambling, sports betting, and online gambling 
  • Gambling within underserved communities in Oregon, including: veterans, people with intellectual and physical disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals        
  • Implications for policy changes and gambling expansions in Oregon
  • Innovative projects in other areas 


OCPG Research Center Founding Sponsors!