NCPG Webinar Series

Usually on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET
Presenter: Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director

Our monthly webinars on topics in problem gambling and responsible gaming have received great feedback and we are excited to continue this series.

While the webinars remain FREE for NCPG Members, they are now open to non-members for $59 per webinar.

See our upcoming and past webinars, listed below.

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Upcoming Webinars:

How to Handle Sports Betting Expansion

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Time: 1:00pm ET

In the wake of the Supreme Court decision on Murphy v NCAA, the door is now open for all states to legalize sports betting. This summer 6 states legalized sports betting and we expect another 20-30 to consider legalization bills in January 2019.
Join NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte on this webinar as he reviews the current status of legalized sports betting, the next wave of expansion, prospects of Congressional legislation, what action NCPG is taking and how advocates can use our Responsible Gambling Principles for Sports Betting legislation and other tools.

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Problem Gambling and the Military

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 1:00pm ET

Rates of problem gambling are significantly higher among veterans, military recruits and those currently in the military compared with rates in the general population. Research suggests that Military personnel are at risk of experiencing negative consequences as a result of gambling related issues such as stress from financial debts, which may have a negative effect on military readiness. Furthermore, military and veteran populations are more prone to substance abuse, mental health problems and suicide, all of which are highly co-morbid with problem gambling.

This webinar will focus on research and policy developments over the past decade, including the recent NCPG victory requiring gambling disorder screening questions to be included in periodic health assessments for active duty soldiers conducted by the Department of Defense. NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte will review the latest drafts of our legislation and discuss how members can advocate at local and national levels.

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2018 Year End Review (and 2019 Preview) 

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Time: 1:00pm ET

Join our December webinar for an overview of NCPG’s activities over the past year, including advocacy, education and program highlights. The second half of the webinar will focus on the organization’s goals for 2019 as the National Council on Problem Gambling continues to grow.

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Past Webinars:

Lottery Holiday Responsible Gaming Campaign

Webinar Held: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Description: Each year, NCPG and McGill University asks every lottery to support our responsible gambling campaign regarding underage play during the holiday season. Over the past ten years, participation has grown tremendously. In 2017, 55 lotteries in the US and around the world supported the campaign. All supporters are are acknowledged in press releases, social media and trade magazine articles. Join this webinar to learn more about the campaign, now in its 11th year.

 

2018 Year End Review and 2019 Preview

Webinar Held: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Description: The National Council on Problem Gambling committees develop and manage many critical programs and initiatives that advance the organization’s mission and success. These committees are responsible for the strategic direction and activities that provide value to our members and stakeholders in the areas of education, communications, research, membership and more. Committee members say that participating in a committee gives them dynamic networking and learning opportunities by working side-by-side with other industry professionals.

NCPG is always looking for committed and energized volunteers to participate in committees. If you are interested in contributing your time and leadership to NCPG, join this webinar as we review each committee mission statement, discuss the available opportunities and help you to discover where you would like to share your talents.

 

Introduction to the International Certified Gambling Counselor Certification Process

Webinar Held: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Description: The International Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC) program was developed to promote a competency-based certification program for professionals treating problem and pathological gamblers and their families. There are two levels of certification, ICGC-I and ICGC-II. A third designation, BACC, denotes ICGC-II counselors who have acquired sufficient training, clinical experience, and supervision skills and are approved to provide supervision to ICGC applicants. On this webinar Keith Whyte will be joined by IGCCB President Lori Rugle as they discuss the certification standards for gambling disorder professionals, review training and examination requirements, and answer questions for those interested in certification.

 

Addressing Problem Gambling and Responsible Gaming in a Post-PASPA World

Webinar Held: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Description: The US Supreme Court has declared the federal ban on sports betting to be unconstitutional. By repealing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the Supreme Court opens the door for any state to legalize sports betting.

Join NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte on this webinar as he discusses the implications resulting from the Supreme Court’s decision as it relates to problem gambling and responsible gaming including:

  • Increased Prevalence of Problem Gambling Across the US
  • The Impact on Public Health
  • A Rise in Youth Gambling
  • The Risks of Mobile Platforms for Sports Betting
  • Legislation and Consumer Protections

 

‘Town Hall’ with 2018 NCPG Board Candidates

Webinar Held: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Description: Join us for an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of the 2018 Candidates for the five open seats on the NCPG Board of Directors.

 

PGAM 2018 Recap & Success Stories

Webinar Held: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Description: Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) 2018 has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean our work is done. Join Keith Whyte as he recaps the 14th annual event, including all of the great work done across the country, raising awareness and advocating for people struggling with gambling addiction. However, awareness doesn’t stop when the month of March is over, the webinar will also discuss ways to keep the momentum of PGAM going through the entire year.

 

Effective Advocacy in Action

Webinar Held: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Description: The ever-changing political climate has put pressure on organizations to engage in advocacy at the national, state and local levels. We know that the most effective advocacy work happens when legislators are presented with well-thought-out and customized messages.

Join NCPG on this one-hour webinar which will provide training you can use to implement a systematic approach to mobilizing your supporters and reaching your legislators. It will include ideas and examples for effective storytelling and how to identify and build on your most successful advocacy efforts.

 

NCPG Membership

Webinar Held: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Description: Learn about the benefits of being an NCPG Member and how to make the most of your membership benefits. NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte will review the three types of membership and the exciting growth in membership over the last several years. He will also talk about how members are an integral part of NCPG’s work in advocacy, awareness and assistance for all those affected by problem gambling and review a few key actions that members can take as part of the upcoming Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

 

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Webinar Held: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Description: March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month! Join NCPG on this webinar as we gear up for the world’s largest problem gambling awareness event. Learn more about the history of PGAM while discussing campaign strategies and awareness themes. We will also review our 2018 PGAM toolkit of free materials and share your success stories from 2017, drawing inspiration from the creative ways in which prior participants attracted attention to the PGAM movement. This webinar is important for both new and long-time participants of PGAM as we continue to grow Problem Gambling Awareness Month in March as a cornerstone of year-round Problem Gambling Awareness.

 

2018 NCPG Goals

Webinar Held: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Description: Join NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte for our first webinar of 2018 as he shares the National Council’s 2018 programming and advocacy goals. Keith will discuss how these goals fit into our Strategic Plan and some of the specific steps we will take to continue to shape the problem gambling and responsible gaming fields.  We invite Members to use this webinar as your first opportunity of 2018 to participate in and provide feedback on NCPG’s programs and services.

 

Year End Report / National Services Survey

Webinar Held: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Description: 2017 has been a busy year for the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), from our second-largest National Conference ever, to the launch of our Webinar Series and growth in our major programs. Join our December webinar for an overview NCPG’s activities over the past year, including advocacy, education and program highlights. Additionally, this webinar will include an overview of the recently released 2016 National Survey of Problem Gambling Services. This is the only Survey that captures national data on problem gambling funding and features a state by state breakdown, as well as analysis and trends.

 

Youth Gambling/Holiday Responsible Gaming Campaign

Webinar Held: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Description: Join this webinar to learn about NCPG’s Lottery Holiday Responsible Gaming campaign, which is now in its 10th year. Keith will review the research on youth gambling and lottery play that underlies the need for this effort, discuss the legal exemption that allows minors to play lottery, highlight innovative campaign ads and materials developed by lotteries over the past 10 years and update members on the participation to date.

 

Current Issues in Responsible Gaming

Webinar Held: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Description: In this webinar, Keith Whyte will review NCPG’s responsible gaming programs and policies. This includes the NCPG/NASPL Responsible Gaming Verification program; our Internet Responsible Gambling Standards and the associated Compliance Assessment Program; and NCPG’s consumer protection guidelines for Daily Fantasy and social casino. Keith will also discuss recent developments in the field, including AGA’s updated Code of Conduct, MGM Mirage’s GameSense program and the Green Gaming Predictive Tool. Attendees are welcome to ask any questions about this topic.

 

Roundtable on Recovery

Webinar Held: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Description: As NCPG celebrates National Recovery Month, join Executive Director Keith Whyte for an interactive discussion of NCPG’s recovery-related programs and services. We look forward to facilitating a robust conversation about advancements in our recovery work and where to go from here. So please come with questions, comments, and suggestions!

 

2017 Advocacy Updates

Webinar Held: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Description: In this webinar, Keith will update members on the latest developments in NCPG’s national advocacy activities, including our priority effort to get the military to screen for gambling addiction, as well as our work with Congress and Federal agencies on several trending topics including online and sports gambling; prevention and healthcare reform. Participants will have the opportunity to ask Keith questions about these and any other national gambling issues.

 

Gambling & Gambling Problems in the Military

Webinar Held: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Description: NCPG has long been focused on gambling problems amongst military personnel and veterans. Monsignor Dunne’s experiences as an Army Chaplain in WWII and Korea and Dr. Custer’s work in the Veterans Administration system were a big part of their motivation to found NCPG. Throughout the years, many NCPG leaders have been involved with the VA, and particularly the Brecksville VAMC, home of the oldest residential treatment program for gamblers. This webinar will focus on research and policy developments over the past decade, including recent NCPG legislative advocacy that led to the ground-breaking GAO report on Gambling Addition in the Military and ongoing efforts in the current Congress. Keith will review the latest drafts of our legislation and discuss how members can help at the grassroots level.

 

‘Town Hall’ with 2017 NCPG Board Candidates

Webinar Held: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Description: Join us for an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of the 2017 Candidates for the 5 open seats on the NCPG Board of Directors.

 

Gambling Addiction & Health Insurance

Webinar Held: Friday, April 28, 2017

Description: Join NCPG to discuss gambling addiction & health insurance issues, including potential impacts of “Trumpcare” and the results of our survey of certified gambling counselors about coverage, reimbursement and other critical issues.

 

Beyond PGAM

Webinar Held: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Description: Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) is going to wind down at the end of the month and NCPG would like to talk about what that means for those of us who are working to find solutions for problem gambling. It is beneficial to focus on the challenges problem gambling during a specific time of year. But it is also essential that we raise awareness and advocate for people struggling with gambling addiction throughout the entire year. In this webinar, Keith Whyte will discuss ways to keep the spirit of PGAM going, long after March has come to a close.

 

Webinar on Sports Gambling

Webinar Held: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Description: One of the biggest current issues in gaming is the legalization of sports gambling. Join Keith to learn more about the political, program and policy implications for the problem gambling field.