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Oct 21 2021 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 24 2022 @ 1:00 pm

The Raschkowan Lecture Series continues, which is presented in partnership with the International Center for Youth Gambling & High-Risk Behaviors of McGill University and NCPG and is generously sponsored by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation.

There is no charge but registration is required. To register for each of the lectures go to this page.

Below is information about the next four lectures that will occur in late 2021 through early 2022.

Title: Raschkowan Lecture Series: The Convergence of Video Games and Gambling: Behavioural Similarities and Impacts on Wellbeing

Join Dr. David Zendle, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, York University, for an exclusive presentation on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from noon to 1:00 pm Eastern Time.

Title: Raschkowan Lecture Series: Is it gambling? The evolution of Chance in Video Games and Esports

Join Dr. Brett Abarbanel, Director of Research, UNLV International Gaming Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for an exclusive presentation on Thursday, November 18, 2021, from noon to 1:00 pm Eastern Time. 

Title: Raschkowan Lecture Series: Gambling Disorder in the Digital Age: A UK Overview

Join Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, President of Psychiatry, Royal Society of Medicine; Director, National Centre for Behavioural Addictions, UK (National Problem Gambling Clinic and National Centre for Gaming Disorder), for an exclusive presentation on Thursday, February 24, 2022, from noon to 1:00 pm Eastern Time.

Title: Raschkowan Lecture Series: Internet Sports Betting, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Join Dr, Debi LaPlante, Director, Division of Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, for an exclusive presentation on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from noon to 1:00 om Eastern Time.


NCPG Military Webinar
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In honor of Veteran’s Day, join us for a four-person educational overview followed by a guided panel that provides attendees with a broad understanding of the current problem gambling situation within the military and veteran communities. The moderator is Rich Taylor Jr., NCPG Military Committee Chair & Responsible Gambling Program Manager for BetMGM.

The panelists will include an expert in research, a military spouse, and a military veteran in recovery from problem gambling.

The webinar will also discuss the website dedicated to providing veterans and active-duty service members with responsible gambling and problem gambling assistance – In addition, attendees will learn more about the work of the NCPG’s Military Committee.

To register click here.

60 minutes. Free to NCPG Members; $59 for non-members.
Webinar series sponsored by MGM Resorts International.
NCPG Webinar: Tribal Sovereignty and Responsible Gambling
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

As part of Native American Heritage Month, join us for a panel discussion moderated by Wiley Harwell, Executive Director at Oklahoma Association for Problem and Compulsive Gambling. The panelists are Matthew Morgan, Kara Fox-LaRose, and Shannon May Dictson. The topics include explaining:

  • The importance of Sovereignty to the tribes and how it affects responsible gambling efforts.
  • Any cooperative efforts that tribes have with other tribes to develop and implement responsible gambling programs.
  • An evaluation of how the pandemic has affected casino operations for tribes and how a tool like Telehealth was expanded to provide more service for people.
  • An analysis of how the program gambling helpline works in their state and whether there should be a more centralized and national helpline number for all the states.
  • Opinions of what the emergence of sports betting means for the tribes and how it is changing their current responsible gambling efforts.
  • What effects casinos have had on specific tribes and how it was different before the Indian Gaming and Regulatory Acts of 1988 became law.

To register go here.

Free to NCPG Members; $59 for non-members.
Webinar series sponsored by MGM Resorts International.
Gambling Disorder Case Presentation @ Online
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hosted by Problem Gambling Network of Ohio

This session is for anyone new to treating Gambling Disorder or for anyone interested in hearing cases of clinical treatment. The session will provide education on a problem gambling-related topic that matches the case to be discussed. A certified gambling counselor, and graduate of the Ohio Gambling Treatment Fellowship Program, will present a case and discuss screening tools, assessment and treatment strategies, similarities and differences between gambling and substance addictions and walk the audience through what a clinical encounter looks like. The session will conclude with an engaging discussion.

1.50 CEUs are available for this webinar. Problem Gambling Network of Ohio is an approved continuing education provider through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, and the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board. Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board Subject Areas: – P5: 0.5 hours – C7: 0.5 hours; C2: 1.0 hours – G2: 1.5 hours


Register here.


Raschkowan Lecture Series: Is it Gambling? The Evolution of Chance in Video Games and Esports
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors in collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling presents: The Raschkowan Lecture Series – “Gambling During a Digital Revolution” 2021 – 2022 Webinars

Join Dr. Brett Abarbanel, the Director of research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, International Gaming Institute and assistant professor in the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, with an affiliate position at the University of Sydney, for an exclusive presentation called Is it Gambling? The Evolution of Chance in Video Games and Esports.

Gambling elements have become quite popular in video games and esports, and the interaction of these concepts has become increasingly complex. The impacts can be difficult to navigate: in some cases, convergence has led to fascinating developments in games and digital health. In other cases, the potential for negative impacts warrants concern and intervention. Abarbanel will explore where we have been and where we are going along the journey of gambling and gaming convergence internationally, and discuss where this intersection is showing up in unusual and unexpected ways.

Her research covers video games, esports and gambling, operations and technology, and responsible gambling and community relations. Abarbanel is also the executive editor of the UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal, on the editorial board at International Gambling Studies and Harvard University’s Brief Addiction Science Information Source, and recently completed a term on the International Advisory Panel for Singapore’s National Council on Problem Gambling. She has been interviewed as a gambling expert for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Discovery Channel, and served as a consultant for multiple industries and government entities. Abarbanel is a founding director of the Nevada Esports Alliance, which promotes the development of best practices at the intersection of the esports and regulated gambling industries.

To register click here.

There is no charge but registration is required.

There will be four Raschkowan lectures in all; you may register for each one separately.


Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm

Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse

CEs available: 14