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Charter Hospital of Las Vegas, Nevada Records on Problem Gambling (MS-00320)

Abstract

The Charter Hospital of Las Vegas, Nevada Records on Problem Gambling are comprised of various professional papers, reports, articles, and documents related to compulsive gambling and pathological gambling dating from 1968 to 1987. The focus of the records is compulsive gambling, therapy and treatments, and Gambler's Anonymous. Many of the papers included are copies of articles and conference papers about problem gaming.

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Date
1968-1987
Extent
0.4 Linear Feet (1 Box)
Resource Type
Records
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Charter Hospital of Las Vegas, Nevada Records on Problem Gambling are comprised of various professional papers, reports, articles, and documents related to compulsive gambling and pathological gambling, dating from 1968 to 1987. The focus of the records is on compulsive gambling, therapy and treatments, and Gambler's Anonymous. Many of the papers included are copies of articles and conference papers about problem gaming.

Biographical / Historical Note

The treatment programs for pathological gamblers at the Charter Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada were established by Dr. Robert Custer and co-designed by Dr. Rob Hunter in 1986. This program was the first in the state to help those with gambling addiction. The Charter Hospital was closed in 1998. In response, Dr. Hunter established an outpatient clinic known as the Problem Gambling Center (PGC) that is still in operation as of 2015.

"About PGC." Problem Gambling Center website. Accessed June 8, 2015.

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order.

Preferred Citation

Charter Hospital of Las Vegas, Nevada Records on Problem Gambling, 1968-1987. MS-00320. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00320
Acquisition Note

Materials were accessioned in 1990; accession number 90-71.

Processing Note

Materials were processed by Special Collections Staff.

In 2015, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Kayla McDuffie revised and enhanced the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.

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