Name Date/Time Location Summary CEUs
Problem Gambling Awareness Month March
All Month
Nationwide Grassroots Campaign

This grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign’s goal is to educate the general public and healthcare professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and to raise awareness about the help that is available both locally and nationally. March 1 – 31 annually. Free resources and materials are available, along with news about events and activities across the country – visit:


Tell us what you and your organization are planning to do for PGAM 2017 – email Sushmita Upadhaya at

Strikes! for Responsible Gaming Weds., May 10, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pinstripes Georgetown, Washington, DC

Enjoy networking and awareness opportunities joining the projected 100 attendees in DC at Pinstripes Georgetown, a unique restaurant/bar that provides bocce and bowling in an upscale setting with good music and great food and drinks. Pick your team or join up with other attendees from La Fleur’s Lottery Symposium on the spot!

Create impact and enjoy cost-effective visibility in the Problem Gambling and Responsible Gaming fields by sponsoring the Strikes event. Sponsorship deadlines: last minute May 3; for complete benefits March 10, 2017. Bowling is optional!

31st National Conference on Problem Gambling July 19 - 22, 2017
Portland, Oregon

31st National Conference on Problem Gambling:
Listening, Learning, Leading

Main Conference July 21-22, 2017

Pre-Conference July 19-20, 2017

Welcome Reception July 20, 2017

Portland, Oregon
Doubletree by Hilton

Hosted by the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling

30 CEUs Available
Mainstream Programs Basic Training March 22, 2017
Clark County Government Center, Las Vegas

Syndey Smith, NCGC-II, CPGC-S of Rise Center for Recovery will be presenting a 3 hour introduction to problem gambling for continuing professional education. PGAM flyers, buttons and community resource information will be distributed.

18th Annual Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling Statewide Conference March 22-24, 2017
The Osthoff Resort 101 Osthoff Ave Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling, Inc. will be hosting its 18th Annual Statewide Compulsive Gambling Awareness Conference. The Conference will take place March 23rd and 24th, 2017 at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Additionally, a pre-conference will be held on March 22nd, 2017.

Mark Your Calendars!

Problem Gambling Research Forum Thursday, March 23, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
3550 West Oxford Avenue (at South Lowell Blvd) Denver, Colorado 80236

The Colorado Office of Behavioral Health is sponsoring a Problem Gambling Research Forum.

Presented by:

Kathleen M. Scanlan, Executive Director

Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators

John Bundrick, LPC, NCGC-II

Jennifer Bundrick, MD

Out of The Darkness Walk March 25
Craig Ranch Regional Park, Las Vegas Nevada

A walk to raise awareness and funds for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to support research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors.

Webinar: Harm Reduction and Gambling Disorder March 31, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learning Objectives: Attendees should be able to:
-Identify at least two (2) strategies for using limited gambling as a treatment goal for clients.
-Identify key elements for using harm reduction in the treatment of problem gambling.
-Describe family involvement strategies when working on limited gambling and harm reduction strategies in the treatment of problem gambling.

Fayette County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc March 20, 2017
9:00 AM EST - 3:00 PM EST
2201 University Drive Lemont Furnace, PA 15456


Dr. John D. Massella; LPC, NCC, CCS, CCDP
Assistant Professor/Clinician
California University of Pennsylvania

Lieutenant James A. Jones Jr. (Pennsylvania State Police)

Time: Registration/continental breakfast:
8:30am Training: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Penn State Fayette
Eberly Building – Corporate Training Center
2201 University Drive
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456

Cost: FREE (refreshments provided)

This workshop will review the following information:

  • Gambling definition · myths & facts · types of gamblers
  • How the brain reinforces gambling behavior
  • Similarities and differences to substance abuse · treatment
  • Small games of chance act

Register by calling (724) 438-3576 x 159 or email

Focus on the Future – TOGETHER! April 24-27, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hotel RL Olympia, WA

Co-hosted by the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling and TOGETHER!
Special sessions for:
* Addictions / Mental Health
* Law and Justice
* Prevention / Awareness
* Recovery Support
* Youth / Community Services
More details here.

Webinar: What Does Recovery Look Like for an Individual with Gambling Disorder April 28, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learning Objectives: Attendees should be able to:
-Define and differentiate between a recovery promotion and relapse prevention perspective.
-Present an empowerment model that supports client goals and multiple pathways to recovery.
-Discuss systems and personal change needed for transformation at all levels to a recovery oriented system of care.

Webinar: Older Adults and Problem Gambling May 26, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn about the risks associated with older adult gambling; why they are more vulnerable to developing a gambling problem; and what safe guards can be established for this fixed income community.  Attendees should be able to:
-Identify the three (3) signs for older adult risky gambling behaviors.
-Understand why older adults are more vulnerable to the consequences of gambling problems.
-Identify the three (3) safeguards that older adults can incorporate into their behavior that will help them make their gambling safe on a fixed income.

MD 2016-17 WEBINAR Series: Older Adults and Problem Gambling


11th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling June 1-2, 2017
Suncoast Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling is an annual event presented by the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling. This year the event will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Up to 12 CEU’s Available.  Approved Provider for Nevada State Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors, Approval # 2017-08.  Applications/Approvals pending for National Council on Problem Gambling, State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers, State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors, and State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners.

For any questions, please contact the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling at 702-369-9740 or email us at

14th Annual Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse June 21-23, 2017
Hilton Kansas City Airport, 8801 N.W. 112th, St. Kansas City, Mo. 64153

The theme for the 14th Annual Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse is “Evolution through Innovation.”

The conference will start at 8:00 a.m. for registration on June 21, 2017 and conclude at 12:00 p.m. on June 23, 2017.  There will be an optional Ethics training on that Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

More 2017 Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse information will be posted here.

Conference questions should be directed to Connor Stieferman at (573) 526-7467, or

Webinar: Gambling Problems Among Individuals with Serious Mental Illness June 30, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learning Objectives: Attendees should be able to:
-Identify the impact of gambling among individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness.
-Identify at least three common perceived benefits of gambling for individuals with serious mental illness.
-Identify treatment approaches to address gambling problems among those with serious mental illness.