Programs & Resources
NCPG offers a number of prevention, education, treatment, enforcement, research, responsible gaming and recovery resources.
NCPG Program Highlights:
- National Conference on Problem Gambling The oldest and largest annual conference of its kind. Approximately 500 regulators, legislators, counselors, researchers, industry executives and recovering gamblers attend each year. Specific in-depth training is provided for all aspects of the field and top researchers present their latest findings. Up to 30 hours of Continuing Education Units may be earned over the 2-day Pre-Conference Workshops and 2-day Main Conference. The location changes each year, hosted by a state Affiliate and offering each region of the country easy access on a rotating basis.
- National Holiday Lottery Campaign encourages adults not to give lottery tickets to underage children/teens as holiday gifts – many problem gamblers report that they began gambling during childhood and this campaign aims to help prevent it. In 2012, there were 37 U.S. and international lotteries participating.
- Risk Education for Athletes Program (REAP): educates athletes of all ages about the personal and professional risks involved with gambling and how to be smart in risky situations.
- Problem Gambling Awareness Month Our annual nationwide grassroots campaign launches around ‘March Madness’ to educate healthcare providers and the public about problem gambling and practices of responsible gambling.