Registration Opens for 2021 NCPG National Conference

Brings Together Addiction Health Care & Gambling Industry Professionals

Washington, DC – Today the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) opened registration for the 2021 National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling. The theme is ‘Embracing Change Together.’ Due to the pandemic, all activities are online. The Main Conference with unlimited available seating will be held on four afternoons in July and recordings will be available for a limited time afterward to registered attendees. Intensive Seminars with limited seating will be held over the course of four afternoons in June. To register, and to view the program schedule and session abstracts, visit

Intensive Seminars

-June 16 – 17 from 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT

-June 23 – 24 from 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT

Main Conference

-July 14 -15 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

-July 21 – 22 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

“While the pandemic forced this year’s National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling to be online again, the quality of the programming is as comprehensive and thought-provoking as ever,” said Keith Whyte, executive director of NCPG. “We picked the theme of ‘Embracing Change Together’ because the unprecedented wave of gambling expansion requires collaboration between all the stakeholders to properly address problem gambling. Registering for NCPG’s National Conference is a good step in the journey to achieve that important objective.”

Now in its 35th iteration, the conference is the oldest and largest annual National Conference that brings together people from all facets of healthcare, research, government and the gambling industry. With top-notch state, national and international experts as speakers, the conference is a unique resource for everybody who works in these fields, as well as those in recovery and concerned others. Attendees will earn up to 32 continuing education credits; approval has been requested from the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) and the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGGCB).

Information about registration fees can be found by visiting Registration is free for the media via John Norton, communications manager; contact:

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. NCPG is neutral on legalized 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 Help is available 24/7 – it is free, anonymous and confidential.


May 3, 2021


John Norton


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