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National Council on Problem Gambling

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Gambling Addiction, Mental Health

Mission: The mission of the NCPG is to increase public awareness of problem and pathological gambling, to ensure the availability of treatment services for problem and pathological gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education.

Target demographics: all those affected by problem gambling

Geographic areas served: nationally

Programs: Our mission is to lead state and national stakeholders in the development of comprehensive policy and programs for all those affected by problem gambling. Our purpose is to serve as the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. And our vision is to improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling. The National Council is neither for nor against legalized gambling. NCPG is organized with 3 classes of members: state affiliate, corporate and individual. The NCPG concentrates efforts on the national level, while the state affiliates work at the state and local level.

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NCPG assists state Affiliates, like ourselves, in advancing our grass roots advocacy by being our common ground to meet, discuss, and share ideas on how to best help our communities.
Janet Miller, LA Association on Compulsive Gambling

Julie H.10

Board Member

Rating: 5

The issue of problem gambling does not get very much attention, and is often considered the "hidden" addiction. The National Council on Problem Gambling is the greatest advocate in the U.S. addressing the issue, increasing awareness of problem gambling, reducing stigma, and supporting those who do the work on the ground. I am so proud of the NCPG and all it does to help individuals, families and communities!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Outstanding organization that strives to prevent problem gambling and help people affected by gambling problems. Recent advocacy efforts have helped to promote changes in laws to screen for gambling problems in vulnerable groups like people serving in the military. It is mportant to continue this work in order to help prevent gambling problems and help those impacted by them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NCPG advocates programs and services at a national level to assist people and families affected by problem gambling. NCPG creates awareness on gambling-related issues in all walks of life, including the impact on our military family and the younger generation who devotes time and money to sports betting.

Board Member

Rating: 5

NCPG has worked tirelessly to ensure that all stakeholders are at the table. Understands how to find and leverage shared objectives. Hears and learns from opposing viewpoints. Knows how to engage to be heard.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This amazing organization provides a voice for so many who suffer from the "hidden" addiction. It is a tireless advocate for problem gamblers and their families and a valuable resource for legislators, regulators and industry leaders.

Board Member

Rating: 5

An incredible organization that is creating much needed awareness about gambling disorder and the help that individuals and families need!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I enjoy the opportunity to work for an organization with an important mission. NCPG has a fantastic staff and exceptional membership who are all passionate about being problem gambling and responsible gambling.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am staff at NCPG. I came to the organization because of the great work it does and am glad to contribute.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been working with NCPG for over 5 years and have never met a more dedicated group of individuals, not just on the immediate staff, but all the individuals associated with the organization: board members, affiliates, committee members and all the people who volunteer their time at the annual conference and throughout the year.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The National Council on Problem Gambling strives to support those in need of Gambling Addiction. They care deeply to provide an avenue to Public Health Addiction Healing by setting up counselors to those in need. They do a very good job.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am proud to work with and support NCPG on this important mission.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Small staff with small budget nevertheless manages to have significant impact on U.S. national issues in problem gambling and responsible gambling.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a small budget organization the does an incredible job in three areas: influencing Congress to begin to attend to Responsible Gaming and Problem Gaming issues in the military and elsewhere; lobbying successfully for resources at the state level to address the issues of RG and PG in legalized gambling legislation; and promoting public awareness of these issues generally.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The NCPG is the only national organization in the U.S. actively involved in a wide diversity of programs all focused on preventing gambling problems and helping those in need.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NCPG is a leader in advocating for Problem Gamblers and their families. I am proud to be a member and to work with the amazing staff.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Remains the only national nonprofit that focuses on the needs of problem gamblers and their families.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

The National Council on Problem Gambling is the primary portal for issues related to problem and pathological gambling. As the primary advocate for individuals and families affected by gambling, the NCPG provides hope and help. With at least 35 state affiliates the NCPG is a network of concerned individuals and organizations that is neither for nor against gambling but who are concerned about the negative personal and social consequences of gambling.

Jeff B.

Board Member

Rating: 4

In a time of financial distress many States turn to gambling and percieve it as a win/win situation, revenue for the state and entertainment for the citizens. That analysis does not take into account the effects of gambling on problem gamblers and pathological gamblers and in turn the effects on the community. The National Council on Problem Gambling advocates for the problem and pathological gambler while maintaining a neutral stand on gambling. It is the voice that calls for more research, public awareness, prevention and treatment for those plagued by gambling problems.. My involvement with The National Council has convinced me that our cause is important and not fulfilled by others. There needs to be a national voice speaking on behalf of pathological problem gamblers and their families. As an individual in long term recovery from a gambling problem I believe it is vital to have a national voice.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Most of what we hear about problem gambling is sensational, judgmental, and wrong. In reality, it is not evidence of moral weakness nor is it confined to those who are somehow different from us. It is a medical condition that is potentially devastating but very treatable.

The National Council on Problem Gambling provides an accurate, unbiased view of this disorder that is not bound by anyone's moral or economic agenda. It advocates for those affected by problem gambling, trains the dedicated professionals working in the field, serves as a reliable source of information for the media, public officials, and others who seek to learn more, and provides a message of hope for those attempting to cope with this condition.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NCPG is the only national organization with the primary focus of assisting individuals and families effected by problem and pathological gambling. NCPG works to raise the awareness of the public about problems related to gambling , advocate for legislation and policy that assists individuals with gambling problems and provides referrals for help for those who have a problem.