Our Programs

 

    • 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.
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    • National Referral Resource we maintain the only nation-wide 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 and Counselor Directory Search.