FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2018
CONTACT: Cait Huble
Washington, DC – The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) would like to thank the sponsors of the 32nd National Conference on Problem Gambling, which was held July 18-21, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.
The National Conference on Problem Gambling provides expert training to problem gambling and gaming professionals from across the nation. Over 500 attendees specializing in the areas of treatment, prevention, education, research, judicial, regulatory, legislative, and other fields, as well as the recovery community were in attendance.
The conference is hosted by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO). A record $488,788 in direct support was contributed for the conference from a total of 46 sponsors, including significant underwriting from the Ohio Lottery and Ohio for Responsible Gambling. Ohio for Responsible Gambling is comprised of the Ohio Casino Control Commission, Ohio Lottery Commission, Ohio State Racing Commission, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. All sponsorship contributions support the conference and the work of the National Council on Problem Gambling.
PGNO Executive Director Derek Longmeier stated: “We were proud and honored to host the National Conference and help showcase the strong relationships with Ohio for Responsible Gaming, including the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Lottery. This conference would not be possible without their vision and support.”
NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte said “We are very excited about the level of enthusiasm we have received from sponsors for this conference. I would like to extend special thanks to the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio as well as the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Lottery. Our large and diverse group of sponsors – from gaming operators to healthcare providers and to regulatory agencies – reflects our mission to bring together everyone involved in the gambling field. We feel that it’s important that all these voices are heard as we work toward our common goal of reducing harm from gambling addiction.”
Major sponsors for the 32nd National Conference on Problem Gambling included:
PRESENTING PARTNERS: Ohio for Responsible Gaming, Ohio Lottery*
STAR SPANGLED BANNER SPONSORS: International Game Technology*, Ohio Casino Control Commission, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services*, Las Vegas Sands Corporation*, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians*, Scientific Games* and a special sponsorship for the Highlight Networking Event from MGM Resorts International*
EAGLE SPONSORS: AGEM*, Mohegan Sun*
STATUE OF LIBERTY SPONSORS: Caesars Entertainment*, Connecticut Lottery Corporation*, Four Winds Casino Resort*, The Stars Group*, Virginia Lottery*and special sponsorships for the Welcome Reception from Ohio for Responsible Gaming and for the National Awards Lunch from Caesars Entertainment*
*Corporate/Organizational Member of NCPG
About the National Council on Problem Gambling
NCPG is the national advocate for problem gamblers and their families. NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling and works with all stakeholders to promote responsible gaming. For more information on the 32nd National Conference on Problem Gambling, visit www.ncpgambling.org/conference.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call or text the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at 1-800-522-4700 or visit www.ncpgambling.org/chat for confidential help.