Washington, DC – The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in partnership with the Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health (MACGH) will host the 2022 National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling in Boston, MA on July 20 – 22, 2022 at the Westin Boston Seaport District hotel.
Over 600 individuals worldwide are set to attend the oldest and largest annual conference on gambling addiction and responsible gambling. Now in its 36th year, the event brings together individuals and organizations working on prevention, education, treatment, responsible gambling, regulation, research and recovery.
“The worlds of gambling and gaming continue to evolve at ever accelerating speeds. There is great strength in bringing together stakeholders in the fields of responsible gambling and problem gambling to discuss new technology, solutions and partnerships,” said Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director. “Each year we look forward to hosting the national conference and allowing it to serve as a conduit for connection, learning and innovation.”
To celebrate the first in-person conference the organization has held since 2019, this year’s NCPG conference theme is Better Together: Advocacy, Awareness & Assistance. The National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling is designed to equip attendees with the following training and experiences:
– Critically evaluate factors and conditions related to matters of problem gambling and responsible gambling.
– Gain knowledge on problem gambling from the perspectives of prevention, treatment, responsible gambling, safer sports betting, military and recovery.
– Be informed of the latest developments in the problem gambling and responsible gambling fields.
– Learn about problem gambling and responsible gambling issues that are relevant to diverse populations.
– Discover methods and information that will help to improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling.
In addition to a full slate of panel discussions, keynote addresses, breakout sessions and networking opportunities, the conference will also pay special attention to sports betting, as it continues to expand across the U.S. A dedicated Safer Sports Betting Summit will be hosted on July 20, 2022, and will bring together stakeholders in sports and gambling, including representatives from leagues, colleges, sportsbooks, affiliate marketing and athletes themselves.
“Policymakers, advocates, and regulators have long looked towards the Commonwealth as an example of how legalized gambling can be implemented with an eye towards public health. We look forward to sharing our experiences and learning the latest from experienced community and industry leaders,” said Marlene Warner, Executive Director of MACGH.
The full conference schedule and list of presenters can be found at https://www.ncpgambling.org/national-conference/2022-2/.
Special thanks to the 2022 National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling sponsors for supporting this important work and making the event possible. These sponsors include: Presenting Partner: Entain Foundation U.S., Star Spangled Sponsors: AGEM, Bally’s, DraftKings, FanDuel, MLB, Mohegan, National Awards Sponsor: Ohio Lottery, Track Sponsors: Algamus Gambling Treatment, Scientific Games, MGM Resorts International, Statue of Liberty Sponsors: Caesars Entertainment, Encore Boston Harbor, IGT, the Massachusetts Lottery, and so many more!
Press Pass Registration
Complimentary press registration is available for the 2022 National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling. To request a press pass for the conference, please complete the Press Pass Registration Form. Press passes are limited and are granted only to working journalists who intend to cover the event.
About the National Council on Problem Gambling
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) is neutral on legalized gambling. Based in Washington DC, NCPG is the only national nonprofit organization that seeks to minimize the economic and social costs associated with gambling addiction. If you or someone you know may have a gambling problem, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline, which offers hope and help without stigma or shame. Call or text 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.ncpgambling.org/chat. Help is available 24/7 – it is free and confidential.
About the Massachusetts Council on Gaming in Health
The Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health (MACGH) is a statewide non-profit agency that promotes public health by mitigating the negative personal and community impacts of gambling and gaming. We accomplish our mission through training and education, federal and state advocacy, research and gaming play information, and prevention and recovery programs. We serve individuals who game and gamble and their loved ones. Since its inception in 1983, the Mass. Council has taken a neutral stance on legal gambling and gaming and worked with key stakeholders such as gaming operators, vendors, regulators, clinicians, people in recovery, and other community-based agencies.