About Us

Vision and Mission

By promoting awareness, providing education and advocating for change, we can create a more informed and compassionate society equipped to support those impacted by gambling-related harm.

Vision. Mission. Purpose.


To advance well-being by minimizing harm from gambling problems.


To lead awareness and advocacy efforts to reduce gambling harm.


To serve as the national advocate to mitigate gambling-related harm.

Core values
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We do not take a position for or against legalized gambling.  We advocate solely for those affected by problem gambling.

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We believe that our mission is best served by the collaborative action of a broad range of people and organizations.

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We will treat all those affected by problem gambling and all stakeholders with respect.

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We will strive to be an objective, accurate and reliable source of information for all those concerned with problem gambling.

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Major Programs

The National Problem Gambling Helpline

The National Problem Gambling Helpline (1-800-GAMBLER) serves as a single national access point to local resources and referrals.

National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling

The National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling annually brings together over 600 local, national and international experts in problem gambling and responsible gambling to educate and inform a diverse group of public health, prevention, treatment, advocacy, recovery, research, regulatory and gambling industry professionals.

National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM), held annually in March is a grassroots public awareness campaign to increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services.

Gift Responsibly Campaign

Throughout November and December, participating organizations will work to educate communities about the dangers of gifting lottery tickets to children, raise awareness about the risks of youth gambling and promote responsible gambling practices for those of legal age who choose to gamble.

Support NCPG's Mission

NCPG receives no federal or dedicated state-level funding. We rely on funding from individual members and donors to advance our mission. To amplify your community impact, join us or make a tax-deductible donation today.