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Responsible gaming event

Sep 30, 2003 5:26 AM

Mark Macarro, tribal chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, and Phil Satre, chairman of Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. (HET), will be the principal speakers at the first annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Week to be held at Sacramento and Temecula.

Both speakers will give their addresses at a luncheon scheduled for Oct. 17 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif.

The program to held from Oct. 13 to Oct. 17, is being co-sponsored by the California Nations Indian Gaming Association and the California Council on Problem Gambling.

In announcing the program, Brenda Soulliere, chairman of CNIGA, said, "Chairman Macarro and Mr. Satre both have a sincere and deep commitment to an increased understanding of addiction in this country. That’s what this weeklong series of conferences is all about.

Titled "Tumbling Dice," the event will consist of three days of panel discussions, workshops and seminars at which the nation’s leading experts will discuss problem gambling. Topics will include the science of impulse control disorders and what can be done to treat problem and pathological gamblers. Tribal leaders and state officials also will discuss what tribal and state government leaders are doing to confront the problem.