NCPG Webinar Series

Two Tuesdays every month, NCPG hosts webinars on important topics in PG or RG from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

Webinars are FREE for NCPG Members, and are open to non-members for $59 per webinar.

See the list below of upcoming and past webinars.

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Upcoming Webinars:

Thursday, August 11th 12:00pm ET

A discussion of the basics of problem gambling for those in the gambling industry, this webinar will help those developing and implementing responsible gambling programs better understand the concepts behind effective RG efforts. Participants will learn what a gambling disorder is and what it isn’t, how we know it when we see it, and how it is measured. We’ll also discuss what happens in treatment, how gambling disorders might be prevented, what researchers do, and what resources are available.

This webinar is generously sponsored by Charities Aid Foundation: Recovery and Resilience Fund on behalf of Playtech Software Limited. There is no charge to attend but registration is required. 

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

Presented by

Don Feeney

Don Feeney is a consultant on gambling policy and responsible gambling and author of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s two National Surveys on Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Engagement (NGAGE).  He is co-founder of Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling—the Minnesota affiliate of the National Council—and has served on its board since 2001.  Mr. Feeney served on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling from 2002 to 2016 and was president from 2011 to 2013.  From 1991 to 2017 he served as Research and Planning Director at the Minnesota Lottery.  His research interests include public opinion and gambling policy, public awareness of problem gambling, and gambling and popular culture.  Mr. Feeney holds master’s degrees in public policy from Harvard and in statistics from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics from Brown University.

In 2017, Don received the National Council on problem Gambling’s Monsignor Joseph A. Dunne award for lifetime achievement, and in 2022, he was honored with the creation of the National Council’s Don Feeney award for achievement in responsible gambling.

Tuesday, August 30th 1:00pm ET

Anyone can be an effective advocate. This webinar will offer practical tips and advice for effective problem gambling advocacy. We will examine such topics as: what an effective advocacy pitch looks like, the difference between advocacy and lobbying, and guidelines to follow to best position you or your organization to have a successful advocacy meeting with a lawmaker or his/her staff. This webinar is designed as an entry point for those looking to get involved in advocacy work or those looking for a refresher for their skills.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

Presented by

Cole Wogoman

Cole Wogoman joined NCPG in November 2021. He focuses on advocating for NCPG’s legislative agenda of problem gambling and responsible gambling policies to both the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch. Cole also works with NCPG’s Board of Directors, state affiliates, and members on proposed state and local legislation and regulations across the country. Cole is a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia. Previously, he served as legislative counsel for D.C. Councilmember Mary M. Cheh, advising her on a wide range of issues, including sports gambling, transportation, and agency oversight. Before his time in public service, Cole worked as an associate for the law firm of Willkie Farr and Gallagher. He holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a BA in Political Science with a minor in Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame.

Responsible Gambling Online: A Work In Progress

Thursday, september 8th 12:00pm ET

An introduction to the typical elements of a responsible gambling program, together with an overview of safer gambling regulation requirements in the US and Europe. This presentation will explain why online gambling operators often struggle to prove that responsible gambling tools provide an effective safety net for players. This webinar will also provide an opportunity to debate how the gambling industry and treatment services could continue to work together to improve player protection.

This webinar is generously sponsored by Charities Aid Foundation: Recovery and Resilience Fund on behalf of Playtech Software Limited.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

Presented by

Sarah Ramanauskas has worked in and with the gambling industry since 2008. A background in technology and market research brought her first to Betfair (now part of Flutter) and then William Hill, running research and insight teams looking at gambler behavior. Since 2014 she has been part of a number of initiatives looking to prevent gambling harm, both paid (consulting to the gambling industry at Gambling Integrity) and unpaid (Chair at Betknowmore, Commissioner on the UK’s Commission on Crime and Problem Gambling). She is now working with a number of other female entrepreneurs in the responsible gambling / social responsibility space to help improve the ways in which gambling operators look to protect players. She holds a Masters in English Literature from Magdalen College Oxford, one of the first couple of hundred women to study there after 500 years or so of men only.