The National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling brings together local, national and international experts in responsible gambling and problem gambling.

This is a unique opportunity to interact with and reach a diverse group of public health, prevention, treatment, advocacy, recovery, research, regulatory, and industry professionals.

Register HERE

Members get the best price – join or renew now, then complete your registration!


Part 1: Digital Symposium – online only – July 20-23, 2020

12:00 PM to 4:30 PM ET every day

To continue our core programs during the covid-19 pandemic, NCPG is excited to implement our first-ever Digital Symposium on July 20 – 23. A selection of streamlined, specialized sessions will be delivered on a familiar webinar platform with over 16 hours of CEU content delivered in convenient blocks, providing unique yet socially distant education for responsible gambling (RG) and problem gambling (PG) professionals. Recordings will be available for registrants after the sessions as well. In these challenging and rapidly changing times, take this opportunity for continuing education with thought-provoking, innovative, active practitioners to stay up to date on the latest developments in the field.

CEUs approved by NAADAC and the NCPG Education Committee

• Registrants will be able to watch specific sessions in the live event by signing in and out as needed. We encourage you to participate as much as possible in order to learn about multiple aspects of these complex issues.
• Registrants will be able to view a recording of the session later (for a limited time) if they choose.
• Registrants will be able to watch specific sessions in the recordings using the time stamp.

Program schedule and details*

Monday, July 20 Tuesday July 21 Wednesday, July 22 Thursday, July 23
Jodie Nealley;
Julie Hynes
Two Sides of the Same Coin: How RG & Treatment, Recovery Advocates Can Work Together
Responsible Gambling for
Sportsbook Staff
James Walsh, PhD
Incorporating Spirituality in a Clinical Setting: Exploring the Legacy of Joseph W. Ciarrocchi
Patrick Foster
Lessons Learned from Talking about Gambling to 15,000
Pro Athletes
Katie Carlson
Responsible Gambling 101
Keith Whyte
Calling for National Harmonization of Problem Gambling Helplines
Heather Chapman,
Gambling Disorder in the Lives of Veterans: Conceptualization and Treatment
Teresa McDowell, EdD; Greta Coe
Using Core Competencies to Guide Problem Gambling Service Systems
Kate Spilde, PhD
Research: What Does the Data Say? What Do We Do with It?Marc Potenza, MD, PhD
New Data on Adolescent
Anthony Parente,
A Compassionate Path of Recovery for Gamblers: Mindfulness Theory, Research and Treatment
Kleo Papas, Alan Pedley, Maureen Williamson
Responsible Gambling: Why Are Effective AML & KYC Frameworks Essential?
Michael Auer, PhD;
Simo Dragicevic; Johan Brandsten; Andreas Hartmann
Artificial Intelligence & Responsible Gambling
NCPG Advocates: the Past, the Present & What the Future Holds
Janine Robinson
Beyond PG: RG Prevention Messaging that Anyone
Can Use
Lucy Dadayan, PhD
Are States Betting on Sin? The Murky Future of State Taxation
Responsible Gambling & Generation Z

*Subject to change

Part 2: Main Conference – in person in Washington, DC, November 4 – 6, 2020

Wednesday, November 4, starting at 1:00 PM ET
Thursday, November 5, all day
Friday, November 6, ending by 12:00 noon ET

NCPG will apply for CEU approval from NASW, NAADAC and the NCPG Education Committee

Part 3: NEW! Master Classes – in person in Washington, DC, November 6

Friday afternoon, November 6


July 13
Early Bird Deadline
August 12
Advance Deadline
Sept. 16
Regular Deadline
Oct. 14
Late Fee
Oct. 15 on
Part 1: Digital Symposium
All 4 days $239
Single day(s) $89
Part 2: Main Conference
Members/Co-Presenters $464 $555 $606 $100
Non-Members $564 $635 $736 $100
Students (no CEUs) $204 $215 $226 $100
Part 3: Master Classes
Members/Co-Presenters $124 $145 $166 $45
Non-Members $164 $195 $206 $45
November Package
10% off!
Members/Co-Presenters $524 $595 $686 n/a
Non-Members $654 $735 $856 n/a


Conference tracks

Treatment Prevention Responsible Gambling Tribal
Recovery Community Military Sports

You can also download a Conference Registration Form here for reference or to send in.

Cancellation & Refund Policies – see page 2 of the conference registration form.
Registration Substitution Policy – see page 2 of the conference registration form.

Register HERE


Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20001

Experience the heart of the Nation’s Capital from our conference hotel, just steps from the monuments, the Library of Congress, the Capitol Building, the Smithsonian Museums, and so much more!

  • Reserve your room(s) today for the special discounted rate of $239, ! Click HERE
  • To reserve by phone, call 1-888-421-1442 and ask for the NCPG Conference room block, or give the group code G-NCPG1. This will get you into the correct block with the discounted rate of $239 (+ tax & fees) per night.
  • Cut-off date October 13, 2020.

Come early or stay after the conference – enjoy all that the Washington DC area has to offer!

Fun, free and family-friendly things to do in the DC area.


Sponsors enjoy cost-effective visibility in the problem gambling and responsible gambling fields with significant exposure to peers, colleagues and competitors.  Our recent conferences garnered attendance of over 600 professionals from treatment, prevention, education, research, judicial, regulatory, legislative, and other fields, as well as the recovery community.  In addition, sponsorship can:

  • Create positive impact with increased training and effectiveness for your staff or Board members.
  • Serve any of several goals – training, marketing, philanthropy, human resources – or all of them!

Sponsorship levels and benefits for the Main Conference and Digital Symposium – download here.
Deadline to be included in July Symposium: July 13, 2020. Attendee Booklet: September 15, 2020. Some opportunities have limited quantities.

Please contact Barbara Rollins, Deputy Director for Advancement, for more information.

Digital Symposium Sponsors

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Training Sponsors
Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

Main Conference Sponsors

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
MGM Resorts International
Four Winds Casino Resort
Oregon Lottery (Responsible Gambling Track sponsor)
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Training Sponsors
Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado