The North Carolina Problem Gambling Program (NCPGP) welcomes Amy Prokopowicz as the new state administrator. Amy has worked with adults and youth through the NCPGP Registry as a provider and trainer since 2010. She is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed clinical addictions specialist. Join us in welcoming Amy! We also want to thank Smith Worth for her years of service and dedication to the program. Thank you Smith!
Upcoming Trainings and Events
The U.S. is facing the biggest expansion of gambling in its history as a result of the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA). This summit on March 8, 2019 will explore the need for developing strategies to combat the rise of gambling disorder.
The Converging of the Gaming and Gambling Ecosystems
Millennials put more value into a gaming experience. The gambling and gaming ecosystems are merging to attract this new generation of gamblers. Some concerns include: competitive integrity, underage betting and problem gambling.
Social Casino Gaming on the Rise
An emerging trend is the increase in social casino games. These games accept a virtual currency without a real loss or gain. Multiple studies have shown individuals who engage with simulated gambling games or practice games are more likely to gamble than those who do not.