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Don Feeney | 2013 Speakers

Director, Research & Planning,
Minnesota State Lottery

Minneapolis, USA

Mr. Don Feeney has been Research & Planning Director at the Minnesota State Lottery since 1991. He is responsible for the lottery’s market research, policy analysis, corporate social responsibility programs, strategic planning, and legislative relations. He previously worked with the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, the State Demographer’s Office, the Minnesota State Planning Agency and as a policy advisor to former Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich.

Mr. Feeney currently serves as President of the National Council on Problem Gambling in the U.S. and has been a member of its Board of Directors since 2002. His research interests include the relationship between public opinion and gambling policy, public awareness of problem gambling, and gambling and popular culture.

Mr. Feeney holds a Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard, a Master’s degree in statistics from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics from Brown University.

Don Feeney compares how gambling is perceived differently in the US versus Canada.


Don Feeney discusses whether the marketing of “Gambling as Entertainment” helped to overcome some of the stigma associated with gambling.


Don Feeney gives his perspective on how the image of gambling has changed over the years.


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