Programs & Resources

NCPG offers prevention, education, treatment, enforcement, research, responsible gaming and recovery resources.

NCPG Program Highlights:

National Problem Gambling Helpline (1-800-GAMBLER): ensures local problem gambling help is just one call away anywhere in the US.

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 Pre- and Post-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.

Gift Responsibly 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.

Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the annual nationwide grassroots campaign launches around ‘March Madness’ to educate healthcare providers and the public about problem gambling and practices of responsible gambling.

National Referral Resource we maintain the only nationwide online directories of certified counselors and inpatient/residential treatment facilities that offer specialized help in problem gambling, plus state-by-state referral resource listings. See: Inpatient & Residential Treatment Facility List.

Responsible Play For the majority of adults, gambling can be a fun and entertaining experience, but there are risks involved. Whether it’s your first bet or you’ve been gambling for years, offers tips to help you keep gambling fun.

Operation Responsible Gambling offers stories from veterans in recovery from gambling addiction, how to avoid it and what to do about it.