2021 National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling

July 14, 2021 – July 15, 2021 all-day
Virtual Event
National Council on Problem Gambling

The 2021 National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling theme will recognize the pervasive effects of the pandemic. Its theme is ‘Embracing Change Together’ and all the conference activities will occur online. The pandemic has also caused changes in how people can seek and receive help, and ways that responsible gambling and prevention programs can best be delivered.

With this year being its 35th iteration, the conference is the oldest and largest annual national conference that brings together people from all facets of healthcare, research, government, and the many segments of the gambling industry. With top-notch national and international experts as speakers, as well as those who work on local and state levels, the conference is a unique resource for everyone who works in these fields, as well as those in recovery and concerned others. From tele-therapy to digital tools to insightful policy, the conference provides both detailed in-depth knowledge and cross-training opportunities.

Now more than ever, it is critical that we all work together to learn about new methods for prevention, treatment and responsible gambling as well as basics and continuing developments in the field.

Conference tracks:
Treatment  |  Recovery  |  Prevention  |  Community  |  Military & Veterans  |  Tribal  |  Sports Betting  |  Responsible Gambling & Regulation

We’ve seen an increasingly wide expansion of online gambling during the pandemic, including sports betting, iLottery, and social gambling, as well as various methods of cashless payment. We expect this to escalate as more state governments face budget shortfalls in the next two years. Protecting consumers who gamble, as well as their families, needs to be part of legislation, regulation and gambling company operations. Our conference is an important tool to increase knowledge, conversation and action on all these aspects, and thereby help mitigate harm.


July 14-15 and 21-22, 2021 (Weds. – Thurs.), from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

PROGRAM DETAILS: click here for the latest information on schedule, speakers, topics and session descriptions (abstracts) and speaker bios.

The Main-Conference will utilize online sessions only.

  • Recordings will be available for approximately 30 days after these dates.
  • Up to 16 CEUs (or 4 per day).
  • Presenters and topics will cover a wide range of information for all aspects and levels of the field.
  • Optional networking will be available to registrants after the Wednesday sessions.
  • Program subject to change.

NOTE: If you are interested in attending the conference through the NCPG Diversity in Leadership Scholarship Program, please click here to learn about the opportunity and criteria for consideration. Deadline to apply is June 7.