Washington, DC – The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), the national advocacy organization for people and their families who are affected by problem gambling, today announced a new date for its National Awards in Problem Gambling Ceremony, which will take place the day after its 2020 NCPG Digital Symposium. The ceremony, which under normal circumstances would occur during its main conference, will now take place at 3:30 pm ET on Friday, July 24.
To accommodate the maximum amount of members and stakeholders during the pandemic, the ceremony will take place online. NCPG Board Member Chip Polston will emcee the Awards, which recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their accomplishments in professional work in problem gambling and responsible gambling during 2019.
“In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to recognize the amazing work done by our members in the problem gambling and responsible gambling fields,” said NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte. “While we wish we could see our members and award recipients in person, we are very excited to honor them following our Digital Symposium. It is our absolute priority to maintain the robust and active relationships with our valued members both during and after the Coronavirus crisis.”
The National Awards Ceremony is free for all to attend via the online platform, and pre-registration is required at bit.ly/NCPGAwards.
About the National Council on Problem Gambling
Based in Washington DC, the National Council on Problem Gambling is the only national nonprofit organization that seeks to minimize the economic and social costs associated with gambling addiction by working with all stakeholders, providing national advocacy on behalf of people and their families who are affected by problem gambling.
If gambling becomes a problem, NCPG urges people who gamble, as well as their loved ones, to contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline, which offers hope and help without judgment or shame. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call or text 1-800-522-4700 or visit or visit www.ncpgambling.org/chat. Help is available 24/7 – it is free and confidential.