Join us online

for 8 sessions – afternoon (ET)

Intensive Seminars

June 16-17 & 23-24

Main Conference

July 14-15 & 21-22

The 2021 National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling theme will recognize the pervasive effects of the pandemic. Its theme is ‘Embracing Change Together’ and all the conference activities will occur online. The pandemic has also caused changes in how people can seek and receive help, and ways that responsible gambling and prevention programs can best be delivered.

With this year being its 35th iteration, the conference is the oldest and largest annual national conference that brings together people from all facets of healthcare, research, government, and the many segments of the gambling industry. 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 for everyone who works in these fields, as well as those in recovery and concerned others. From tele-therapy to digital tools to insightful policy, the conference provides both detailed in-depth knowledge and cross-training opportunities.

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 basics and continuing developments in the field.

Conference tracks:
Treatment  |  Recovery  |  Prevention  |  Community  |  Military & Veterans  |  Tribal  |  Sports Betting  |  Responsible Gambling & Regulation 

2021 Schedule and Details

Main Conference

July 14-15 and 21-22, 2021 (Weds. – Thurs.), from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT 

PROGRAM DETAILS: click here for the latest information on schedule, speakers, topics and session descriptions (abstracts), speaker bios, and the 25-page, comprehensive attendee booklet.

The Main-Conference will utilize online sessions only.

  • Recordings will be available for approximately 30 days after these dates.
  • Up to 16 CEUs (or 4 per day).
  • Presenters and topics will cover a wide range of information for all aspects and levels of the field. 
  • Optional networking will be available to registrants after the Wednesday sessions.
  • Program subject to change. 

NCPG National Awards Ceremony

Please join us for the NCPG National Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, July 20 at 4:00 pm EDT, followed by breakout rooms where you may greet Award recipients and chat with other participants.

The online ceremony is free of charge and open to the public. To participate, click here to register (required). You will receive a personal email with access information. 

Intensive Seminars

June 16-17 and 23-24, 2021 (Weds. – Thurs.), from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT 

PROGRAM DETAILS: click here for the latest information on schedule, speakers, topics and session descriptions (abstracts) and speaker bios.

The Seminars will utilize online sessions only.

  • SOLD OUT! If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email with your contact info and which Daily Seminar you want to attend.
  • Presenters and topics will cover a wide range of information for all aspects and levels of the field.
  • These ‘live’ workshops will use a Zoom platform that allows for direct interaction.
  • Seats limited to allow for interactive methods of work.
  • Attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early!
  • Up to 16 CEs (4 per day).
  • Program subject to change.

NOTE: If you are interested in attending the conference through the NCPG Diversity in Leadership Scholarship Program, please click here to learn about the opportunity and criteria for consideration. Deadline to apply is June 7, 2021.


for informational purposes only, future registration fees subject to change

Intensive Seminars
Limited to 45 participants each; no student rate
Jun 16, 17, 23, 24
12:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT


All 4 days
Early Bird Deadline 6/7

All 4 days
Regular Rate Deadline 7/6

“Week of rate” on/after 7/7



Main Conference
Jul 14, 15, 21, 22
12pm-4pm EDT


All 4 days
Early Bird Deadline 6/7

All 4 days
Regular Rate Deadline 7/6
“Week of rate” on/after 7/7
(No CEUs awarded)
Registrations cancelled on or before May 24, 2021 will receive a refund of the conference registration fee less an $80 administrative fee. Cancellations occurring between May 24 and July 6, 2021 will be refunded 50% of the conference registration fee. Cancellation requests must be made in writing to and must provide the registrant’s name, email address, billing address and amount paid. 
Registrant substitutions of equal price from member to member will be accepted only with the written permission of the original registrant. Substitution requests will not be accepted after May 24 for the Intensive Seminars, and July 6 for the Main Conference. Substitution requests must come from the original registrant and include the original registrant’s full name and email, receipt and amount paid; plus the replacement attendee’s full name, email, membership type and expiration date. Send registration substitution requests to

Template letter requesting employer approval to attend 


  • Group rates are available for 3 or more people, paid for by one entity at at the same time.
  • Completed registration form for each person must be submitted at the same time with the payment. Member status is not required.
  • Discount applies only to the four-day Main Conference package.
  • Group discounts cannot be purchased online. Please complete one registration form per person and a separate form including the organization’s main contact person, total number of registrations and total payment as well; submit via email to

Group prices – Main Conference Only
All 4 days only
Any mix of members & nonmember

EB RateGroup Rate
Regular Deadline 7/6
 % of members and nonmemberspromo % off of the regular rare
10% 3 – 9 per personN/A$31710%15%
20% 10 – 19 ppN/A$29715%21%
25% 20+ ppN/A$28720%23%

Be a conference sponsor!

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 2020 conference was very close to that with 550. 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!

Click here for 2021 Sponsor levels and benefits.


Deadline: July 7, 2021 but some sponsor opportunities have benefits that are first-come, first-served – please review and sign up soon!

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