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.

Conference tracks:

We’ve seen an increasingly wide expansion of online gambling during the pandemic, including sports betting, iLottery, and social gambling, as well as various methods of cashless payment. We expect this to escalate as more state governments face budget shortfalls in the next two years. Protecting consumers who gamble, as well as their families, needs to be part of legislation, regulation and gambling company operations. Our conference is an important tool to increase knowledge, conversation and action on all these aspects, and thereby help mitigate harm.

Now more than ever, it is critical that we all work together to learn about new methods for prevention, treatment and responsible gambling as well as developments in the field.

Coronavirus – The health and safety of staff and attendees is our biggest concern. As of September 25, 2020, we have made the decision to hold our Main Conference and Master Classes online.  See below for more details. We look forward to seeing you in person in the near future, and to seeing you online in a few weeks!


New 2020 Schedule

(revised Sept. 28, 2020)

Main Conference – online only
November 5 – 6 and 12 – 13, 2020 (Thurs. – Fri.), from 12 to 4 pm ET.

The Main Conference will utilize online sessions only, similar to our Digital Symposium in July, which garnered record attendance and evaluations of ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ from 96 percent of respondents.

  • Recordings will be available for approximately 30 days after these dates.
  • Up to 16 CEUs (or 4 per day).
  • There will be optional time for informal contacts from 4 to 5pm ET, which will offer opportunities for networking, exhibitors and sponsors that will allow you to mingle and talk directly to each other.
  • Presenters and topics will cover a wide range of information for all aspects and levels of the field, including Treatment, Recovery, Prevention, Community, Military & Veterans, Tribal Matters, Responsible Gambling and Sports Gambling.
  • Keynote: Lori Rugle, PhD, 2019 Recipient of the NCPG Lifetime Award for Direct Service
  • Registration will re-open in the last week of September. We will contact directly anyone who had already registered for the in-person Main Conference.
  • Those who register by Oct 29 will receive a special bundle of critical resources.

Master Classes – online only
December 2, 3 and 9, 2020 (Weds., Thurs., Weds.) from 1 to 3 pm ET.

  • These ‘live’ workshops will use a platform that allows for direct interaction.
  • Up to 6 CEUs (or 2 per day).
  • Seats will be limited to allow for more interactive methods of work.
  • Attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early!
  • Registration will be separate from the Main Conference sessions.
  • Dec 2: Heather Chapman, PhD
  • Dec 3: Julie Hynes
  • Dec 9: EPIC Risk Management

Register Now

Main Conference   1-Day All 4 days Last-minute fee
after October 29
Member/Co-Presenter $104 $254 $34
Non-Member $114 $284 $34
(No CEUs awarded)
$34 $94 $34
Master Classes 1-Day All 3 days Last-minute fee
after October 29
Member/Co-Presenters $124 $372 $34
Non-Members $144 $432 $34

Attendees are not required to register for the Main Conference in order to register for the Master Classes.

Details on speakers, presentations and schedule coming soon

Refund/Cancellation Policy
No refunds or cancellations will be available for the Main Conference as recordings will be available to all paid registrants until 11:59 pm ET on December 14, 2020.

NCPG thanks our conference sponsors

Presenting Partner: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Major sponsors:
MGM Resorts International
Military/Veterans Track sponsor
Four Winds Casino Resort
Mohegan Sun TSG/The Stars Group
AGEM Virginia Lottery
Las Vegas Sands Corporation Oregon Lottery
Other sponsors:
Oregon Lottery, Responsible Gambling Track sponsor Georgia Lottery
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Hoosier Lottery/IGT Indiana Missouri Lottery
Ohio Lottery Commission
Training Sponsors:
Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado


Sponsors enjoy cost-effective visibility in the problem gambling and responsible gambling fields with significant exposure to peers, colleagues and competitors.  Our recent in-person conferences garnered attendance of over 600 professionals from treatment, prevention, education, research, judicial, regulatory, legislative, and other fields, as well as the recovery community. And our July Digital Symposium (which replaced the in-person Pre-Conference Workshops) attracted more than twice the attendance of previous in-person iterations. In addition, sponsorship can:

  • Create positive impact with increased training and effectiveness for your staff or Board members and more effective RG operations.
  • Support goodwill and positive public relations through acknowledgement of your corporate social responsibility awareness and action.
  • Serve other goals too – training, marketing, philanthropy, human resources – or all of them!

Sponsorship levels and benefits for the Main Conference – new version coming soon.

Deadline to be included in attendee booklet: October 26, 2020.

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