Problem gambling and responsible gaming advocates from across the country will convene in Washington, DC on April 11th, 2018 for the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Advocacy Day. Problem Gambling Advocacy Day brings together key stakeholders in a grassroots effort to highlight the importance of developing strong public policies relating to problem gambling and appropriating the necessary funding for education, research, treatment and prevention.
On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, the day will begin with an orientation for stakeholders on Capitol Hill layout and protocols for in-person advocacy. This will be followed by an open briefing on problem gambling for Congressional representatives and staff, highlighting the most pressing issues currently facing the field, specifically the Preventing and Treating Gambling Disorder in the Military Act (Download a copy of the 2017 Bill Here). This bill was introduced by Sen. Warren last year as S. 1439 and will be reintroduced this year. Our goal is to get a bipartisan companion bill in the House, and bipartisan co-sponsors in the Senate. Following the briefing, advocates will spend the day visiting the offices of Congressional representatives in the House and Senate to share their stories about the problem gambling related issues going on in their community, as well as nationally.
Problem Gambling Advocacy Day Registration Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018.
NCPG has secured a small block of rooms at a hotel in nearby Arlington, Virginia for Advocacy Day (NOT GUARANTEED: VERY LIMITED AVAILABLITY). Please email CaitH@ncpgambling.org for details.
Hotel Booking Deadline: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 5pm.