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About NCPG

Since 1972, NCPG has led state and national stakeholders in the development of comprehensive policies and programs for all those affected by problem gambling. Our vision is to improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling.

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NCPG is the most objective voice on problem gambling and responsible gambling issues, with over 50 years of impartiality and leadership.


The National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling is the oldest and largest annual national conference in its field. 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, providing detailed, in-depth knowledge and cross-training opportunities.

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Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a nationwide grassroots campaign, held annually in March, that seeks to increase public awareness of problem gambling and promote prevention, treatment, and recovery services.


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National Problem Gambling Helpline (1-800-GAMBLER) is operated by the National Council on Problem Gambling. The helpline serves as a one-stop hub connecting people looking for assistance with a gambling problem to local resources. This network includes 27 contact centers which cover all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

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Backed by NCPG’s expertise, iCAP is a U.S. accreditation for best practice in online gambling player protection. The iCAP accreditation is based on the Internet Responsible Gambling Standards, which were devised by a panel of gambling harm prevention experts from around the world.

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NCPG’s Internet Responsible Gambling Standards are designed to facilitate discussions among all stakeholders on internet gambling, including operators, regulators advocates and the public.