National Council on Problem Gambling promotes new officers to advisory board

March 22, 2023 8:17 PM
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
March 22, 2023 8:17 PM
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
  • United States

The National Council on Problem Gambling recently announced the appointment of new officers to its advisory board.

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Christopher Hebert, director of the Gaming Division in the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, is the new chair of the advisory board. Herbert succeeds Oregon Lottery Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Stacy Shaw.

Entain Group Senior Vice President of American Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling Martin Lycka is the new vice chair.

“We are incredibly pleased to have Christopher and Martin leading the NCPG Advisory Board,” said NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte in a statement. “They have both been highly engaged leaders in our field for years, and we are excited to utilize their talents and expertise in a new way. I look forward to working closely with the full advisory board to advance the organization’s mission and our ambitious goals for the future.”

Herbert has served as an assistant attorney general in Louisiana for more than 18 years. He helped create the Problem Gambling Resource Services program in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health to promote awareness of  problem gambling and free gambling treatment services available for Louisiana residents.

“The National Council on Problem Gambling is unrivaled in its efforts to mitigate gambling-related harm in our country,” Hebert said. “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as advisory board chair for an organization at the forefront of protecting our citizens.”

In addition to his role at Entain, Lycka also is a trustee for Entain Foundation U.S., a nonprofit dedicated to promoting responsible gambling, sports integrity, and corporate compliance in the U.S.

“The National Council on Problem Gambling is widely recognized as a nationwide leader in problem gambling awareness, education, and advocacy,” Lycka said. “I have been very supportive of their work for years as a member of their advisory board, and as such, it is an honor to be appointed their vice chair.”