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.

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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
12:00 – 12:15pm Introduction Welcome & Overview – Keith Whyte
12:15 – 1:15pm Session 1 Two Sides of the Same Coin – Jodie Nealley; Julie Hynes
1:15 – 1:35pm Session 2 New Data on Adolescent Gambling – Marc Potenza, MD, PhD
1:35  – 2:25pm Session 3 Responsible Gaming 101 – Katie Carlson
2:25 – 2:35pm Session 4 Addressing Racism in Our Field & Society  –
Neva Pryor; Deborah Haskins, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC
2:35  – 2:45pm Break
2:45 –  3:30pm Session 5 Research: What Does the Data Say? What Do We Do with It? –
Kate Spilde, PhD
3:30 – 3:50pm Session 6 Advocacy: Past, Present and What the Future Holds
Brianne Doura-Schawohl
3:50 – 4:00pm Wrap-up Summary & Discussion  Keith Whyte


Tuesday, July 21
12:00 – 12:10pm  Introduction Welcome & Overview –  Keith Whyte
12:10  – 12:25pm Session 7 Call for A National Helpline Number –  Keith Whyte
12:25 – 1:25pm Session 8 A Compassionate Path of Recovery for Gamblers –
Anthony Parente, ICGC-II, BACC
1:25 – 2:25pm Session 9 Responsible Gambling for Sportsbook Staff –
Brianne Doura-Schawohl; Keith Whyte
2:25 – 2:35pm Session 10 The Impact of Racism on Gambling –
Kathryn Elliott-Hudson, ICGC-II, BACC
2:35 – 2:45pm Break
2:45-3:45pm Session 11 Beyond Problem Gambling – Janine Robinson
3:45- 4:00pm Wrap-up Summary & Discussion – Keith Whyte


Wednesday, July 22
12:00 – 12:10pm  Introduction Welcome & Overview – Keith Whyte
12:10 – 1:00pm Session 12 Incorporating Spirituality in a Clinical Setting – James Walsh, PhD
1:00 – 2:00pm Session 13 Gambling Disorder in the Lives of Veterans –
Heather Chapman, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC
2:00 – 2:10pm Session 14 Responsible Gambling Messaging and the Minority Community –
Nicole G. Jordan
2:10 – 2:20pm Break
2:20 – 3:10pm Session 15 Responsible Gambling: AML & KYC Frameworks –
Alan Pedley
3:10 – 3:50pm Session 16 Are States Betting on Sin? – Lucy Dadayan, PhD
3:50 – 4:00pm Wrap-up Summary & Discussion – Keith Whyte


Thursday, July 23
12:00 – 12:10pm  Introduction Welcome & Overview – Keith Whyte
12:10 – 12:45pm Session 17 Lessons from the Locker Room –
Patrick Foster; Mark Potter
12:45 – 1:35pm Session 18 Using Core Competencies to Guide Problem Gambling Service Systems – Teresa McDowell, EdD; Greta Coe
1:35 – 2:25pm Session 19 Responsible Gambling & Generation Z – Christina Thakor-Rankin
2:25 – 2:40pm Session 20 Invisibility of Males of African Descent – LeRoy F. Stanford, Jr.
2:40 – 2:50pm Break
2:50 – 3:50pm Session 21 Artificial Intelligence & Responsible Gambling – Michael Auer, PhD; Simo Dragicevic; Christofer Hagstedt; Andreas Hartmann
3:50 – 4:00pm Wrap-up Symposium Summary & Discussion – Keith Whyte

*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


now July 17
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 for Main Conference: 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
Mohegan Sun
True Link Financial
Virginia Lottery
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Training Sponsors
Ohio Lottery
Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling


Main Conference Sponsors

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
MGM Resorts International
Mohegan Sun
Four Winds Casino Resort
DC Lottery
Oregon Lottery (Responsible Gambling Track sponsor)

Training Sponsors
Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado