The National Council on Problem Gambling in partnership with the Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health will host the 2022 National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling in Boston, MA on 20-23 July 2022 at the Westin Boston Seaport District hotel.
Over 600 individuals worldwide are set to attend the oldest and largest annual conference on gambling addiction and responsible gambling. Now in its 36th year, the event brings together individuals and organizations working on prevention, education, treatment, responsible gambling, regulation, research and recovery.
“The worlds of gambling and gaming continue to evolve at ever accelerating speeds. There is great strength in bringing together stakeholders in the fields of responsible gambling and problem gambling to discuss new technology, solutions and partnerships,” said Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director. “Each year we look forward to hosting the national conference and allowing it to serve as a conduit for connection, learning and innovation.”
To celebrate the first in-person conference the organization has held since 2019, this year’s NCPG conference theme is Better Together: Advocacy, Awareness & Assistance. The National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling is designed to equip attendees with the following training and experiences:
– Critically evaluate factors and conditions related to matters of problem gambling and responsible gambling.
– Gain knowledge on problem gambling from the perspectives of prevention, treatment, responsible gambling, safer sports betting, military and recovery.
– Be informed of the latest developments in the problem gambling and responsible gambling fields.
– Learn about problem gambling and responsible gambling issues that are relevant to diverse populations.
– Discover methods and information that will help to improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling.
In addition to a full slate of panel discussions, keynote addresses, breakout sessions and networking opportunities, the conference will also pay special attention to sports betting, as it continues to expand across the U.S. A dedicated Safer Sports Betting Summit will be hosted on July 20, 2022, and will bring together stakeholders in sports and gambling, including representatives from leagues, colleges, sportsbooks, affiliate marketing and athletes themselves.
“Policymakers, advocates, and regulators have long looked towards the Commonwealth as an example of how legalized gambling can be implemented with an eye towards public health. We look forward to sharing our experiences and learning the latest from experienced community and industry leaders,” said Marlene Warner, Executive Director of MACGH.