Advocacy. Awareness. Assistance.
For people experiencing problem gambling and their communities
NCPG is the national advocate for programs and services to assist people experiencing problem gambling, their families and communities. Since 1972, our network of state affiliates, individuals and corporate members has grown to include leading experts in problem gambling prevention, education, treatment, policy, research and
responsible gaming. NCPG works with government, counsellors, treatment facilities, lottery agencies and the gaming industry, associations and other organizations and individuals to achieve our mission.
Purpose: To serve as the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families.
Vision: To improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling.
Mission: To lead state and national stakeholders in the development of comprehensive policy and programs for all those affected by problem gambling.
National Conference on Problem Gambling
The oldest and largest annual conference in the world dedicated to problem gambling issues. Over 630 counsellors, researchers, regulators, industry personnel and people in recovery participated in our 2018 event, with a keynote on Youth Gambling Issues and pre-conference Summit on Sports Betting and a Tribal Responsible Gaming Summit. Attendees earned up to 30 CEUs over 4 days. National Awards were presented at the event. Conference sponsors enjoy cost-effective visibility among peers and networking opportunities.
Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Our annual PGAM grassroots campaign in March aims to raise awareness about problem gambling and to educate the public and healthcare professionals about the availability of help and hope. In 2018, over 250 organizations joined us to encourage stakeholders to Have the Conversation about problem gambling. We supported these organizations by providing FREE press releases templates, screening tools, logo files, wearable messaging and other resources. #PGAM