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Gambling Disorder Screening Day, March 11, 2014

OPG is joining the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators (APGSA) to help promote Gambling Disorder Screening Day, March 11, 2014. The goal is to get the word out to promote screening across the nation and beyond.

Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS) Questionnaire
  1. During the past 12 months, have you become restless irritable or anxious when trying to stop/cut down on gambling?

  2. Yes No

  3. During the past 12 months, have you tried to keep your family or friends from knowing how much you gambled?

  4. Yes No

  5. During the past 12 months did you have such financial trouble as a result of your gambling that you had to get help with living expenses from family, friends or welfare?

  6. Yes No

2014 Problem Gambling Awareness

The Office of Problem Gambling, along with our partners the Bureau of Gambling Control within Department of Justice, the California Gambling Control Commission, the California State Lottery, California Friday Night Live Partnership, California Gaming Association, Media Solutions, NICOS Chinese Health Coalition, and National Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse and the California Council on Problem Gambling strive to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of problem gambling. The first week in March has been designated Problem Gambling Awareness Week and for the first time, this year the National Council’s goal is to recognize March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Order 2014 posters by emailing our office at

PGAM Poster (English)
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PGAM Poster (Spanish)
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PGAM Poster (Chinese)
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CalGETS Phase II Training

The Office of Problem Gambling in Partnership with the UCLA Gambling Studies Program will provide advanced training for the treatment of problem gamblers and affected individuals to authorized providers in the CalGETS.

Click here for dates and information.

New OPG Regulation

There is a new regulation related to the Gambling Addiction Program Fund. This regulation, 9 CCR § 14200, only affects card rooms in California.

Transition News

Effective with the passage of the budget, on July 1, 2013, the Office of Problem Gambling (OPG) has moved to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

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Office of Problem Gambling (OPG)
1616 Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 997377 MS-8700
Sacramento, CA 95899
Office: (916) 327-8611
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