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As social-distancing measures increase stress for all and help drive at-risk persons to online gambling, we are ramping up our work to help everyone affected by problem gambling. NCPG receives no federal funding, and our normal funding sources have been severely impacted by the pandemic. We are relying on our reserves for now, but we depend on friends like you to support our core programs, including the National Helpline Network, as well as new costs for increased programs or new delivery methods in response to the pandemic. These include additional webinar capacity to to help more counselors and their clients, and those in recovery, with teletherapy; and making the pivot to deliver half of our National Conference completely online. Thank you for your generous support!

NCPG’s Board of Directors, staff and stakeholders extend our heartfelt thanks for your support. You drive NCPG’s mission and provide help and hope to the people who benefit from our programs and resources.

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Or download the NCPG donation form here (pdf) and return it by mail with your check (address is on the form) or fax it to 202.547.9206 with credit card payment information.

Click on the links to the left for acknowledgements of gifts from individual donors and corporate contributions, including gifts made in honor of or in memoriam for a loved one or mentor.

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Thank you!

How to Give

Your gift of $10, $30 for over 30 conferences or $40 for over 40 years of service will help to:
–increase public awareness of gambling addiction,
–provide training and education for professionals and community members on problem and responsible gambling,
–ensure the widespread availability of treatment for people affected by gambling addiction or problem gambling, and
–encourage research and programs for prevention and education

No gift is too small and all gifts are welcome – together we can help reduce the negative outcomes for people who get caught up in this devastating disorder.

It’s easy to give online at

You can fax your gift with credit card payment by downloading the NCPG donation form (pdf) and sending it to 202.547.9206.

Or mail your check along with the NCPG donation form to:

National Council on Problem Gambling
730 11th Street, NW
Suite 601
Washington, DC  20001
Federal Tax I.D. #51-0141872

Thank you!

Why you should give

Please support the National Council on Problem Gambling. Your gift of $10, $30 for over 30 National Conferences or $40 for over 40 years of service will help provide support for the National Problem Gambling Helpline, the National Conference and our public awareness and advocacy programs.  No gift is too small and all gifts are welcome – together we can make a big difference.

NCPG’s programs include:

  • National Problem Gambling Helpline Network (1-800-522-4700): Local problem gambling help is just one call away anywhere in the US.  The Helpline receives hundreds of thousands of calls, texts and chats each year, all of which are instantly routed (like 911) to the appropriate state or regional call center.  The Helpline is the only such service in America for gamblers and is the only access to help in many states.  Translation services are available for approximately 175 languages.
  • National Conference on Problem Gambling: The oldest and largest annual conference in the world dedicated to problem gambling issues.  Over 600 regulators, legislators, counselors, researchers, industry executives and recovering gamblers attended last year. Attendees can earn up to 30 hours of CEU’s while increasing the breadth and depth of their knowledge on many different facets of problem gambling and responsible gaming. Join us for our next conference!
  • Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM): Our annual nationwide campaign in March educates healthcare providers about problem gambling and promotes public awareness of responsible gambling practices. Last year our radio, print and TV public service announcements reached a combined audience of over 100 million.    Due to popular demand, this has been expanded to the entire month of March.
  • Holiday Lottery Responsible Gambling Campaign: encourages adults to consider the age of the recipient in gifting lottery products because research indicates that playing the lottery at a young age can increase the potential for problem gambling later in life. We partner with lottery organizations by providing resources such as press release samples and advertising materials, to be used in their own campaigns.
  • National communications, including website, newsletter, point of contact for media
  • National referral directory of counselors and treatment facilities that offer gambling-specific treatment

We know that each person struggling with problem gambling is part of a wider circle of family and community. Research shows each one affects up to 20 loved ones and colleagues – millions more people overall.

NCPG is the most objective voice on problem gambling and responsible gaming issues, with over 40 years of a history of impartiality and independence.  In conjunction with our state Affiliate chapters, we are in constant communication with important stakeholders from government agencies, gaming companies, treatment facilities and counselors, research groups and recovery communities.  We also serve as an important source of information for journalists and legislators from across the country, who can and do call us every day with questions both basic and complex; as well as stakeholders of every kind. NCPG receives no federal funding and relies on our members and friends for support – thank you!