NCPG WEBINAR ARCHIVE

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ThurSDAY, November 17, 2022

RASCHKOWAN WEBINAR SERIES: THE CHANGING FACE OF RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING:  POSITIVE PLAY AND HOW TO HARNESS IT 

Most people who gamble do so without experiencing any gambling-related harm. Yet, the focus of the field of gambling studies and responsible gambling efforts has been on minimizing risk factors associated with problem gambling. In this webinar, Dr. Michael Wohl will discuss the limitations of this focus for responsible gambling programming and the downstream impact on players, and how this focus has begun to change. Specifically, recent theory and research has begun to direct attention toward positive play, which is not merely an absence of risky or problematic play, but a set of beliefs and behaviors that exist independently of problematic beliefs behaviors.

Although positive play increases player satisfaction whilst minimizing the harms associated with gambling, the gambling industry continues to struggle with how to achieve and maintain positive players. To address this situation, Dr. Wohl has (with some controversy) proposed that rewards programs are well positioned to facilitate positive play by rewarding engagement with responsible gambling tools. The net effect being an increase in the current low rate of tool use. A call for empirical research on the antecedents and consequences of rewards program membership, and particularly on whether membership can be leveraged to advance positive play is proposed.

This webinar is generously sponsored and presented free of charge by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation and presented in partnership with McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

PRESENTED BY

DR. MICHAEL WOHL
PROFESSOR AND GRADUATE CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, CARLETON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Michael Wohl is a Professor of Psychology at Carleton University. Dr. Wohl has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers. He is the recipient of the International Center for Responsible Gambling’s Research Achievement Award, the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Research of the Year Award, Carleton’s Research Achievement Award, and Carleton University’s Graduate Mentorship Award. Dr. Wohl has received research funding from, among other organizations, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Gambling Research Exchange, International Center for Responsible Gambling, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Work in his Carleton University Gambling Laboratory (CUGL) focuses on, among other things, factors that predict disordered gambling (e.g., erroneous beliefs, financial focus), facilitators of responsible gambling (e.g., monetary limit setting and adherence), and means to overcome barriers to behavior change (e.g., nostalgia for life lived before the addiction behavior hold). Members of CUGL also examine the potential pitfalls and possible harm-minimization utility of loyalty program membership.                

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ThurSDAY, November 3, 2022

NCPG MEMBER EXCLUSIVE EVENT: ASK AN EXPERT WITH DR. HEATHER CHAPMAN – PROBLEM GAMBLING & THE MILITARY 

Research consistently finds that rates of gambling addiction among veterans and active-duty personnel are significantly higher than the general population, and highest among minorities. 

During the final session of Ask an Expert in 2022, Dr. Heather Chapman, Director of the Gambling Treatment Program with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Cleveland, OH will answer questions about working with a community that has fewer options for prevention and treatment than the general public; the complicated treatment route when a gambling problem occurs alongside other problems such as PTSD, alcohol disorder and substance abuse; and raising awareness of gambling problems among members of the entire military community.

This session will be a Q&A format followed by structured networking time for all attendees.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

PRESENTED BY

HeATHER CHAPMAN, PHD, ICGCII, BACC
DIRECTOR, GAMBLING TREATMENT PROGRAM, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, CLEVELAND OH

Dr. Heather Chapman is a clinical psychologist, an International Certified Gambling Counselor and Board Certified Clinical Consultant for the National Council on Problem Gambling, and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.  She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University, Deputy Director of the Veterans Addiction Recovery Center, and the Director of the Gambling Treatment Program at the Cleveland VA Medical Center.                                       

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TueSDAY, November 1, 2022

THE INTERSECTION OF RESPONSIBLE ALCOHOL SERVICE AND RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING POLICIES IN CASINOS

Alcohol has been synonymous with casino environments throughout history. Join representatives from the tribal gambling community as they discuss the tools and strategies used to promote safety in venues where both gambling and alcohol are present, prevent gambling problems and develop responsible gambling solutions.

This webinar is generously sponsored and presented free of charge by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

PRESENTED BY

RAQUEL BUARI, ESQ., CCEP
VICE PRESIDENT OF COMPLIANCE, FOUR WINDS CASINOS

Raquel Buari holds a BS in Legal Studies and Political Science from Ball State University. Raquel holds her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan. Raquel is the chief compliance and ethics officer for the Four Winds Casino operations in Michigan and Indiana, holding the position of Vice President of Compliance and began her career there in 2008. Raquel is on the Board of Directors for the National Council on Problem Gambling, the Indiana Council on Problem Gambling and the Michigan Association on Problem Gambling.                                             

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TueSDAY, November 1, 2022

HISTORICAL TRAUMA & ADDICTION WITHIN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

Historical trauma can be described as the cumulative emotional and psychological wounding following loss of lives, land and vital aspects of culture that is transferred to subsequent generations through biological, psychological, environmental, and social means, resulting in a cross-generational cycle of trauma. The manifestation of historical trauma is apparent in familial, social, and health disparities, including addictions. While Native Americans account for only a small part of the U.S. population, they experience much higher rates of substance abuse compared to other racial and ethnic groups.

This webinar will address health and recovery equity within Native communities, the roles of historical and generational trauma, the rates of addiction and the necessity of culturally specific addiction treatment programs.

This webinar is generously sponsored and presented free of charge by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

PRESENTED BY

JENNIFER TOPASH LEBLANC, BS, CADC
INTEGRATIVE CASE WORKER, POKAGON BAND HEALTH SERVICES

Jennifer Topash LeBlanc was raised in Buchanan, MI, and she moved to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in 1980 to attend Lake Superior State University. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services with minors in Counseling, Sociology, and Child Development in 1985 and her Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor License in 2000. Jennifer remained a resident of Sault Sainte Marie, MI for the past forty-one years working with Michigan Tribes. Jennifer is currently employed as the Integrated Case Worker for the Pokagon Band Health Services serving her own Tribal members.                                             

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ThurSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2022

Employee Training: An essential Element of responsible gambling culture

For responsible gambling to be taken seriously at all levels of the industry, it must be considered during the development of all policies and procedures. Often, one of the first building blocks to building a culture that embraces responsible gambling is employee training. During this panel discussion, you’ll learn about employee training from the perspectives of an operator, a lottery and an NCPG Affiliate. Each point of view brings something different to the table about weaving responsible gambling into a culture in order to prevent and address problem gambling.

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

Josh Ercole
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COUNCIL ON COMPULSIVE GAMBLING OF PA

A team member of CCGP since 2013, Josh Ercole has conducted hundreds of trainings throughout Pennsylvania in an effort to raise awareness of problem gambling. To date, Josh has trained thousands of casino team members, clinicians, students and other professionals about warning signs of gambling problems and available resources for help. 

ALex M. Hvizda
DIRECTOR OF COMPLIANCE (PENNSYLVANIA), PENN ENTERTAINMENT / HOLLYWOOD CASINO

Alex Hvizda joined Penn Entertainment in 2015 after spending six years in private practice.  As Director of Compliance for Penn’s operations in Pennsylvania, Alex oversees four land-based properties–Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, Hollywood Casino at The Meadows, Hollywood Casino York, Hollywood Casino Morgantown–and Marquee by Penn, a VGT (truck stop gaming) terminal operator.  Over the last five years Alex has helped launch Penn’s retail and online sports wagering, online casino gaming, VGT, and cashless gaming products as well as the York and Morgantown casinos. 

Diana DIetz
DEPUTY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, PENNSYLVANIA LOTTERY

Diana Dietz is the Deputy Communications Director and Responsible Gambling Manager for the Pennsylvania Lottery. She assists in drafting strategies and policies surrounding responsible gambling, including marketing campaigns and communications plans. Additionally, she oversees the Lottery’s responsible gaming certifications and works to sustain RG principles in its day-to-day operations. Diana has more than 11 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations and associations across Pennsylvania. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Communications from the Pennsylvania State University.

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TueSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2022

Problem Gambling Treatment Workforce Solutions

As the field and the vast number of individuals and families needing help grow, it’s essential that we come together to build and maintain a highly competent workforce. Each state has set standards for treatment professional training, certification and the like. Join us in this webinar, to hear how certification plays a role in the problem gambling treatment workforce in a variety of settings, and to learn about the various certification options offered by the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB).

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

PRESENTED BY

FRED FETTA
ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR, CONNECTICUT DEPT. OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES, PROBLEM GAMBLING SERVICES

Fiorigio (Fred) Fetta, has provided clinical oversight for the treatment and integration programs for Problem Gambling Services with the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS) in Connecticut since 2014.  Prior to his work with DMHAS, he provided treatment for individuals impacted by gambling disorder and affected loved ones in the roles of supervisor and clinician of a Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program.  Fred is the chair of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Treatment Committee.     

JEREMY WAMPLER, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, CGT, LADC
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINICAL SUPERVISOR, CONNECTICUT DEPT. OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES, PROBLEM GAMBLING SERVICES

Jeremy Wampler earned his Master in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University, and he has been practicing in the field of problem gambling for over a decade.  He currently serves as President of the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB).  In his current role as a state administrator, Jeremy provides oversight for all statewide problem gambling services which includes problem gambling specific clinical services, disordered gambling integration programs, outreach and engagement, prevention, and recovery support services.

 

TANA RUSSELL, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, EVERGREEN COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING

Tana Russell became Assistant Director at Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling in 2019. She holds certifications as a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP), Washington State Certified Gambling Counselor II (WSCGC-II), Nationally Certified Tobacco Treatment Provider (NCTTP), Certified Gambling Disorder Trainer (CGT), and completed extensive training on video/internet gaming disorder. She serves on the NCPG treatment subcommittee and is a member of the Washington State Gambling Counselor Certification Committee and the Washington State Problem Gambling Task Force.

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ThurSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2022

Raschkowan Webinar series: Games without frontiers? Exploring Gambling and gaming behaviors among youth

Great Britain has one of the most liberal gambling environments in the world. Emerging Adults (those aged 18-24) are a cohort of young people growing up in an environment where gambling advertising, marketing and widespread availability are the norm. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic generated unprecedented disruptions to daily life, especially among young adults who should have been embarking on major life transitions. Using data from the Emerging Adults Gambling Survey, a longitudinal survey of young people in Britain, this presentation will explore how gambling patterns have changed, how gambling and gaming are increasingly combined and the risks associated with this and draw implications for future policy directions – both national and international, as other countries seek to learn lessons from the British experience.

This webinar is generously sponsored and presented free of charge by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation and presented in partnership with McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

PRESENTED BY

Heather Wardle is a Reader in Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow. She focuses on exploring gambling policy and practice, with particular emphasis on youth. She is the Principal Investigator of the Emerging Adults Gambling Survey and has recently published her first book looking at the intersection between gambling and games: Games without Frontier? Socio-historical perspectives at the gaming/gambling intersection. She is Co-Chair of the Lancet Public Health Commission on Gambling, member of the WHO panel on gambling and was Deputy Chair of the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling between 2015 and 2020.

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TueSDAY, october 4, 2022

MEET THE NCPG COMMITTEES & VIRTUAL COMMITTEE FAIR

NCPG has many committees, but what exactly do they do? Interested in getting more involved but unsure how? Join us for a committee fair where you can learn about how each committee operates, their upcoming goals for 2023, and how you can get involved! Attendees can then join breakout rooms for their committee(s) of interest and connect with current committee members.

Learn more about these NCPG Committees:

  • Awards
  • Communications
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Helpline
  • Membership
  • Military
  • Prevention
  • Recovery
  • Research
  • Responsible Gambling & Government Affairs
  • Treatment

This is a free, casual networking event open to both members and non-members.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

NCPG MEMBER EXCLUSIVE EVENT: ASK AN EXPERT WITH MARY DREXLER – PROBLEM GAMBLING AND SUICIDE RISK, PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION

Join us for the Ask an Expert episode where we’ll get Mary Drexler’s thoughts on the connections between problem gambling and suicide, compounding risk factors, and implications for prevention, policies and procedure development. Mary Drexler has decades of experience working in the fields of problem gambling and suicide risk, prevention and intervention. This session will be a Q&A format followed by structured networking time for all attendees.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar. 

PRESENTED BY

Mary Drexler is currently the Director for the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Ms. Drexler brings 40 years in the social services field to her current role. 

Since 2017, as Program Director for the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, Ms. Drexler has been responsible for the oversight of the Center’s initiatives in problem gambling prevention, awareness, treatment, peer support, and public policy. Prior to joining The Center in 2017, Ms. Drexler held the position of Responsible Gambling Program Coordinator for three (3) years for the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA). Before moving to Maryland, Mary worked as Executive Director of the CT Council on Problem Gambling for 4 years.

In addition, Mary has over 20 years of experience in Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention through her work with 211 Connecticut (Information, Referral and Crisis Helpline) and CONTACT USA (now known as the International Council for Helplines), an organization known for accreditation of suicide prevention Helplines. In the past, she served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Suicidology and worked part-time for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline supporting crisis lines with the implementation of effective lethality assessments. She has also been a trainer and consultant in the following areas: crisis and suicide prevention/intervention, problem gambling and suicide, and effective listening and assessment skills.

Mary holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut.                                                                                                                  _________________________________

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Tribal Responsible Gaming Overview and Best Practices

Leaders in tribal gambling regulation & operations discuss the value of responsible gambling to reduce costs and improve community health.

This session will be presented via Zoom, livestreaming from the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling’s Tribal Summit on Responsible Gaming. The Summit is intended to discuss innovative responsible gaming practices for tribal casinos with key leaders from tribal gaming, tribal behavioral health programs, legislators, and state and nonprofit representatives. For more information on the Tribal Summit and the complete Four Directions Conference, click here.

This webinar is generously sponsored and presented free of charge by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

PRESENTED BY

 
  • JACOB COIN, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, SAN MANUEL BAND OF MISSION INDIANS
  • JENNIFER SHATLEY, PH.D., UNLV INTERNATIONAL GAMING INSTITUTE
  • STEVE GRIFFITHS, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, LITTLE CREEK CASINO RESORT
  • KARA FOX-LAROSE, PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, ILANI RESORT
  • NATALIE STEPHENSON, COMPLIANCE MANAGER, ANGEL OF THE WINDS CASINO RESORT
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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Tribal Behavioral Health and Tribal Casinos

Learn from tribal leaders about evidence-based approaches to reduce risk factors for gambling addiction and other problems.

This session will be presented via Zoom, livestreaming from the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling’s Tribal Summit on Responsible Gaming. The Summit is intended to discuss innovative responsible gaming practices for tribal casinos with key leaders from tribal gaming, tribal behavioral health programs, legislators, and state and nonprofit representatives. For more information on the Tribal Summit and the complete Four Directions Conference, click here.

This webinar is generously sponsored and presented free of charge by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

PRESENTED BY

  • GINGER JOHNSON, SUDP, WSCGC-L, DIDGʷÁLIČ WELLNESS CENTER
  • KEITH SEALS, ICGC-L, IGDC, COWLITZ TRIBAL TREATMENT
  • SHANNON DICTSON, RESPONSIBLE GAMING COORDINATOR MESCALERO APACHE TRIBE
 
 
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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

National Recovery Month: Personal Stories of Recovery and hope

To kick off National Recovery Month 2022, the National Council on Problem Gambling will be celebrating recovery with partners who have lived experience. Sharing and celebrating recovery helps reduce stigma and increases hope for those struggling to begin or maintain their recovery journey. Our panel of guests will share the stories of what propelled them into recovery, the tools they use to maintain recovery and how they celebrate recovery every day (even on the hard days).

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

PRESENTED BY

Christina Cook is the host of The Broke Girl Society Podcast where she shares her own story of addiction and recovery from disordered gambling along with the experience, strength and hope of so many others on the same journey.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scott Meyer, CRPA-P, is a person in recovery for 9+ years. Problem Gambling stripped Scott of his confidence, dignity, respect, will to live, financial stability, professional licenses, but most importantly his freedom. Scott is an Accountant by trade, a business coach and currently serves as a recovery coach for individuals and families impacted by problem gambling. Through peer support and connection services, Scott is dedicated to providing impactful personal experiences to assist in a recovery journey. Scott is married for 33 years, has five children, two son-in-laws and a beautiful grand-daughter!
 
 
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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Responsible Gambling Online: A work in progress

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.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2022

ADVOCACY 101

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 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.

 
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2022

No RG without PG: Problem Gambling 101 for the Gambling Industry

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 are no CE’s available for this webinar.

PRESENTED BY

  

Don Feeney is a consultant on gambling policy and responsible gambling and president of the Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance, the Minnesota chapter of the National Council on Problem Gambling. He was co-founder of the Alliance 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, Mr. Feeney received the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Monsignor Joseph A. Dunne award for lifetime achievement.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Agility Grants: Application Information Session (Fall 2022)

A strategic NCPG initiative funded by the National Football League Foundation, Agility Grants will offer funding to nonprofit organizations across the country for problem gambling prevention programs. The goal of these grants is to fill in gaps for areas that currently have no such services, as well as bolster promising efforts in existing programs.

This webinar will provide information on how to apply for Agility Grant funding. This webinar is designed to help you to submit your best application possible. During the webinar, we will review the essentials of applying, including:

  • Strategic pillars & program principles
  • Who can apply for Agility Grants
  • Examples of eligible projects
  • How to apply: An overview of the application platform
  • Common application pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Tips to strengthen your project proposal
  • Q & A

There are no CE’s available for this information session.

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Thursday, May 12, 2022
NCPG Member Exclusive Event: Ask An Expert – Finding Effective Stress Management & Self Care Techniques with Dr. Lori Rugle. 

NCPG Members are invited to a free webinar with Dr. Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC. As we continue to face a world full of uncertainty, unrest and inequality, it has never been so important to take care of our mental health and well-being. In this conversation with Keith Whyte, Dr. Rugle will explain the physical and emotional impact of stress, explain how to identify your own personal stress indicators, and suggest tools and strategies for healthy stress management. A Q & A session will follow the presentation for attendees to ask the expert their questions.

Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II/BACC, brings 30 + years of experience in the field of problem and responsible gambling including treatment, prevention, research and responsible gambling to her current positions. She has managed problem gambling programs within the Veterans Administration, in the private sector, and within state systems. She has participated in research on brief screening for gambling problems, as well as a broad range of other problem gambling-related research projects. She has provided consultation and training on gambling disorder throughout the United States, for the military, and internationally. She is focusing her work on teaching, consulting, and supervision, balanced with mindfulness practice.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

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Thursday, May 12
NCPG Members Networking

Get to know your fellow NCPG members, whether old friends or new, at NCPG’s quarterly Membership Networking Zoom on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

We know that networking is one of the things NCPG benefits that our stakeholders value the most, so we hope you’ll join us for a fun and friendly chat!

There are no CE’s available for this networking session.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Reducing Stigma Through Language: A Problem Gambling Primer

74% of Americans believe that gambling problems are caused by a lack of willpower (NGAGE 2.0, 2021). Problem gambling and gambling addiction carry a high burden of stigma, which in turn can be a barrier to seeking treatment. Too often, sensational news stories and the language employed can alienate and dehumanize those with gambling disorders and induce fear or scorn of them in the public eye.

Using appropriate language in discussing disordered gambling includes rejecting sensationalism in favor of more accurate narratives, avoiding stigmatizing language, and acknowledging evidence-based solutions. This webinar will explore the language guidelines that the National Council on Problem Gambling has adopted for disseminating useful information about problem gambling.

This webinar is generously sponsored by MGM Resorts International.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Town Hall with NCPG Board Candidates

Meet the candidates running in the 2022 NCPG Board of Directors election.

Candidates to represent the Individuals Category:

    • Heather Chapman
    • Lia Nower

Candidate to represent the Organizations Category:

    • Raquel Buari

Candidate to represent the Affiliates Category:

    • Jeffrey Wasserman

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Beyond PGAM: Bringing Awareness to Problem Gambling Year-Round

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) 2022 has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean our work is done. Hear from a panel of PGAM participants from across the country as they recap their activities during the 19th annual event and discuss plans for bringing awareness to problem gambling year-round.

Participants Include:

  • Cait Huble, NCPG Director of Communications (Moderator)
  • Krystal Smith, Program Manager, Responsible & Problem Gambling, Oregon Lottery & NCPG Communications Committee Chair.
  • Derek Longmeier, Executive Director, Problem Gambling Network of Ohio
  • Adam Warrington, Vice President of Responsible Gaming, FanDuel
  • Phil Sherwood, Director of Communications and Marketing, Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health

This webinar is generously sponsored by MGM Resorts International.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
NGAGE 2.0 Key Findings & Practical Data Application

Aligning with the release of the second National Survey of Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Experience – NGAGE 2.0, this webinar will explore the results of the April 2021 survey examining public perceptions of gambling over the past 3 years as sports betting has expanded nationwide. Join the NCPG team and NGAGE Principal Researcher Don Feeney as they review the key findings of the survey and explore the practical application of the data in NCPG’s advocacy and program efforts moving forward.

Participants Include:

  • Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director
  • Don Feeney, NGAGE Principal Researcher
  • Cole Wogoman, NCPG Government Relations Manager

This webinar is generously sponsored by MGM Resorts International.

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Thursday, March 24, 2022
The Raschkowan Lecture Series: Gambling During a Digital Revolution – Internet Sports Betting Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

On March 24, Dr. Debi LaPlante presents the fourth in a series of four timely lectures about gambling during a digital revolution. Presented in partnership with the International Center for Youth Gambling & High-Risk Behaviors of McGill University, and NCPG.

Generously sponsored by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
A Conversation with Women Working in Problem Gambling & Responsible Gambling

In recognition of International Women’s Day, join a panel of inspiring female leaders from the problem gambling and responsible gambling field. Learn how these women have targeted their professional development to succeed in the positions they currently hold, some of the challenges and victories they have encountered throughout their careers, and what they are doing to help pave the way for future female leaders in the space.

Panelists Include:

  • Host: Maureen Greeley, Executive Director, Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling & President, NCPG Board of Directors
  • Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming and Co-Founder All-In Diversity Project
  • Tammi Barlow, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Rush Street Interactive
  • Sarah Ramanauskas, Senior Partner, Gambling Integrity
  • Chelsea Turner, Director of Responsible Gambling at MA Council on Gaming and Health

This webinar is generously sponsored by MGM Resorts International.

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Thursday, February 24, 2022
Gambling Disorder in the Digital Age: A UK Overview

McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors in collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling presents The Raschkowan Lecture Series – Gambling During a Digital Revolution”

Join Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, President of Psychiatry, Royal Society of Medicine; Director, National Centre for Behavioural Addictions, UK (National Problem Gambling Clinic and National Centre for Gaming Disorder), for an exclusive webinar presentation called, “Gambling Disorder in the Digital Age: A UK Overview” on Thursday,  February 24, 2022, from noon to 1:00 pm Eastern Time.

Bowden-Jones will examine the UK gambling landscape; the size of their problem gambling challenges; and the issues faced by both politicians and clinicians in dealing with technology as a means to both providing gambling opportunities and blocking gambling activities. The recent government Review of the 2005 Gambling Act will also be discussed.

Bowden-Jones is a medical doctor and neuroscience researcher working as a consultant psychiatrist in addictions while leading two national clinics in the UK. She was appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 New Year’s Honours for Services to Addiction Treatment and Research. Bowden-Jones is the current President of Psychiatry, Royal Society of Medicine (2020-2022) as well as the Founding Director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic, the first NHS treatment centre in the UK for the treatment of problem gamblers which she established in 2008. She also holds many national and international awards including Psychiatrist of the Year – 2020 Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Generously sponsored by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Problem Gambling Prevention 101

This webinar will review the fundamentals of problem gambling prevention and how it fits into the continuum of care as gambling access expands across the country. Participants will examine factors including the importance of early intervention, understanding the risks of youth gambling, identifying the signs of problem gambling, and using the intersection of awareness, policy, treatment and recovery to build momentum and support for prevention programs.

The webinar will also review best practices in prevention programming using a program currently implemented in North Carolina and how practitioners can adhere to the SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework within their own programs.

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Thursday, February 10, 2022
Agility Grants: Application Information Session

A strategic NCPG initiative funded by the National Football League Foundation, Agility Grants will offer funding to nonprofit organizations across the country for problem gambling prevention programs. The goal of these grants is to fill in gaps for areas that currently have no such services, as well as bolster promising efforts in existing programs.

This webinar will provide information on how to apply for Agility Grant funding. Geared for first-time applicants, the webinar is designed to help you to submit your best application possible. During the webinar, we will review the essentials of applying, including:

  1. Strategic pillars & program principles
  2. Who can apply for Agility Grants
  3. Examples of eligible projects
  4. How to apply: An overview of the application platform
  5. Common application pitfalls and how to avoid them
  6. Tips to strengthen your project proposal
  7. Q & A

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Thursday, February 3, 2022
NCPG Member Exclusive Event: Ask an Expert – The Intersection of Gamblers’ Anonymous and NCPG, Past and Present

NCPG Members are invited to a free webinar with Stephen Block, ICGC-II, CPGC. You may know him as an expert on counseling and recovery, but did you know he was there in the early days of NCPG? In conversation with Keith Whyte, Block will talk about how members of Gamblers Anonymous were part of the founding of NCPG, and identify how national conversation on treatment and recovery has evolved since then. A Q & A session will follow so that attendees can ask this expert their burning questions.

Stephen Block, ICGC-II, CPGC has worked with problem gamblers for over 40 years, accumulating over 30,000 clinical hours. He is a New York Credentialed Problem Gambling Counselor and is personally in long-term recovery. He assisted in the formation of the Gamblers Treatment Center, the first state-funded gambling specific treatment program in New York. He was a founding member and is the current President of the Board of Directors of the New York Council on Problem Gambling. Steve has conducted presentations throughout the U.S. on problem gambling and has trained treatment professionals seeking certification. He has testified as an expert witness on problem gambling in state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania¸ and Washington, D.C.  He has been involved with NCPG since 1975, attended the first NCPG National Conference in 1985 and many conferences since then.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Current Trends & Consumer Protections in Sports Gambling

Nearly half of American adults have bet on a sporting event. More and more are betting online, with 45% of sports wagering now taking place through the internet. The rate of gambling problems among sports bettors is at least twice as high as among gamblers in general.

Join NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte and Daniel J. Trolaro, VP Prevention, EPIC Risk Management as they discuss the current trends in sports gambling and how responsible gambling principles are being implemented to protect consumers.

Dan is presently the VP of Prevention in the US for EPIC Risk Management.  Having lived experience in the area of gambling addiction, coupled with the traumatic events of September 11th, 2001, Dan left the world of finance and went on to receive his Master’s in Psychology. Dan has delivered hundreds of workshops, trainings and keynote presentations around the country centered on prevention, education and emerging trends in the world of gambling and gambling-related behaviors.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Gearing Up for Problem Gambling Awareness Month 2022

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM), held annually in March, is designed to increase public awareness of problem gambling. The webinar will include a preview of the PGAM 2022 awareness toolkit materials and a brief overview of Gambling Disorder Screening Day, by the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance.  

Presenters include:

  • Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director
  • Cait Huble, NCPG Director of Communications
  • Krystal Smith, Program Manager, Responsible & Problem Gambling, Oregon Lottery & NCPG Communications Committee Chair
  • Kira Landauer, MPH, and Caitlyn Fong, MPH, Community Health Educators at Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
NCPG in Action – Celebrating 50 Years of Progress

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022 – an important milestone in the field of problem gambling. NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte, NCPG Board President and Executive Director of the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling Maureen Greeley, and other special guests reflected back on the political and social environment of the 1970s and the events that led to the founding of the organization, and how NCPG has grown and developed in the 50 years that have followed. They explored NCPG’s impact over the past half-century, including key milestones, developments in the industry, organizational wins, and recognition for the members, volunteers, sponsors, and staff who have made progress possible. 

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
2022 NCPG Program Forecast – Advocacy, Goals, and Strategy

NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte and NCPG Government Relations Manager Cole Wogoman previewed  the organization’s programmatic and advocacy goals and strategies for 2022. In addition, attendees got an early forecast of what the legislative and regulatory expectations are at the state and federal levels as gambling expansion continues across the country. 

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Problem Gambling and Gambling-Motivated Crime

Michelle L. Malkin, JD, PhD,  Assistant Professor, Department of Justice, East Carolina University, explored the experiences of people who have a history of problem gambling. Anonymous surveys were analyzed for types of legal consequences people faced due to their gambling. Findings allow for a fuller understanding of the different ways compulsive gamblers have been involved in the legal and criminal justice system, primarily for acquisitional crimes to support gambling and pay off gambling-related debts. Results are also considered based on gender. Additionally, Dr. Malkin shares her own story of consequences due to a history of gambling. The presentation includes suggestions for counselors and others who have clients who may have been involved in gambling-motivated crimes.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
2021 NCPG Recap

Keith Whyte, National Council on Problem Gambling Executive Director, gave a 30-minute webinar presentation describing a momentous year for the organization. The topics included:

  • How many more states legalized sports betting
  • The historic grant NCPG received from the NFL Foundation
  • The two-part online National Conference in June and July
  • The Gift Responsibly Campaign becoming the more flexible, rebranded name for what was formerly known as the Holiday Lottery Campaign

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Thursday, November 18, 2021
The Raschkowan Lecture Series: Gambling During a Digital Revolution

Dr. Brett Abarbanel presents the second in a series of four timely lectures about gambling during a digital revolution. Presented in partnership with the International Center for Youth Gambling & High-Risk Behaviors of McGill University, and NCPG.

Gambling elements have become quite popular in video games and esports, and the interaction of these concepts has become increasingly complex. The impacts can be difficult to navigate: in some cases, convergence has led to fascinating developments in games and digital health. In other cases, the potential for negative impacts warrants concern and intervention. Abarbanel will explore where we have been and where we are going along the journey of gambling and gaming convergence internationally, and discuss where this intersection is showing up in unusual and unexpected ways.

Her research covers video games, esports and gambling, operations and technology, and responsible gambling and community relations. Abarbanel is also the executive editor of the UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal, on the editorial board at International Gambling Studies and Harvard University’s Brief Addiction Science Information Source, and recently completed a term on the International Advisory Panel for Singapore’s National Council on Problem Gambling. She has been interviewed as a gambling expert by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Discovery Channel, and has served as a consultant for multiple industries and government entities. Abarbanel is a founding director of the Nevada Esports Alliance, which promotes the development of best practices at the intersection of the esports and regulated gambling industries.

Generously sponsored by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Tribal Sovereignty and Responsible Gambling

As part of Native American Heritage Month, NCPG held a panel discussion moderated by Wiley Harwell, Executive Director at Oklahoma Association for Problem and Compulsive Gambling. The panelists are Sheila Morago, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Kara Fox-LaRose, President and General Manager of the ilani Casino; and Shannon May Dictson, Responsible Gaming Program Coordinator at Mescalero Apache Tribal Gaming Commission. The topics included:

The importance of Sovereignty to the tribes and how it affects responsible gambling efforts.
Any cooperative efforts that tribes have with other tribes to develop and implement responsible gambling programs.
An evaluation of how pandemic has affected casino operations for tribes and how a tool like Telehealth was expanded to provide more service for people.
An analysis of how the program gambling helpline works in their state and whether there should be a more centralized and national helpline number for all the states.
Opinions of what the emergence of sports betting means for the tribes and how it is changing their current responsible gambling efforts.
What effects casinos have had on specific tribes and how it was different before the Indian Gaming and Regulatory Acts of 1988 became law.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Gambling and the Military

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we presented a four-person educational overview followed by a guided panel that provided attendees with a broad understanding of the current problem gambling situation within the military and veteran communities.
• Moderator – Rich Taylor Jr., NCPG Military Committee Chair & Responsible Gambling Program Manager for BetMGM
• Treatment – Heather Chapman, Supervisory Psychologist, Director Gambling Program at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
• Research – Shane Kraus, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UNLV
• Spouse – Shawna Black, Program Manager PGRC (Army spouse)
• Lived Experience – Dave Yaeger, U.S. Army Veteran and host of Fall In: The Problem Gambling Podcast For Military Service Members and Veterans

The webinar also discussed the website dedicated to providing veterans and active-duty service members with responsible gambling and problem gambling assistance – OperationResponsibleGambling.org. In addition, attendees learned more about the work of the NCPG’s Military Committee.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
The Gift Responsibly Campaign

An exclusive 60-minute webinar about the Gift Responsibly Campaign, which was formerly known as the Holiday Lottery Campaign. In previous years lotteries around the world joined the public awareness initiative from the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and Hih-Risk Behaviors at McGill University that discourages giving children lottery tickets as gifts, because underage exposure to gambling activity increases the risk of developing problem gambling behavior as they grow older.

The presenters were John Norton, NCPG Communications Manager; Lynette Gilbeau, Research Coordinator at International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University; Krystal Smith, Oregon Lottery Program Manager, Responsible & Problem Gambling; and Townley Cheek, North Carolina Education Lottery Corporate Social Responsibly Manager. They explained the campaign’s history, how and why the campaign is changing, provided a peek at the campaign’s new toolkit, and discuseds strategies for how lotteries can effectively tailor their awareness campaign to their target audiences.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15 we celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic population, which is the largest community of color in the United States. Moderator Juan Baez, Problem Gambling Specialist for the Behavioral Health Services Commission in Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, will lead a discussion on important cultural considerations for gambling addiction and responsible gambling services in the Hispanic community. The panelists are Vanessa Fernandez, Treatment Director of the Clinical & Forensic Institute, Inc., and Luis Del Orbe, Problem Gambling Prevention Specialist for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ, Inc.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
National Recovery Month, Gambling Addiction and 12-Step Programs

As part of National Recovery Month, the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Recovery Committee held a 60-minute panel discussion that focused on how the speakers navigate the 12-steps for treatment and recovery for problem gambling. The moderator was Recovery Committee Chair Marc Lefkowitz, ICGC-II. The panelists were Arthur, Nan, and President of Voices of Problem Gambling Recovery and SMART Facilitator, Brian Ward.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
NGAGE 2.0

Don Feeney discussed the second National Survey of Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Experience – NGAGE 2.0. The results of the April 2021 survey examine public perceptions of gambling in the wake of sports betting expansion over the past 3 years and the pandemic, which the previous survey did not capture. Feeney provided an initial look at the topline results during the 2021 National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling. This webinar provided further details ahead of the full release of the results this fall.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Operation Responsible Gambling

Military personnel and veterans are at higher risk for gambling problems. Therefore, NCPG, in partnership with RG 24seven and funding from the Entain Foundation US, is launching Operation Responsible Gambling to increase awareness of risk for gambling problems in the military community using brief videos by veterans in recovery from gambling problems. Join NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte and other partners to learn more about the issue and the campaign.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
My Story of Problem Gambling and Recovery

Ted Hartwell shared his story of exposure to gambling activities at an early age that led to a long history of recreational and then disordered gambling. Hartwell also discussed the ingredients that came together to turn what was initially an entertaining pastime into a gambling problem that seriously impacted many areas of his life. Finally, he talked about the defining moments that resulted in his seeking out help and engaging in a process of recovery that continues to this day.

Hartwell has been a member of the research faculty of the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Las Vegas since 1991. He is a longtime member of the National Council on Problem Gambling. As a problem gambler in long-term recovery, he promotes awareness, prevention, and treatment of problem gambling for the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, where he has developed gaming disorder and student-athlete gambling awareness programs.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Town Hall With NCPG Board of Directors Candidates

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Gam-Anon’s Role in the Recovery of People and Loved Ones Affected by Problem Gambling

Regina Kaplan presented a brief history of Gam-Anon; the purposes of Gam-Anon, relationship between Gam-Anon and Gamblers Anonymous; and how the Gam-Anon program works to assist its members to cope with the gambling problem and emotionally support the GA members who are in recovery.

Kaplan has been a Gam-Anon member for 46 years. She served as Executive Secretary of the Gam-Anon International Service Office from 1994 – 2019 and is currently CEO Gam-Anon International Service Office.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Overview of New National Detailed Report from NGAGE 1.0 – National Survey of Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Experiences

Executive Director Keith Whyte and report author Don Feeney discuss the new National Detailed Report, which delves into many layers of behavior in how Americans gamble and their widely varying attitudes toward gambling. They also touch on the companion new State Detailed Reports with state-specific findings.

They explain the methodology behind NCPG’s largest research project to date, highlight some of its most noteworthy results and surprising findings, discuss how anyone involved in the world of gambling and healthcare could utilize the information in their professional work, and preview future survey efforts.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Women and Gambling Addiction – Hiding in Plain Sight

Sarah Ramanauskas, who is the Senior Partner for Audit and Research at Gambling Integrity, presented a 60-minute exclusive that:

-Explained why women are potentially suffering, as individuals, to an even greater extent than men: both as gamblers and as ‘affected others’.

-Helped understand why women gamble differently than men, and what this means when reaching out to them.

-Examined how sexism within the gambling industry may be contributing to this issue.

-Discussed potential ways to get women to feel less stigmatized and more confident about seeking help.

Ramanauskas carries out the iCAP assessments, as well as responsible gambling assessments for the World Lottery Association, and social responsibility audits for members of the UK’s Responsible Affiliates in Gaming. She is a Commissioner on the Commission for Crime and Problem Gambling and was previously Chair of Betknowmore UK, a social enterprise providing outreach services to those affected by gambling.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
PGAM Toolkit Update and Event Examples

Join NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte and Communications Manager John Norton for a 30-minute exclusive look at the updated toolkit and a reminder of the best promotional strategies for Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM), which starts on March 1 and includes Gambling Disorder Screening Day on March 9.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Understanding How Intergenerational Racial Trauma has Impacted Your Client

Join Neva Pryor, MS, Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey for a presentation from the Diversity, Equity, and inclusion Committee. The purpose of this workshop is to help the participants understand how intergenerational trauma affects your relationship with your client.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021
State of the Council

NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte will provide the 2021 State of the Council presentation. He will review highlights of NCPG operations last year and our plans for the current year in this 30-minute exclusive.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Getting Ready for Problem Gambling Awareness Month

An exclusive 30-minute discussion with John Norton, NCPG Communications Manager, and Krystal Smith, Marketing Program Manager at the Oregon Lottery & NCPG Communications Committee Chair, about how you can get ready for March’s Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The focus will be on how to implement a program that alerts the public about what problem gambling looks like, along with explaining where and how those seeking help can receive it. The free materials in our PGAM Toolkit will also be previewed.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Ask Me Anything with Keith Whyte

A 30-minute exclusive with Keith discussing current topics in problem gambling and responsible gambling. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Innovative Technology to Increase Access to Care for People with Gambling Problems

Moderator: Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director
Presenters: Marc Lefkowitz, ICGC-II, Kindbridge & Ashley Trantham, Morneau Shepell

Join NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte and presenters Marc Lefkowitz and Ashley Trantham to discuss how innovative technology is being used to increase access to care for people with gambling problems. This issue is particularly relevant for clinicians and policy makers alike due to restrictions on traditional in-person counseling during the pandemic.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Keith Whyte

A 30-minute exclusive with Keith discussing current topics in problem gambling and responsible gambling. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Holiday Lottery Campaign

Discussion of the Holiday Lottery Campaign: NCPG, International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University each year ask lotteries to support our responsible gambling campaign and help raise awareness regarding the risks of underage lottery play during the holiday season. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Raschkowan Lecture

In the second lecture of this series, Mark Griffiths, PhD, will speak about Sports Betting, In-Play Sports Betting, and Sports Betting Advertising.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Get the Most Out of the Conference

Learn more about our Main Conference, coming in November (online) and our Master Classes, small-group live workshops with nationally-known experts, coming in early December (online). Hear about the presenters and topics, exhibitors and networking opportunities, how to register, and more!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Sports Betting Advertising & Social Responsibility

Sports betting advertising is beginning to spike with the start of football season, and broadcast and online viewers will likely be quickly saturated with gambling promotions pre-game, in-game and post-game. Sports leagues and teams have struck unprecedented partnerships with casino companies and sportsbooks, and social media is swamped with discussions of picks and locks and bad beats.

Join NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte and Jamie Salsburg to discuss social responsibility implications, impacts and innovative solutions. Jamie has built on his advertising/marketing background and gambling experience—including hosting the popular After Gambling podcast–to launch dyve, a firm offering stakeholders of the global gaming industry with insight into how to best position their brand to address and manage risks around problem gambling and other related social issues.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Executive Director Keith Whyte

A 30-minute exclusive with Keith discussing current topics in problem gambling and responsible gambling. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Raschkowan Lecture

On August 21, Dr. Marc Potenza, MD, PhD of Yale University presented the first in a series of four timely lectures about gambling during a digital revolution. Presented in partnership with the International Center for Youth Gambling & High-Risk Behaviors of McGill University, and NCPG.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020
AMA with Keith Whyte

An exclusive 30-minute webinar with Executive Director Keith Whyte. Spend a half hour with Keith discussing whatever comes to mind. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Payments and RG Risks

NCPG Legislative Director Brianne Doura-Schawohl and a panel of industry experts discuss the balance between new payment schemes and responsible gambling as some casinos resume operations in the wake of COVID-19.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Reopening and PG Risks

NCPG Legislative Director Brianne Doura-Schawohl hosts a group of industry experts discussing the problem gambling risks associated with reopening casinos after long period of lockdown.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020
Problem Gambling Prevention in the Time of COVID

Join the NCPG Prevention Committee for a timely discussion on strategies for successful #problemgambling prevention and engaging with your community during Covid. Moderated by Mike Buzzelli, Assoc. Dir. of PGN Ohio.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2020
Ask Me Anything! with Keith Whyte

An exclusive 30-minute  webinar with Executive Director Keith Whyte. Spend a half hour with Keith discussing whatever comes to mind. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Recovery During COVID-19

Members of the NCPG Recovery Committee discuss how gamblers and families/affected individuals are coping with the Pandemic and the resources available. After a brief introduction and series of questions members will be able to submit questions.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Cashless Payments and Responsible Gambling

The COVID crisis is accelerating interest from both operators and states to allow for the use of credit cards and electronic payments for gambling.  Each type of payment used—from cash to credit cards to PayPal—may bring additional risks to consumers but new technologies can also enhance responsible gambling. Join Executive Director Keith Whyte and Legislative Director Brianne Doura-Schawohl to learn all you need to know about the costs and benefits of cashless payments in the gambling space.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020
The Blurred Lines of Gaming and Gambling during COVID-19

NCPG is thrilled to welcome a trio of experts! Cam Adair, Julie Hynes, and Dan Trolaro will give a joint presentation focusing on how gambling may be intersecting with online gaming during COVID-19. This is a timely and insightful discussion that you don’t want to miss!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Town Hall with NCPG Board of Directors Candidates

Learn about and talk to the candidates for the NCPG Board of Directors.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020
Update on COVID-19 and Problem & Responsible Gambling

Join Executive Director Keith Whyte to learn about important changes in the PG and RG landscape as COVID-19 continues to affect players, operators, and regulators.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Advocacy in the Face of Adversity

Presented by: Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director & Brianne Doura-Schawohl, NCPG Legislative Director

In lieu of our original Advocacy Day, NCPG Legislative Director Brianne Doura-Schawohl and Executive Director Keith Whyte will host a webinar on Thursday, April 30 about how we can remain effective advocates on problem gambling issues in this tumultuous time.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Understanding Gambling Through Film and Television

Presented by: Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director & Marc Lefkowitz, ICGC-II

As quarantined Americans turn more towards movies, television, and the internet for their daily entertainment, it becomes more important to know how gambling is being shown in these mediums. Join Marc Lefkowtiz, ICGC-II along with NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte for a timely and insightful webinar on how gambling is portrayed in popular media.

Trigger warning: this presentation will contain extensive footage of gambling activity.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Ask Me Anything! with Keith Whyte
Spend a half hour with Keith discussing whatever comes to mind. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
RG During COVID-19

Don’t miss this important webinar next Tuesday, April 7, with Executive Director Keith Whyte discussing why responsible gambling is more important than ever during the Coronavirus crisis and what operators can do to be part of the solution.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2020
Impacts of COVID-19 on People and Problem Gambling

Executive Director Keith Whyte discusses how people who gamble are affected by these stunning current events, and how gambling operators can support responsible gambling in the current environment.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Ask Me Anything! with Keith Whyte

Spend a half hour with Keith discussing whatever comes to mind. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
NCPG Responsible Gambling Programs: RGV and ICAP

Description: Join Keith Whyte for a one-hour webinar on #ResponsibleGambling certification programs for operators/vendors:

–Lotteries: Responsible Gambling Verification (RGV) w/ NASPL

–Online gambling: Internet Compliance Assessment Program (iCAP)

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
PGAM-Get Ready for #AwarenessPlusAction

Join Keith Whyte for a one-hour webinar on:

How to get involved in Problem Gambling Awareness Month this March

–See materials in free Toolkit

–Get some ideas from other participants

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
2020 Goals with Keith Whyte

Join Keith Whyte for a one-hour webinar announcing NCPG’s goals for 2020.

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 Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Ask Me Anything! with Keith Whyte

Spend a half hour with Keith discussing whatever comes to mind. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
NCPG Year in Review

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Ask Me Anything! with Brianne Doura

An exclusive one-hour webinar with Legislative Director Brianne Doura.

During the session, you’ll:

  • Learn about what NCPG is doing to facilitate legislation that leads the nation in addressing problem gambling, two bills supporting DoD resources for problem gambling.
  • Discover how you can be more effective as an advocate with legislative and regulatory officials.
  • Be part of a live Q&A session with Brianne to ask her anything!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Responsible Gambling Holiday Lottery Campaign

Each year, NCPG and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University asks lotteries to support the responsible gambling campaign and help raise awareness regarding the risks of underage lottery play during the holiday season.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Ask Me Anything!

Spend a half hour with Keith discussing whatever comes to mind. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Webinar with iCarol: Communications, Technology & Helplines

Description: Join NCPG and iCarol to learn about & discuss problem and responsible gambling communication technologies.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Town Hall with Candidates for NCPG’s Board of Directors

Join this webinar to meet the candidates in this year’s elections for the NCPG Board of Directors.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sports Betting

Learn about sports betting expansion, NCPG’s Safer Sports Betting Initiative (SSBI) and how responsible gambling can be an important part of sports betting.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Get NGAGED!

Dig deeper into our groundbreaking National Survey of Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Experiences (NGAGE) with a special focus on sports betting and public attitudes towards funding for problem gambling services.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Preparing for PGAM

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) and Executive Director Keith Whyte will lay out this year’s campaign themes and materials. Cambridge Health Alliance staff will join to discuss their national screening day during PGAM.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
NCPG’s 2019 Goals and Initiatives

Join our January webinar for a description of NCPG’s goals and workplan for 2019, including new initiatives on Sports Gambling, Problem Gambling Awareness Month in March, Advocacy Day in April, and more.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
2018 Year End Review (and 2019 Preview)

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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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Problem Gambling and the Military

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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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
How to Handle Sports Betting Expansion

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.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Lottery Holiday Responsible Gaming Campaign

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.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Get to Know the NCPG Committees

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.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Introduction to the International Certified Gambling Counselor Certification Process

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.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Addressing Problem Gambling and Responsible Gaming in a Post-PASPA World

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

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Town Hall with 2018 NCPG Board Candidates

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.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018
PGAM 2018 Recap & Success Stories

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.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Effective Advocacy in Action

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.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
NCPG Membership

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.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Problem Gambling Awareness Month

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.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
2018 NCPG Goals

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.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Year End Report & National Services Survey

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.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Youth Gambling Holiday Responsible Gaming Campaign

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.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Current Issues in Responsible Gaming

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.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Roundtable on Recovery

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!

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
2017 Advocacy Updates

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.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Gambling & Gambling Problems in the Military

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.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Town Hall with 2017 NCPG Board Candidates

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.

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Friday, April 28, 2017
Gambling Addiction & Health Insurance

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.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Beyond PGAM

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.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Webinar on Sports Gambling

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.

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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.

 
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2022

No RG without PG: Problem Gambling 101 for the Gambling Industry

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 are no CE’s available for this webinar.

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Don Feeney is a consultant on gambling policy and responsible gambling and president of the Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance, the Minnesota chapter of the National Council on Problem Gambling. He was co-founder of the Alliance 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, Mr. Feeney received the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Monsignor Joseph A. Dunne award for lifetime achievement.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Agility Grants: Application Information Session (Fall 2022)

A strategic NCPG initiative funded by the National Football League Foundation, Agility Grants will offer funding to nonprofit organizations across the country for problem gambling prevention programs. The goal of these grants is to fill in gaps for areas that currently have no such services, as well as bolster promising efforts in existing programs.

This webinar will provide information on how to apply for Agility Grant funding. This webinar is designed to help you to submit your best application possible. During the webinar, we will review the essentials of applying, including:

  • Strategic pillars & program principles
  • Who can apply for Agility Grants
  • Examples of eligible projects
  • How to apply: An overview of the application platform
  • Common application pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Tips to strengthen your project proposal
  • Q & A

There are no CE’s available for this information session.

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Thursday, May 12, 2022
NCPG Member Exclusive Event: Ask An Expert – Finding Effective Stress Management & Self Care Techniques with Dr. Lori Rugle. 

NCPG Members are invited to a free webinar with Dr. Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC. As we continue to face a world full of uncertainty, unrest and inequality, it has never been so important to take care of our mental health and well-being. In this conversation with Keith Whyte, Dr. Rugle will explain the physical and emotional impact of stress, explain how to identify your own personal stress indicators, and suggest tools and strategies for healthy stress management. A Q & A session will follow the presentation for attendees to ask the expert their questions.

Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II/BACC, brings 30 + years of experience in the field of problem and responsible gambling including treatment, prevention, research and responsible gambling to her current positions. She has managed problem gambling programs within the Veterans Administration, in the private sector, and within state systems. She has participated in research on brief screening for gambling problems, as well as a broad range of other problem gambling-related research projects. She has provided consultation and training on gambling disorder throughout the United States, for the military, and internationally. She is focusing her work on teaching, consulting, and supervision, balanced with mindfulness practice.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

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Thursday, May 12
NCPG Members Networking

Get to know your fellow NCPG members, whether old friends or new, at NCPG’s quarterly Membership Networking Zoom on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

We know that networking is one of the things NCPG benefits that our stakeholders value the most, so we hope you’ll join us for a fun and friendly chat!

There are no CE’s available for this networking session.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Reducing Stigma Through Language: A Problem Gambling Primer

74% of Americans believe that gambling problems are caused by a lack of willpower (NGAGE 2.0, 2021). Problem gambling and gambling addiction carry a high burden of stigma, which in turn can be a barrier to seeking treatment. Too often, sensational news stories and the language employed can alienate and dehumanize those with gambling disorders and induce fear or scorn of them in the public eye.

Using appropriate language in discussing disordered gambling includes rejecting sensationalism in favor of more accurate narratives, avoiding stigmatizing language, and acknowledging evidence-based solutions. This webinar will explore the language guidelines that the National Council on Problem Gambling has adopted for disseminating useful information about problem gambling.

This webinar is generously sponsored by MGM Resorts International.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Town Hall with NCPG Board Candidates

Meet the candidates running in the 2022 NCPG Board of Directors election.

Candidates to represent the Individuals Category:

    • Heather Chapman
    • Lia Nower

Candidate to represent the Organizations Category:

    • Raquel Buari

Candidate to represent the Affiliates Category:

    • Jeffrey Wasserman

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Beyond PGAM: Bringing Awareness to Problem Gambling Year-Round

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) 2022 has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean our work is done. Hear from a panel of PGAM participants from across the country as they recap their activities during the 19th annual event and discuss plans for bringing awareness to problem gambling year-round.

Participants Include:

  • Cait Huble, NCPG Director of Communications (Moderator)
  • Krystal Smith, Program Manager, Responsible & Problem Gambling, Oregon Lottery & NCPG Communications Committee Chair.
  • Derek Longmeier, Executive Director, Problem Gambling Network of Ohio
  • Adam Warrington, Vice President of Responsible Gaming, FanDuel
  • Phil Sherwood, Director of Communications and Marketing, Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health

This webinar is generously sponsored by MGM Resorts International.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
NGAGE 2.0 Key Findings & Practical Data Application

Aligning with the release of the second National Survey of Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Experience – NGAGE 2.0, this webinar will explore the results of the April 2021 survey examining public perceptions of gambling over the past 3 years as sports betting has expanded nationwide. Join the NCPG team and NGAGE Principal Researcher Don Feeney as they review the key findings of the survey and explore the practical application of the data in NCPG’s advocacy and program efforts moving forward.

Participants Include:

  • Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director
  • Don Feeney, NGAGE Principal Researcher
  • Cole Wogoman, NCPG Government Relations Manager

This webinar is generously sponsored by MGM Resorts International.

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Thursday, March 24, 2022
The Raschkowan Lecture Series: Gambling During a Digital Revolution – Internet Sports Betting Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

On March 24, Dr. Debi LaPlante presents the fourth in a series of four timely lectures about gambling during a digital revolution. Presented in partnership with the International Center for Youth Gambling & High-Risk Behaviors of McGill University, and NCPG.

Generously sponsored by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
A Conversation with Women Working in Problem Gambling & Responsible Gambling

In recognition of International Women’s Day, join a panel of inspiring female leaders from the problem gambling and responsible gambling field. Learn how these women have targeted their professional development to succeed in the positions they currently hold, some of the challenges and victories they have encountered throughout their careers, and what they are doing to help pave the way for future female leaders in the space.

Panelists Include:

  • Host: Maureen Greeley, Executive Director, Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling & President, NCPG Board of Directors
  • Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming and Co-Founder All-In Diversity Project
  • Tammi Barlow, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Rush Street Interactive
  • Sarah Ramanauskas, Senior Partner, Gambling Integrity
  • Chelsea Turner, Director of Responsible Gambling at MA Council on Gaming and Health

This webinar is generously sponsored by MGM Resorts International.

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Thursday, February 24, 2022
Gambling Disorder in the Digital Age: A UK Overview

McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors in collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling presents The Raschkowan Lecture Series – Gambling During a Digital Revolution”

Join Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, President of Psychiatry, Royal Society of Medicine; Director, National Centre for Behavioural Addictions, UK (National Problem Gambling Clinic and National Centre for Gaming Disorder), for an exclusive webinar presentation called, “Gambling Disorder in the Digital Age: A UK Overview” on Thursday,  February 24, 2022, from noon to 1:00 pm Eastern Time.

Bowden-Jones will examine the UK gambling landscape; the size of their problem gambling challenges; and the issues faced by both politicians and clinicians in dealing with technology as a means to both providing gambling opportunities and blocking gambling activities. The recent government Review of the 2005 Gambling Act will also be discussed.

Bowden-Jones is a medical doctor and neuroscience researcher working as a consultant psychiatrist in addictions while leading two national clinics in the UK. She was appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 New Year’s Honours for Services to Addiction Treatment and Research. Bowden-Jones is the current President of Psychiatry, Royal Society of Medicine (2020-2022) as well as the Founding Director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic, the first NHS treatment centre in the UK for the treatment of problem gamblers which she established in 2008. She also holds many national and international awards including Psychiatrist of the Year – 2020 Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Generously sponsored by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Problem Gambling Prevention 101

This webinar will review the fundamentals of problem gambling prevention and how it fits into the continuum of care as gambling access expands across the country. Participants will examine factors including the importance of early intervention, understanding the risks of youth gambling, identifying the signs of problem gambling, and using the intersection of awareness, policy, treatment and recovery to build momentum and support for prevention programs.

The webinar will also review best practices in prevention programming using a program currently implemented in North Carolina and how practitioners can adhere to the SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework within their own programs.

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Thursday, February 10, 2022
Agility Grants: Application Information Session

A strategic NCPG initiative funded by the National Football League Foundation, Agility Grants will offer funding to nonprofit organizations across the country for problem gambling prevention programs. The goal of these grants is to fill in gaps for areas that currently have no such services, as well as bolster promising efforts in existing programs.

This webinar will provide information on how to apply for Agility Grant funding. Geared for first-time applicants, the webinar is designed to help you to submit your best application possible. During the webinar, we will review the essentials of applying, including:

  1. Strategic pillars & program principles
  2. Who can apply for Agility Grants
  3. Examples of eligible projects
  4. How to apply: An overview of the application platform
  5. Common application pitfalls and how to avoid them
  6. Tips to strengthen your project proposal
  7. Q & A

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Thursday, February 3, 2022
NCPG Member Exclusive Event: Ask an Expert – The Intersection of Gamblers’ Anonymous and NCPG, Past and Present

NCPG Members are invited to a free webinar with Stephen Block, ICGC-II, CPGC. You may know him as an expert on counseling and recovery, but did you know he was there in the early days of NCPG? In conversation with Keith Whyte, Block will talk about how members of Gamblers Anonymous were part of the founding of NCPG, and identify how national conversation on treatment and recovery has evolved since then. A Q & A session will follow so that attendees can ask this expert their burning questions.

Stephen Block, ICGC-II, CPGC has worked with problem gamblers for over 40 years, accumulating over 30,000 clinical hours. He is a New York Credentialed Problem Gambling Counselor and is personally in long-term recovery. He assisted in the formation of the Gamblers Treatment Center, the first state-funded gambling specific treatment program in New York. He was a founding member and is the current President of the Board of Directors of the New York Council on Problem Gambling. Steve has conducted presentations throughout the U.S. on problem gambling and has trained treatment professionals seeking certification. He has testified as an expert witness on problem gambling in state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania¸ and Washington, D.C.  He has been involved with NCPG since 1975, attended the first NCPG National Conference in 1985 and many conferences since then.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Current Trends & Consumer Protections in Sports Gambling

Nearly half of American adults have bet on a sporting event. More and more are betting online, with 45% of sports wagering now taking place through the internet. The rate of gambling problems among sports bettors is at least twice as high as among gamblers in general.

Join NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte and Daniel J. Trolaro, VP Prevention, EPIC Risk Management as they discuss the current trends in sports gambling and how responsible gambling principles are being implemented to protect consumers.

Dan is presently the VP of Prevention in the US for EPIC Risk Management.  Having lived experience in the area of gambling addiction, coupled with the traumatic events of September 11th, 2001, Dan left the world of finance and went on to receive his Master’s in Psychology. Dan has delivered hundreds of workshops, trainings and keynote presentations around the country centered on prevention, education and emerging trends in the world of gambling and gambling-related behaviors.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Gearing Up for Problem Gambling Awareness Month 2022

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM), held annually in March, is designed to increase public awareness of problem gambling. The webinar will include a preview of the PGAM 2022 awareness toolkit materials and a brief overview of Gambling Disorder Screening Day, by the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance.  

Presenters include:

  • Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director
  • Cait Huble, NCPG Director of Communications
  • Krystal Smith, Program Manager, Responsible & Problem Gambling, Oregon Lottery & NCPG Communications Committee Chair
  • Kira Landauer, MPH, and Caitlyn Fong, MPH, Community Health Educators at Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
NCPG in Action – Celebrating 50 Years of Progress

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022 – an important milestone in the field of problem gambling. NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte, NCPG Board President and Executive Director of the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling Maureen Greeley, and other special guests reflected back on the political and social environment of the 1970s and the events that led to the founding of the organization, and how NCPG has grown and developed in the 50 years that have followed. They explored NCPG’s impact over the past half-century, including key milestones, developments in the industry, organizational wins, and recognition for the members, volunteers, sponsors, and staff who have made progress possible. 

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
2022 NCPG Program Forecast – Advocacy, Goals, and Strategy

NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte and NCPG Government Relations Manager Cole Wogoman previewed  the organization’s programmatic and advocacy goals and strategies for 2022. In addition, attendees got an early forecast of what the legislative and regulatory expectations are at the state and federal levels as gambling expansion continues across the country. 

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Problem Gambling and Gambling-Motivated Crime

Michelle L. Malkin, JD, PhD,  Assistant Professor, Department of Justice, East Carolina University, explored the experiences of people who have a history of problem gambling. Anonymous surveys were analyzed for types of legal consequences people faced due to their gambling. Findings allow for a fuller understanding of the different ways compulsive gamblers have been involved in the legal and criminal justice system, primarily for acquisitional crimes to support gambling and pay off gambling-related debts. Results are also considered based on gender. Additionally, Dr. Malkin shares her own story of consequences due to a history of gambling. The presentation includes suggestions for counselors and others who have clients who may have been involved in gambling-motivated crimes.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
2021 NCPG Recap

Keith Whyte, National Council on Problem Gambling Executive Director, gave a 30-minute webinar presentation describing a momentous year for the organization. The topics included:

  • How many more states legalized sports betting
  • The historic grant NCPG received from the NFL Foundation
  • The two-part online National Conference in June and July
  • The Gift Responsibly Campaign becoming the more flexible, rebranded name for what was formerly known as the Holiday Lottery Campaign

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Thursday, November 18, 2021
The Raschkowan Lecture Series: Gambling During a Digital Revolution

Dr. Brett Abarbanel presents the second in a series of four timely lectures about gambling during a digital revolution. Presented in partnership with the International Center for Youth Gambling & High-Risk Behaviors of McGill University, and NCPG.

Gambling elements have become quite popular in video games and esports, and the interaction of these concepts has become increasingly complex. The impacts can be difficult to navigate: in some cases, convergence has led to fascinating developments in games and digital health. In other cases, the potential for negative impacts warrants concern and intervention. Abarbanel will explore where we have been and where we are going along the journey of gambling and gaming convergence internationally, and discuss where this intersection is showing up in unusual and unexpected ways.

Her research covers video games, esports and gambling, operations and technology, and responsible gambling and community relations. Abarbanel is also the executive editor of the UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal, on the editorial board at International Gambling Studies and Harvard University’s Brief Addiction Science Information Source, and recently completed a term on the International Advisory Panel for Singapore’s National Council on Problem Gambling. She has been interviewed as a gambling expert by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Discovery Channel, and has served as a consultant for multiple industries and government entities. Abarbanel is a founding director of the Nevada Esports Alliance, which promotes the development of best practices at the intersection of the esports and regulated gambling industries.

Generously sponsored by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Tribal Sovereignty and Responsible Gambling

As part of Native American Heritage Month, NCPG held a panel discussion moderated by Wiley Harwell, Executive Director at Oklahoma Association for Problem and Compulsive Gambling. The panelists are Sheila Morago, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Kara Fox-LaRose, President and General Manager of the ilani Casino; and Shannon May Dictson, Responsible Gaming Program Coordinator at Mescalero Apache Tribal Gaming Commission. The topics included:

The importance of Sovereignty to the tribes and how it affects responsible gambling efforts.
Any cooperative efforts that tribes have with other tribes to develop and implement responsible gambling programs.
An evaluation of how pandemic has affected casino operations for tribes and how a tool like Telehealth was expanded to provide more service for people.
An analysis of how the program gambling helpline works in their state and whether there should be a more centralized and national helpline number for all the states.
Opinions of what the emergence of sports betting means for the tribes and how it is changing their current responsible gambling efforts.
What effects casinos have had on specific tribes and how it was different before the Indian Gaming and Regulatory Acts of 1988 became law.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Gambling and the Military

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we presented a four-person educational overview followed by a guided panel that provided attendees with a broad understanding of the current problem gambling situation within the military and veteran communities.
• Moderator – Rich Taylor Jr., NCPG Military Committee Chair & Responsible Gambling Program Manager for BetMGM
• Treatment – Heather Chapman, Supervisory Psychologist, Director Gambling Program at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
• Research – Shane Kraus, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UNLV
• Spouse – Shawna Black, Program Manager PGRC (Army spouse)
• Lived Experience – Dave Yaeger, U.S. Army Veteran and host of Fall In: The Problem Gambling Podcast For Military Service Members and Veterans

The webinar also discussed the website dedicated to providing veterans and active-duty service members with responsible gambling and problem gambling assistance – OperationResponsibleGambling.org. In addition, attendees learned more about the work of the NCPG’s Military Committee.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
The Gift Responsibly Campaign

An exclusive 60-minute webinar about the Gift Responsibly Campaign, which was formerly known as the Holiday Lottery Campaign. In previous years lotteries around the world joined the public awareness initiative from the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and Hih-Risk Behaviors at McGill University that discourages giving children lottery tickets as gifts, because underage exposure to gambling activity increases the risk of developing problem gambling behavior as they grow older.

The presenters were John Norton, NCPG Communications Manager; Lynette Gilbeau, Research Coordinator at International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University; Krystal Smith, Oregon Lottery Program Manager, Responsible & Problem Gambling; and Townley Cheek, North Carolina Education Lottery Corporate Social Responsibly Manager. They explained the campaign’s history, how and why the campaign is changing, provided a peek at the campaign’s new toolkit, and discuseds strategies for how lotteries can effectively tailor their awareness campaign to their target audiences.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15 we celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic population, which is the largest community of color in the United States. Moderator Juan Baez, Problem Gambling Specialist for the Behavioral Health Services Commission in Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, will lead a discussion on important cultural considerations for gambling addiction and responsible gambling services in the Hispanic community. The panelists are Vanessa Fernandez, Treatment Director of the Clinical & Forensic Institute, Inc., and Luis Del Orbe, Problem Gambling Prevention Specialist for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ, Inc.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
National Recovery Month, Gambling Addiction and 12-Step Programs

As part of National Recovery Month, the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Recovery Committee held a 60-minute panel discussion that focused on how the speakers navigate the 12-steps for treatment and recovery for problem gambling. The moderator was Recovery Committee Chair Marc Lefkowitz, ICGC-II. The panelists were Arthur, Nan, and President of Voices of Problem Gambling Recovery and SMART Facilitator, Brian Ward.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
NGAGE 2.0

Don Feeney discussed the second National Survey of Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Experience – NGAGE 2.0. The results of the April 2021 survey examine public perceptions of gambling in the wake of sports betting expansion over the past 3 years and the pandemic, which the previous survey did not capture. Feeney provided an initial look at the topline results during the 2021 National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling. This webinar provided further details ahead of the full release of the results this fall.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Operation Responsible Gambling

Military personnel and veterans are at higher risk for gambling problems. Therefore, NCPG, in partnership with RG 24seven and funding from the Entain Foundation US, is launching Operation Responsible Gambling to increase awareness of risk for gambling problems in the military community using brief videos by veterans in recovery from gambling problems. Join NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte and other partners to learn more about the issue and the campaign.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
My Story of Problem Gambling and Recovery

Ted Hartwell shared his story of exposure to gambling activities at an early age that led to a long history of recreational and then disordered gambling. Hartwell also discussed the ingredients that came together to turn what was initially an entertaining pastime into a gambling problem that seriously impacted many areas of his life. Finally, he talked about the defining moments that resulted in his seeking out help and engaging in a process of recovery that continues to this day.

Hartwell has been a member of the research faculty of the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Las Vegas since 1991. He is a longtime member of the National Council on Problem Gambling. As a problem gambler in long-term recovery, he promotes awareness, prevention, and treatment of problem gambling for the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, where he has developed gaming disorder and student-athlete gambling awareness programs.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Town Hall With NCPG Board of Directors Candidates

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Gam-Anon’s Role in the Recovery of People and Loved Ones Affected by Problem Gambling

Regina Kaplan presented a brief history of Gam-Anon; the purposes of Gam-Anon, relationship between Gam-Anon and Gamblers Anonymous; and how the Gam-Anon program works to assist its members to cope with the gambling problem and emotionally support the GA members who are in recovery.

Kaplan has been a Gam-Anon member for 46 years. She served as Executive Secretary of the Gam-Anon International Service Office from 1994 – 2019 and is currently CEO Gam-Anon International Service Office.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Overview of New National Detailed Report from NGAGE 1.0 – National Survey of Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Experiences

Executive Director Keith Whyte and report author Don Feeney discuss the new National Detailed Report, which delves into many layers of behavior in how Americans gamble and their widely varying attitudes toward gambling. They also touch on the companion new State Detailed Reports with state-specific findings.

They explain the methodology behind NCPG’s largest research project to date, highlight some of its most noteworthy results and surprising findings, discuss how anyone involved in the world of gambling and healthcare could utilize the information in their professional work, and preview future survey efforts.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Women and Gambling Addiction – Hiding in Plain Sight

Sarah Ramanauskas, who is the Senior Partner for Audit and Research at Gambling Integrity, presented a 60-minute exclusive that:

-Explained why women are potentially suffering, as individuals, to an even greater extent than men: both as gamblers and as ‘affected others’.

-Helped understand why women gamble differently than men, and what this means when reaching out to them.

-Examined how sexism within the gambling industry may be contributing to this issue.

-Discussed potential ways to get women to feel less stigmatized and more confident about seeking help.

Ramanauskas carries out the iCAP assessments, as well as responsible gambling assessments for the World Lottery Association, and social responsibility audits for members of the UK’s Responsible Affiliates in Gaming. She is a Commissioner on the Commission for Crime and Problem Gambling and was previously Chair of Betknowmore UK, a social enterprise providing outreach services to those affected by gambling.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
PGAM Toolkit Update and Event Examples

Join NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte and Communications Manager John Norton for a 30-minute exclusive look at the updated toolkit and a reminder of the best promotional strategies for Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM), which starts on March 1 and includes Gambling Disorder Screening Day on March 9.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Understanding How Intergenerational Racial Trauma has Impacted Your Client

Join Neva Pryor, MS, Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey for a presentation from the Diversity, Equity, and inclusion Committee. The purpose of this workshop is to help the participants understand how intergenerational trauma affects your relationship with your client.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021
State of the Council

NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte will provide the 2021 State of the Council presentation. He will review highlights of NCPG operations last year and our plans for the current year in this 30-minute exclusive.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Getting Ready for Problem Gambling Awareness Month

An exclusive 30-minute discussion with John Norton, NCPG Communications Manager, and Krystal Smith, Marketing Program Manager at the Oregon Lottery & NCPG Communications Committee Chair, about how you can get ready for March’s Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The focus will be on how to implement a program that alerts the public about what problem gambling looks like, along with explaining where and how those seeking help can receive it. The free materials in our PGAM Toolkit will also be previewed.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Ask Me Anything with Keith Whyte

A 30-minute exclusive with Keith discussing current topics in problem gambling and responsible gambling. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Innovative Technology to Increase Access to Care for People with Gambling Problems

Moderator: Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director
Presenters: Marc Lefkowitz, ICGC-II, Kindbridge & Ashley Trantham, Morneau Shepell

Join NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte and presenters Marc Lefkowitz and Ashley Trantham to discuss how innovative technology is being used to increase access to care for people with gambling problems. This issue is particularly relevant for clinicians and policy makers alike due to restrictions on traditional in-person counseling during the pandemic.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Keith Whyte

A 30-minute exclusive with Keith discussing current topics in problem gambling and responsible gambling. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Holiday Lottery Campaign

Discussion of the Holiday Lottery Campaign: NCPG, International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University each year ask lotteries to support our responsible gambling campaign and help raise awareness regarding the risks of underage lottery play during the holiday season. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Raschkowan Lecture

In the second lecture of this series, Mark Griffiths, PhD, will speak about Sports Betting, In-Play Sports Betting, and Sports Betting Advertising.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Get the Most Out of the Conference

Learn more about our Main Conference, coming in November (online) and our Master Classes, small-group live workshops with nationally-known experts, coming in early December (online). Hear about the presenters and topics, exhibitors and networking opportunities, how to register, and more!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Sports Betting Advertising & Social Responsibility

Sports betting advertising is beginning to spike with the start of football season, and broadcast and online viewers will likely be quickly saturated with gambling promotions pre-game, in-game and post-game. Sports leagues and teams have struck unprecedented partnerships with casino companies and sportsbooks, and social media is swamped with discussions of picks and locks and bad beats.

Join NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte and Jamie Salsburg to discuss social responsibility implications, impacts and innovative solutions. Jamie has built on his advertising/marketing background and gambling experience—including hosting the popular After Gambling podcast–to launch dyve, a firm offering stakeholders of the global gaming industry with insight into how to best position their brand to address and manage risks around problem gambling and other related social issues.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Executive Director Keith Whyte

A 30-minute exclusive with Keith discussing current topics in problem gambling and responsible gambling. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Raschkowan Lecture

On August 21, Dr. Marc Potenza, MD, PhD of Yale University presented the first in a series of four timely lectures about gambling during a digital revolution. Presented in partnership with the International Center for Youth Gambling & High-Risk Behaviors of McGill University, and NCPG.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020
AMA with Keith Whyte

An exclusive 30-minute webinar with Executive Director Keith Whyte. Spend a half hour with Keith discussing whatever comes to mind. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Payments and RG Risks

NCPG Legislative Director Brianne Doura-Schawohl and a panel of industry experts discuss the balance between new payment schemes and responsible gambling as some casinos resume operations in the wake of COVID-19.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Reopening and PG Risks

NCPG Legislative Director Brianne Doura-Schawohl hosts a group of industry experts discussing the problem gambling risks associated with reopening casinos after long period of lockdown.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020
Problem Gambling Prevention in the Time of COVID

Join the NCPG Prevention Committee for a timely discussion on strategies for successful #problemgambling prevention and engaging with your community during Covid. Moderated by Mike Buzzelli, Assoc. Dir. of PGN Ohio.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2020
Ask Me Anything! with Keith Whyte

An exclusive 30-minute  webinar with Executive Director Keith Whyte. Spend a half hour with Keith discussing whatever comes to mind. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Recovery During COVID-19

Members of the NCPG Recovery Committee discuss how gamblers and families/affected individuals are coping with the Pandemic and the resources available. After a brief introduction and series of questions members will be able to submit questions.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Cashless Payments and Responsible Gambling

The COVID crisis is accelerating interest from both operators and states to allow for the use of credit cards and electronic payments for gambling.  Each type of payment used—from cash to credit cards to PayPal—may bring additional risks to consumers but new technologies can also enhance responsible gambling. Join Executive Director Keith Whyte and Legislative Director Brianne Doura-Schawohl to learn all you need to know about the costs and benefits of cashless payments in the gambling space.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020
The Blurred Lines of Gaming and Gambling during COVID-19

NCPG is thrilled to welcome a trio of experts! Cam Adair, Julie Hynes, and Dan Trolaro will give a joint presentation focusing on how gambling may be intersecting with online gaming during COVID-19. This is a timely and insightful discussion that you don’t want to miss!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Town Hall with NCPG Board of Directors Candidates

Learn about and talk to the candidates for the NCPG Board of Directors.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020
Update on COVID-19 and Problem & Responsible Gambling

Join Executive Director Keith Whyte to learn about important changes in the PG and RG landscape as COVID-19 continues to affect players, operators, and regulators.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Advocacy in the Face of Adversity

Presented by: Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director & Brianne Doura-Schawohl, NCPG Legislative Director

In lieu of our original Advocacy Day, NCPG Legislative Director Brianne Doura-Schawohl and Executive Director Keith Whyte will host a webinar on Thursday, April 30 about how we can remain effective advocates on problem gambling issues in this tumultuous time.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Understanding Gambling Through Film and Television

Presented by: Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director & Marc Lefkowitz, ICGC-II

As quarantined Americans turn more towards movies, television, and the internet for their daily entertainment, it becomes more important to know how gambling is being shown in these mediums. Join Marc Lefkowtiz, ICGC-II along with NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte for a timely and insightful webinar on how gambling is portrayed in popular media.

Trigger warning: this presentation will contain extensive footage of gambling activity.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Ask Me Anything! with Keith Whyte
Spend a half hour with Keith discussing whatever comes to mind. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
RG During COVID-19

Don’t miss this important webinar next Tuesday, April 7, with Executive Director Keith Whyte discussing why responsible gambling is more important than ever during the Coronavirus crisis and what operators can do to be part of the solution.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2020
Impacts of COVID-19 on People and Problem Gambling

Executive Director Keith Whyte discusses how people who gamble are affected by these stunning current events, and how gambling operators can support responsible gambling in the current environment.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Ask Me Anything! with Keith Whyte

Spend a half hour with Keith discussing whatever comes to mind. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
NCPG Responsible Gambling Programs: RGV and ICAP

Description: Join Keith Whyte for a one-hour webinar on #ResponsibleGambling certification programs for operators/vendors:

–Lotteries: Responsible Gambling Verification (RGV) w/ NASPL

–Online gambling: Internet Compliance Assessment Program (iCAP)

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
PGAM-Get Ready for #AwarenessPlusAction

Join Keith Whyte for a one-hour webinar on:

How to get involved in Problem Gambling Awareness Month this March

–See materials in free Toolkit

–Get some ideas from other participants

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
2020 Goals with Keith Whyte

Join Keith Whyte for a one-hour webinar announcing NCPG’s goals for 2020.

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 Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Ask Me Anything! with Keith Whyte

Spend a half hour with Keith discussing whatever comes to mind. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
NCPG Year in Review

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Ask Me Anything! with Brianne Doura

An exclusive one-hour webinar with Legislative Director Brianne Doura.

During the session, you’ll:

  • Learn about what NCPG is doing to facilitate legislation that leads the nation in addressing problem gambling, two bills supporting DoD resources for problem gambling.
  • Discover how you can be more effective as an advocate with legislative and regulatory officials.
  • Be part of a live Q&A session with Brianne to ask her anything!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Responsible Gambling Holiday Lottery Campaign

Each year, NCPG and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University asks lotteries to support the responsible gambling campaign and help raise awareness regarding the risks of underage lottery play during the holiday season.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Ask Me Anything!

Spend a half hour with Keith discussing whatever comes to mind. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Webinar with iCarol: Communications, Technology & Helplines

Description: Join NCPG and iCarol to learn about & discuss problem and responsible gambling communication technologies.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Town Hall with Candidates for NCPG’s Board of Directors

Join this webinar to meet the candidates in this year’s elections for the NCPG Board of Directors.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sports Betting

Learn about sports betting expansion, NCPG’s Safer Sports Betting Initiative (SSBI) and how responsible gambling can be an important part of sports betting.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Get NGAGED!

Dig deeper into our groundbreaking National Survey of Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Experiences (NGAGE) with a special focus on sports betting and public attitudes towards funding for problem gambling services.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Preparing for PGAM

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) and Executive Director Keith Whyte will lay out this year’s campaign themes and materials. Cambridge Health Alliance staff will join to discuss their national screening day during PGAM.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
NCPG’s 2019 Goals and Initiatives

Join our January webinar for a description of NCPG’s goals and workplan for 2019, including new initiatives on Sports Gambling, Problem Gambling Awareness Month in March, Advocacy Day in April, and more.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
2018 Year End Review (and 2019 Preview)

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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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Problem Gambling and the Military

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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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
How to Handle Sports Betting Expansion

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.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Lottery Holiday Responsible Gaming Campaign

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.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Get to Know the NCPG Committees

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.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Introduction to the International Certified Gambling Counselor Certification Process

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.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Addressing Problem Gambling and Responsible Gaming in a Post-PASPA World

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

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Town Hall with 2018 NCPG Board Candidates

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.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018
PGAM 2018 Recap & Success Stories

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.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Effective Advocacy in Action

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.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
NCPG Membership

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.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Problem Gambling Awareness Month

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.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
2018 NCPG Goals

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.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Year End Report & National Services Survey

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.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Youth Gambling Holiday Responsible Gaming Campaign

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.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Current Issues in Responsible Gaming

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.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Roundtable on Recovery

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!

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
2017 Advocacy Updates

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.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Gambling & Gambling Problems in the Military

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.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Town Hall with 2017 NCPG Board Candidates

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.

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Friday, April 28, 2017
Gambling Addiction & Health Insurance

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.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Beyond PGAM

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.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Webinar on Sports Gambling

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.