The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), the only national advocacy organization for people and their families who are affected by problem gambling and gambling addiction, celebrates the success of the 33rd National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling, held in Denver, Colorado, July 17-20, 2019.
“Problem gambling is the only addictive disorder that relies completely on private funding. That’s where the NCPG Conference steps in to provide a platform and place to unite the forces of diverse stakeholders for the mission of increasing comprehensive resources on responsible gambling and problem gambling,” said Keith Whyte, Executive Director of NCPG. “This is where we go from evolutionary to revolutionary!”
The NCPG Conference serves as the premier educational and networking event for problem gambling and responsible gambling professionals. Key stakeholders from diverse sectors of the field gathered in Denver to engage in discussions on hot topics, such as sports betting, loot boxes, tribal gambling, gambling and the military, and much more. In addition, the NCPG National Conference featured the announcement of the new Board of Directors, a sold-out highlight event hosted at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the National Problem Gambling Awards Ceremony to honor leaders in responsible gambling, corporate responsibility, and awareness.
Over 500 attendees from 42 states and 14 countries attended over the four days of the conference, which provides a mix of small-group pre-conference workshops and main conference plenary sessions and breakouts.
The 33rd National Conference provided training in advocacy and builds off recent successes, such as the bipartisan bicameral Gambling Addiction Prevention (GAP) Act, which protects our troops by preventing problem gambling. Attendees and stakeholders were invited to join NCPG and leaders throughout the country in supporting the GAP Act call to action.
Addressing the Conference attendees, NCPG Legislative Director Brianne Doura stated, “It is a profound honor to be the voice of the 2% that often don’t have one. The time is now to stand up together to ensure comprehensive problem and responsible gambling resources are involved in all gambling laws!”