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NCPG Celebrates 20 Years of Promoting Problem Gaming Awareness Month

by Global Payments Gaming Team / March 2, 2023

The gaming industry has seen significant growth as patrons continue to choose gambling as a preferred form of entertainment. According to the American Gaming Association (AGA), traditional gaming, legal sports betting and iGaming are driving the commercial gaming industry engagement and revenue to record-breaking numbers. Since the growth of the industry is prevalent, the safety of patrons must be a priority.

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) founded and organized Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM), which is celebrated every March, to spread awareness of problem gambling and advocate for people and families affected by problem gambling. The 2023 PGAM theme is “Celebrating 20 Years” to highlight the impact of this national campaign. The goals for this month are to increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services, as well as encourage healthcare providers to screen clients for problem gambling. The NCPG is promoting Gambling Disorder Screening Day, which will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, to educate and support healthcare providers in screening for gambling disorders.

Global Payments Gaming Solutions is committed to promoting responsible gaming and is a proud partner of the NCPG. As an industry leader, Global Payments Gaming Solutions innovates the gaming industry by empowering gaming institutions and platforms to promote responsible gaming habits. With VIP Preferred®, patrons benefit from all the latest responsible gaming measures, including configurable spending limits, pre-set cooling-off periods and voluntary self-exclusion. Patrons are provided with an enhanced gaming experience while casino operators and online platforms deliver more effective consumer protection for responsible gaming.

PGAM is a time to ensure all patrons in the gaming industry are protected and have the resources needed for responsible gaming. Industry members are taking the time to educate the public and promote safe, responsible and enjoyable gaming. Global Payments Gaming Solutions promotes safe gambling and provides resources year-round.

Click here to learn how Global Payments Gaming Solutions values safe and responsible gaming practices. If you are attending IGA 2023 this year, come stop by booth #1019 to see what we have to offer! Visit to arrange a time to meet with Global Payments Gaming Solutions or for more information.

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