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. NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling.


Gambling addiction Recovery, Investment and Treatment (GRIT) Act

The GRIT Act (S.3579 & H.R.6928) would set aside a portion of the federal sports excise tax revenue to fund programs for gambling addiction prevention, treatment and research.

Agility Grants

Agility Grants Spring 2024 Application Now Open

Agility Grants funding will support the innovation and amplification of prevention programming by encouraging new activities, validating growing initiatives, expanding proven programming and more.

Problem Gambling

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

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.

Upcoming Events

Ask Me Anything (AMA): Keith Whyte Live on r/problemgambling

NCPG will kick off Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) with a live Ask Me Anything on Reddit. 

Join Executive Director Keith Whyte on March 1st, 2024 at 4:00 pm ET and ask him anything about problem gambling – including treatment, research, recovery, and changes in the problem gambling landscape post PASPA.

Visit r/problemgambling here


4:00 PM ET
to 5:00 PM

March 1, 2024

Ask an Expert: How the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio Celebrates PGAM

Explore the Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) landscape at the state level with the Executive Director, Derek Longmeier, from the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO). As a leading force in the state, PGNO actively collaborates with stakeholders year-round to elevate Ohio’s problem gambling service system through innovative approaches, advocacy, and support. Join us for an insightful discussion with Derek Longmeier to gain valuable insights into PGAM initiatives at PGNO and gather practical tips for implementing similar strategies in your organization.


1:00 PM ET
to 2:00 PM

March 12, 2024

Recent News

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Advocating for GRIT: NCPG’s Vision for Federal Funding to Tackle Gambling Addiction

The National Council on Problem Gambling has long believed that anyone who profits from gambling has an ethical and economic...

10 Tips for Crafting an Outstanding Agility Grants Application

Agility Grants offer a unique opportunity for nonprofit organizations to make a positive impact in providing problem gambling prevention programming....

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Public Awareness Resources

Public Awareness Resources

Resources to help NCPG partners and stakeholders raise awareness about problem gambling, strengthen advocacy efforts with data and widely promote the National Problem Gambling Helpline, 1-800-GAMBLER.

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