NCPG is the national advocate for the people, families and communities impacted by problem gambling. We lead state and national stakeholders in the development of comprehensive policy and programs for all those affected by problem gambling.
Key Advocacy Goals
- Dedicated funding for problem gambling services and prevention programs as well as independent research on the state and national level.
- Federal recognition of problem gambling as an addiction eligible for resources and treatment through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
- Legislative protections to ensure service members and veterans have access to resources that prevent and treat problem gambling.
Current Advocacy Efforts
Gambling addiction Recovery, Investment and Treatment (GRIT) Act
The federal tax on sports betting generates tens of millions of dollars each year. The GRIT act, which NCPG is working to introduce in 2024, would set aside a portion of this revenue to support those impacted by problem gambling.
As a constituent, you are the ideal advocate to convey to members of Congress the importance of comprehensive policy and programs for all those affected by problem gambling. Learn how to effectively advocate for people affected by problem gambling and raise support for crucial programs and services.
Problem Gambling Advocacy Day
Problem Gambling Advocacy Day brings together key stakeholders in a grassroots effort to highlight the importance of developing strong public policies relating to problem gambling and appropriating the necessary funding for education, research, treatment and prevention.
Gambling Addiction Prevention (GAP) Act
Nearly 56,000 active-duty members of the Armed Forces meet the criteria for gambling disorder. We’ve called on Congress to require the Department of Defense to develop programs and policies that support our troops.
State Advocacy Efforts
Through collaborative state advocacy efforts, NCPG aims to shape effective policies, promote awareness and provide crucial support systems to mitigate the impact of gambling-related issues within local communities.
Share Your Story With Congress
Your story has the power to ignite change. Reach out to your state’s leaders to share how you, your family and your community have been impacted by problem gambling.
NCPG receives no federal or dedicated state-level funding. We rely on funding from individual members and donors to advance our mission.
Join today to enhance your impact as an advocate for your family, friends and community.