Loot Boxes: What Are They and What Safeguards are Needed?

A feature that has become part of the majority of popular video games threatens to become a gateway to problem gambling according to many experts in the field. Loot boxes are consumable virtual items in video games that can be redeemed to receive a randomized...

Northstar Finalizes Strategic Plan

Northstar’s new strategic plan was approved by the board of directors in April. The final plan details six major organizational goals and 19 key strategies. The full strategic plan can be viewed here. Goals The goals identified in the process look out 10-15 years and...

State Opens RFP for Problem Gambling Treatment Providers

Are you interested in becoming a Minnesota certified problem gambling treatment provider? If so, the deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2019. For more information, click here. Providers who are not familiar with the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ RFP process...