Training & Research

Training Calendar

We believe it’s crucial to advance diverse perspectives on problem gambling. Here, you’ll find events hosted by leaders, researchers, clinicians and advocates from a wide range of communities and backgrounds. Many of our trainings also offer gambling-specific CEs!

The National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling 2024
Jul 19 all-day

The National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling is the oldest and largest annual national conference in its field. With top-notch national and international experts as speakers, as well as those who work on local and state levels, the conference is a unique resource, providing detailed, in-depth knowledge and cross-training opportunities.

Minnesota Conference on Problem Gambling
Sep 19 all-day
As the world of gambling continues to experience unprecedented changes, it’s as important as ever to stay abreast of new developments. This in-person conference will cover a variety of gambling addiction topics.

We’re offering CEUs from

  • MN Board of Social Work
  • MN Behavioral Health and Therapy Board (LADC, LPC, LPCC)
  • MN License of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • MN Certification Board (Certified Prevention Professional, Recovery Community)
  • MN Board of Psychology


Who Should Attend

The conference is appropriate for many people, including:

  • Gambling, alcohol and drug addiction counselors and therapists
  • Other health care and social service workers
  • Policymakers
  • Gaming operators/regulators
  • Behavioral health researchers
  • Law enforcement officers
  • School and religious leaders
  • Lawyers and financial professionals
  • People in recovery and their families
Digital Symposium: Exploring Responsible Gambling – Insights from Industry Leaders
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join industry experts in a dynamic workshop to explore the development and evolution of responsible gambling practices and the crucial role research plays in guiding these policies. Speakers will discuss the shift toward proactive approaches, state-specific frameworks, and the innovative programs that have changed how we look at safer gambling practices. Participants will gain valuable insights into player engagement techniques, early markers of harm, and the public health benefits of working through the lens of safer gambling. Attendees will deepen their understanding of gambling regulation and acquire practical strategies in promoting responsible gambling.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the evolution of responsible gambling practices.
  • Describe some of the tools utilized for responsible gambling.
  • Explore the ways in which operators are utilizing responsible gambling tools.
30-Hour Basic Training for Problem Gambling (Day 1)
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

An online, live, 4-day training for gambling disorder will be hosted by OAPGG on October 11 and 18 and November 1 and 8, 2024, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (CT) each day. This evidence-based basic training course is designed to help counselors, peer support specialists, and others in understanding gambling disorder.

Registration is free for those in the Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse region (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma), with funding from the Kansas City Port Authority Problem Gambling Fund Advisory Committee.

For those outside the MCPGSA region, registration is $300.

Participants who complete the training will receive 30 hours of CEUs and will be eligible to join a free case consultation.

Digital Symposium: Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity in Problem Gambling & Responsible Gambling
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cultural awareness and sensitivity play a crucial role in addressing and treating problem gambling. Join problem gambling treatment and prevention experts as they share their experiences with awareness, education, data collection, and intervention designed to increase effectiveness and inclusivity mitigating gambling-related harm. During the presentation, experts will also discuss the increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the gambling industry and how AI tools can impact individual populations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of cultural awareness and sensitivity in addressing problem gambling.
  • Discuss the value of community engagement for assessment as it relates to diverse populations.
  • Explore the ethical considerations surrounding the use of AI in responsible gambling across diverse populations.