National Council on Problem Gambling

National Council on Problem Gambling The national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. NCPG serves as the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families.
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Mission: NCPG works to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education.

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Election results continue gambling expansion trend according to expert Brendan Bussmann in today's article from CDC Gami...
11/04/2020

Election results continue gambling expansion trend according to expert Brendan Bussmann in today's article from CDC Gaming Reports - bit.ly/2TV1C0i. He kicks off #NCPGConf2020 Thursday w/ deeper insights into gambling implications. You can still register at bit.ly/NCPG-Conf2020

It's Election Day! If you haven't already - Go Vote! Then Register for #NCPGConf2020! It starts in just 2 days. No late ...
11/03/2020

It's Election Day! If you haven't already - Go Vote! Then Register for #NCPGConf2020! It starts in just 2 days. No late fees! Join or renew NCPG membership for the best rate. Earn 16 CE credits & learn from experts about #problemgambling & #responsiblegambling. bit.ly/NCPG-Conf2020

Last-minute fee waived! You & your colleagues are invited to join Keith Whyte & other experts next week (Nov. 5 - 6) at ...
10/30/2020

Last-minute fee waived! You & your colleagues are invited to join Keith Whyte & other experts next week (Nov. 5 - 6) at #NCPGConf2020 to learn about new developments in #problemgambling & #responsiblegambling. Take your career to the next level. bit.ly/NCPG-Conf2020

Register! Oct. 29 deadline TOMORROW to avoid late fees. Get updates about our conference that starts Nov. 5. Don't miss ...
10/28/2020

Register! Oct. 29 deadline TOMORROW to avoid late fees. Get updates about our conference that starts Nov. 5. Don't miss presentations & panels w/ experts as the gambling landscape continues to evolve. #problemgambling #responsiblegambling #NCPGConf2020 http://bit.ly/NCPG-Conf2020

Join Keith Whyte today (Oct. 27th) at 1:00 PM ET for a discussion about hot topics and new developments in #problemgambl...
10/27/2020

Join Keith Whyte today (Oct. 27th) at 1:00 PM ET for a discussion about hot topics and new developments in #problemgambling #responsiblegambling #NCPGConf2020

Join Keith Whyte tomorrow (Oct. 27th) at 1:00 PM ET for a discussion about hot topics and new developments in #problemga...
10/26/2020

Join Keith Whyte tomorrow (Oct. 27th) at 1:00 PM ET for a discussion about hot topics and new developments in #problemgambling #responsiblegambling #NCPGConf2020

ESPN's David Purdum asks NCPG ED Keith Whyte 3 Questions to grade sports betting industry's approach to RG. "An A for ta...
10/22/2020

ESPN's David Purdum asks NCPG ED Keith Whyte 3 Questions to grade sports betting industry's approach to RG. "An A for talking about RG but a C for effort. Many companies only pay lip service to RG." The real problem is about half the states who legalized sports betting didn't provide a single cent of the new revenue to PG. https://es.pn/2HutLs0

A 30-minute exclusive with Keith discussing current topics in #problemgambling and #responsiblegambling, including our u...
10/21/2020

A 30-minute exclusive with Keith discussing current topics in #problemgambling and #responsiblegambling, including our upcoming National Conference!
#NCPGConf2020 bit.ly/NCPG-Conf2020
Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function.

Register here: http://ow.ly/MfLa50BYOsX

How is the pandemic affecting #mentalhealth providers & clients, and the gambling industry? Want to know more about #gam...
10/19/2020

How is the pandemic affecting #mentalhealth providers & clients, and the gambling industry? Want to know more about #gamblingaddiction, #problemgambling and #responsiblegambling?
Our eading event brings RG & PG together!
Registration starts at $63/day - or less for groups 3+
14 CEs @NAADACorg
#NCPGConf2020

ED Keith Whyte quoted in Deseret News on Colorado football deal: “An athlete with a gambling problem is at the highest r...
10/19/2020

ED Keith Whyte quoted in Deseret News on Colorado football deal: “An athlete with a gambling problem is at the highest risk for match fixing.”

http://ow.ly/ii4g50BWipM

Hear from lived experience about #gamblingaddiction and its effects on family life & #LatinX community. Get cutting-edge...
10/15/2020

Hear from lived experience about #gamblingaddiction and its effects on family life & #LatinX community. Get cutting-edge research on #socialgaming casino play; & analysis of #socialmedia advertising and youth gambling.Take your career to the next level!
Join us Nov 5, 6, 12 & 13.
Reg. starts at $63/day - or less for groups of 3+
16 CEUs @NAADACorg #NCPGConf2020

Learn from international experts about athlete health concerns with #sportsbetting; #responsiblegambling structure, stat...
10/15/2020

Learn from international experts about athlete health concerns with #sportsbetting; #responsiblegambling structure, state government #mentalhealth outreach & #socialgaming effects on college students. Take your career to the next level!
Join us Nov 5, 6, 12 & 13.
Reg. starts at $63/day - or less for groups of 3+
16 CEUs @NAADACorg #NCPGConf2020

Want to know more about #gamblingaddiction, #mentalhealth providers and clients, esp. new issues and techniques amid the...
10/14/2020

Want to know more about #gamblingaddiction, #mentalhealth providers and clients, esp. new issues and techniques amid the pandemic? How about #responsiblegambling, #sportsbetting and regulators? Take your career to the next level!
Join us Nov 5, 6, 12 & 13. Registration starts at $63/day - or less for groups 3 or more. 16 CEUs, NAADAC approved.
#NCPGConf2020

How is the pandemic affecting #mentalhealth care providers & clients, and the gambling industry? Want to know more about...
10/14/2020

How is the pandemic affecting #mentalhealth care providers & clients, and the gambling industry? Want to know more about #gamblingaddiction & #responsiblegambling?
Join us November 5, 6, 12 & 13.
Registration starts at $63/day - or less for groups 3+.
16 CEUs - NAADAC approved
#NCPGConf2020

Up to 16 CEUs; 12 to 4 pm EST + networking 4 pm to 5pmRecordings available until December 21NCPG Members receive a disco...
10/08/2020

Up to 16 CEUs; 12 to 4 pm EST + networking 4 pm to 5pm
Recordings available until December 21
NCPG Members receive a discount
Register now and receive an additional discount!

Details: http://ow.ly/7bIR50BNp4q
Register: http://ow.ly/X0Mz50BNp4r

@TheKeithWhyte1 is speaking at the NYCPG ConferenceThurs, Oct 8 at 10am ET; Approved for NY CEUs "Gambling with Lives: C...
10/07/2020

@TheKeithWhyte1 is speaking at the NYCPG Conference
Thurs, Oct 8 at 10am ET; Approved for NY CEUs
"Gambling with Lives: Covid-19" panel also includes our friend @BrianneDoura Schawohl, now with EPIC Risk Management (UK)

https://nyproblemgambling.org/conference/

Raschkowan Lecture Series: Gambling During a Digital RevolutionTuesday, October 13, 12:00 pm ETFree for public, but regi...
10/07/2020

Raschkowan Lecture Series: Gambling During a Digital Revolution
Tuesday, October 13, 12:00 pm ET

Free for public, but registration required
Register here: http://ow.ly/mW6W50BLc6D

National Council on Problem Gambling's cover photo
10/06/2020

National Council on Problem Gambling's cover photo

Learn more about our Main Conference, coming in November (online) and our Master Classes, small-group live workshops wit...
10/06/2020

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!

Free for the public
Registration required: http://ow.ly/AQZJ50BKRWW

Join us for our webinar tomorrow at 1pm EDT - free for members!Get the Most out of the NCPG National Conference #NCPGCon...
10/05/2020

Join us for our webinar tomorrow at 1pm EDT - free for members!
Get the Most out of the NCPG National Conference #NCPGConf2020
Hosted by Keith Whyte, executive director

Register: ow.ly/UPwG50BK7Uf
Conference info: ncpgambling.org/conference

"It is more important than ever for gambling industry, government and regulatory entities to engage in responsible gambl...
10/01/2020

"It is more important than ever for gambling industry, government and regulatory entities to engage in responsible gambling and support for problem gambling services as gambling continues to expand in the US."
-- Nanette Horner, JD

See press release:
https://www.ncpgambling.org/advisory-board-renewed/

National Council on Problem Gambling's cover photo
09/29/2020

National Council on Problem Gambling's cover photo

National Council on Problem Gambling's cover photo
09/29/2020

National Council on Problem Gambling's cover photo

Please join us ONLINE, Thursday and Friday afternoons (ET) in November!  Now more than ever, it is critical that we work...
09/28/2020

Please join us ONLINE, Thursday and Friday afternoons (ET) in November! Now more than ever, it is critical that we work together & learn from each other to mitigate the risks of gambling & help people and families affected by gambling addiction. 14 CEUs. Group rates available.

Congratulations to the Texas Lottery, an NCPG Member.  They've shown that you can have robust RG and a solid sales perfo...
09/25/2020

Congratulations to the Texas Lottery, an NCPG Member. They've shown that you can have robust RG and a solid sales performance at the same time.

"Amid record sales, Texas Lottery remained focused on gaming responsibly. The Lotto increased awareness training for retailers, vendor staff and agency employees and participated in international campaigns for Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Play Responsibly campaign information was widely distributed to players and retailers. The Texas Lottery was certified in 2020 for meeting the NASPL/NCPG Responsible Gaming Verification Standards at the Implementation Level."

http://ow.ly/qF3050BBqMi

Webinar next week - free for NCPG Members!Sports Betting Advertising & Social ResponsibilityRegister at http://ow.ly/nrK...
09/25/2020

Webinar next week - free for NCPG Members!
Sports Betting Advertising & Social Responsibility
Register at http://ow.ly/nrKY50BAG4h

Executive Director Keith Whyte & Jamie Salsburg of the After Gambling Podcast discuss gambling & the fall sports season. Hear about CSR implications, impacts & innovative solutions.

Recovery Month - Free SAMHSA webinarThe Importance of Integrating Recovery Support Services: The Certified Community Beh...
09/22/2020

Recovery Month - Free SAMHSA webinar
The Importance of Integrating Recovery Support Services: The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Model
--Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 1:30PM (ET)

Speak up! SAMHSA and other federal systems need to address gambling.

Traditional substance abuse treatment needs to integrate behavioral addiction awareness and treatment. There is a very high correlation (co-morbidity) between substance abuse and gambling addiction/problem gambling behavior, both sequential or concurrent – 50% by some measures. Ignoring one enables the other and perpetuates a vicious cycle.
http://ow.ly/QMNb50By629

NCPG suggests a 5th way to participate in #RGEW20 – employee awareness. Provide training at least quarterly to your peop...
09/17/2020

NCPG suggests a 5th way to participate in #RGEW20 – employee awareness. Provide training at least quarterly to your people who handle customers every day, not just execs. Include updated information, esp. during pandemic. Include speakers who have actual lived experience with problem gambling; help them see the person, not just the problem. #RealResponsibleGambling

NCPG suggests a 4th way for gaming operators to participate in #RGEW20 – actual RG implementation. The backlash that’s h...
09/16/2020

NCPG suggests a 4th way for gaming operators to participate in #RGEW20 – actual RG implementation. The backlash that’s happening in the UK now could easily happen here. Review your #responsiblegambling program and make sure you have all the bases covered. Don’t have an RG program yet? We can help you deploy leading practices to build one, or improve yours.
#RealResponsibleGambling
www.ncpgambling.org/programs-resources/responsible-gaming/

"Partner with local NCPG chapters for #RGEW20 virtual events or communications."  We thank the industry partners that su...
09/15/2020

"Partner with local NCPG chapters for #RGEW20 virtual events or communications." We thank the industry partners that support our state Affiliate chapters with actual funding & board service too, helping make their work possible. #RealResponsibleGambling

Get to know your state Affiliate to get started or continue building your RG program. Contact info available at:
bit.ly/NCPG-Affiliates

Today! Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1:00 pm EDTWebinar: Ask Me Anything with Keith WhyteSpend 30 min. discussing your questions & ...
09/15/2020

Today! Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1:00 pm EDT
Webinar: Ask Me Anything with Keith Whyte

Spend 30 min. discussing your questions & thoughts on #RGEW20 #problemgambling, #responsiblegambling, Covid, anything!

Register now - free for NCPG Members - bit.ly/NCPG-Events

ED Keith Whyte quoted in @NBCNews article on $155M class-action lawsuit against Big Fish/Aristocrat by its own consumers...
09/15/2020

ED Keith Whyte quoted in @NBCNews article on $155M class-action lawsuit against Big Fish/Aristocrat by its own consumers who lost $139M on its 'free to play' arguably-not-legally-gambling social-media games:

"What we would have welcomed as part of this settlement as a wake-up call for the industry is a change in practices. I think their model is so lucrative and in some ways so aggressive that they're doubling down, and it's going to do a lot more harm. I think it's going to eventually be reined in, but it appears they are prioritizing short-term profit over long-term sustainability and responsibility."

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/addicted-losing-how-casino-apps-have-drained-people-millions-n1239604

09/14/2020

We support #RGEW20 goals of "employee training, promote transparency and gaming literacy to customers." Working with comm. partners on RG initiatives must go from abstract to ACTUAL. This week - ways the industry can #help #problemgambling, a key part of #RealResponsibleGambling.

People affected by PG have high rate of suicidal ideation - 20% by some measures. Professionals in #responsiblegambling ...
09/10/2020

People affected by PG have high rate of suicidal ideation - 20% by some measures. Professionals in #responsiblegambling & #problemgambling, as well as loved ones, colleagues, must be aware & include in their training/knowledge.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Register now - free for NCPG Members     Webinar: Ask Me Anything with Keith Whyte, ED      Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1:00 pm E...
09/09/2020

Register now - free for NCPG Members
Webinar: Ask Me Anything with Keith Whyte, ED
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1:00 pm EDT
Register at bit.ly/NCPG-Events

Spend 30 min. discussing your questions & thoughts on #problemgambling, #responsiblegambling, Covid, anything!

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National Council on Problem Gambling raises awareness about problem gambling and gambling addiction. Founded in 1972, NCPG focuses on advocacy, awareness and assistance. NCPG receives no federal funding and relies primarily on donations and the support of friends and Members in three membership classes: state affiliate, corporate, and individual. Purpose NCPG serves as the national advocate for programs and services to assist people and families affected by problem gambling. Vision Improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling. Mission Lead state and national stakeholders in the development of comprehensive policy and programs for all those affected by problem gambling. The National Council is neither for nor against legalized gambling — NCPG exists to help people affected on the entire spectrum of gambling disorder.

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    Thank you for your care and devotion to those in need and to ensuring a means of responsible gaming for those who provide it. Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃
    Thank you to the NCPG for your support of the Tribal Summit on Responsible Gaming. We look forward to Denver 2019!
    Milestone Centers in Pittsburgh, PA is raising awareness in March for Problem Gambling Awareness Month. This public service video was produced with the help of deaf and hard of hearing clients and staff from Milestone's Integrative Services program.
    So the spouse/former spouse of a "problem gambler" is "better off" dead. Just got hit with something else to "cope with" ... while the problem gambler has still been gambling. The government let him "get away" scot-free in the divorce he filed ... I guess the government is an "enabler" and why not? When problem gamblers keep state coffers full ... despite the costs to others. Advocacy ... where?