National Conference on Problem Gambling Visits the Southeast for the First Time

For the first time in its 28 years, the National Conference on Problem Gambling was held in the Southeast, proudly hosted by the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, July 11-12, 2014 in Orlando.

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“We are especially grateful for the very generous support of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which provided the largest single sponsorship in the history of the conference,” said Pat Fowler, Executive Director of the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling.

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 23, 2014

Leaders gather to share cutting-edge information at the 28th National Conference on Problem Gambling.

For the first time in its 28 years, the National Conference on Problem Gambling was held in the Southeast, proudly hosted by the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, July 11-12, 2014. Previous locations in recent years include Milwaukee, Boston and Seattle.

Thanks to generous sponsors who support the work and mission of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), over $300,000 in direct and in-kind support has been contributed for NCPG's 28th National Conference on Problem Gambling.

“We are especially grateful for the very generous support of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which provided the largest single sponsorship in the history of the conference,” said Pat Fowler, Executive Director of the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling.

“We were thrilled to welcome back two other tribal gaming entities as major sponsors: Four Winds Casino Resort from Michigan and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians from California, as well as Wind Creek Hospitality from Alabama. And the commercial gaming industry provided significant support as well: Las Vegas Sands Corporation on the casino side and GTECH, primarily a lottery vendor, were both major sponsors,” said Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling.

The sponsors for the National Conference on Problem Gambling include:

  • Presenting Partner – The Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Star Spangled Banner Sponsors – Four Winds Casino Resort, GTECH, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Wind Creek Hospitality
  • Eagle Sponsors – AGEM, IGT, Mohegan Sun, Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino
  • Statue of Liberty Sponsors – SAMHSA
  • Capitol Sponsors – Caesars Entertainment, Mescalero Responsible Gaming Program, Minnesota Lottery, Palm Beach Kennel Club, United Community & Family Services
  • 50 States Sponsors – Daytona Beach Kennel Club, Hoosier Lottery, Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Agency, Northstar Lottery Group, Northstar New Jersey, Ohio Lottery Commission, Project Turnabout
  • We the People Sponsors – Gaming Laboratories International, Georgia Lottery Corporation, Mid-western Connecticut Council on Alcoholism, North Carolina Education Lottery, Penn National Gaming Foundation
  • Wi-Fi Sponsor – The Rational Group
  • Training Sponsors – APGSA, C.A.R.E. Treatment Center, Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, The Connection Inc., Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, Maryland Council on Problem Gambling

The national conference took place at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida from July 11-12, 2014 and was attended by approximately 450 professionals and individuals from many facets of the gaming and problem gambling fields, including the treatment, research, prevention, responsible gaming and recovery communities.

“We’re very excited to have served as host of the national conference,” Fowler added. “The meeting was a great opportunity for those who work on problem and responsible gambling across the country and around the world to hear about the latest developments and discuss ways to raise awareness of this hidden addiction.”

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NCPG is the national advocate for problem gamblers and their families. NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling and works with all stakeholders to promote responsible gaming as well as help and treatment for all those affected by problem gambling. For more information on the 28th National Conference on Problem Gambling, visit http://www.ncpgambling.org/conference. To learn more about the Florida Council on Compulsvie Gambling, go to http://www.gamblinghelp.org.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at 800.522.4700 for confidential help.


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