Update: Oct. 26 – Our online registration system has experienced intermittent problems. If you encounter difficulties with registering online, please email Vicki Linton on our staff: VickiL@ncpgambling.org. If you already know what you want, complete the downloadable pdf registration form and sent it by email attachment. If not, email her with your question. Apologies and thanks!

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

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.

**Update: Oct. 26 – Our online registration system has experienced intermittent problems. If you encounter difficulties with registering online, please email Vicki Linton on our staff: VickiL@ncpgambling.org. If you already know what you want, complete the downloadable pdf registration form and sent it by email attachment. If not, email her with your question. Apologies and thanks!


2020 Schedule and Details

(revised Oct. 23, 2020)

Main Conference

November 5 – 6 and 12 – 13, 2020 (Thurs. – Fri.), from 12 to 4 pm EST with optional networking from 4 pm to 5pm; online only

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

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 EST, 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
  • 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

December 2, 3 and 9, 2020 (Weds., Thurs., Weds.) from 1 to 3 pm EST, online only.

PROGRAM DETAILS: click here for the latest information on schedule, presenters and topics.

  • 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: Predictably Irrational: The Irrationality of the Gambling Mind | Heather Chapman, PhD
  • Dec 3: The Blurred Lines of Gaming and Gambling: Video Games and Sports Betting from Prevention to Treatment | Julie Hynes; Dan Trolaro; Jody Bechtold, ICGC-II, BACC; Cam Adair
  • Dec 9: A Responsible Gambling Culture: Creating Responsible Gambling Solutions for Industry | Mark Potter, Dan Spencer & Paul Buck



Registration Fees

Main Conference  1-DayAll 4 daysLast-minute fee
after October 29
(No CEUs awarded)
Master Classes1-DayAll 3 daysLast-minute fee
after October 29

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

PDF Registration Form

Template letter requesting employer approval to attend

Group Discounts

  • 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.
  • Master Class registration is not required.
  • Master Class group rates not available since seats are extremely limited.
  • 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 ncpg@ncpgambling.org.
Group sizePrice
per person
Last-minute fee per person after Oct 29 
3 – 14  people: 10% discount$264$34
 15 – 24  people: 15% discount$244$34
 25 or more people: 25% discount$214$34

– 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!

Please note:
If you previously registered for our Digital Symposium in July, or for our originally planned in-person Main Conference or Master Classes in November – thank you! Please use the log in link (above right);  click on the event from the calendar, click on register. It will say you already have a registration – click on “add a new registration.”

We are in the process of contacting everyone who had previously registered for the November Main Conference and/or Master Classes regarding the new pricing and previous payments. You can also contact us directly via ncpg-at- ncpgambling.org.

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.


It’s not too late to connect with our Attendees as an online Exhibitor!

You can provide materials about your services, which we will send straight to our unique blend of attendees from both problem gambling and responsible gambling. They can simply link to your website; or you can also invite them to link to your own online platform (such as Zoom) for ‘live’ interaction during the 4-5pm ET networking session every day during the Main Conference; or link to your YouTube video; the internet is yours!

For these and more benefits, see Info for Exhibitors and then contact Lissa Cobetto at LissaC-at-ncpgambling.org. Deadline: October 29.

NCPG thanks our conference sponsors

Presenting Partner: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Major sponsors: 
MGM Resorts International
Military/Veterans Track sponsor
Las Vegas Sands Corporation
Mohegan Sun
Ohio Lottery
Caesars Entertainment
Four Winds Casino Resort
The Stars Group
Virginia Lottery
Other sponsors: 
Oregon Lottery, Responsible Gambling Track sponsorIGT
North Carolina Lottery
DC Lottery
Hoosier Lottery/IGT Indiana
Georgia Lottery
Penn. Gaming Control Board
Missouri Lottery
Training Sponsors:  
Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem GamblingProblem 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!

Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits for the Main Conference and Master Classes.

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

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