Proposed OPG Regualtion
OPG is proposing a regulation related to the Gambling Addiction Program Fund.
“Click Here” to view the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking,
Initial Statement of Reasons and regulation text.
This proposed regulation only affects cardrooms in California.
Problem Gambling Interpreted Treatment (PGIT) Pilot program
The Office of Problem Gambling (OPG) in partnership with
Language World Services (LWS) is proud to announce the Problem Gambling
Interpreted Treatment (PGIT) pilot Program
PGIT provides access to free interpreted treatment to limited
and non-English speaking problem gamblers and affected individuals in the
Greater Sacramento Area. Limited or non-English speaking clients can call the
PGIT toll-free helpline at 1-888-964-6763 to schedule an appointment with a
California Problem Gambling Treatment Services Program (CPGTSP) counselor in the
Sacramento area. The counselor will contact LWS to schedule an interpreter for a
face-to-face session. Treatment includes eight free sessions of outpatient
treatment with a CPGTSP counselor and LWS interpreter.
The goal of PGIT is to increase treatment services to limited
and non-English speaking individuals. Through community-based outreach PGIT
services are available for individuals that speak Spanish, Hmong, Russian,
Tagalog, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Punjabi; in addition to 8 other
SPANISH - Español
CHINESE - 中文
VIETNAMESE - Tiếng Việt
PUNJABI - पंजाब
RUSSIAN - Русский
Governor Brown’s proposed elimination of ADP on July 1, 2012, was put on hold for a year after the Legislature approved and the Governor signed a budget trailer bill requiring a more detailed plan for reorganizing and transferring administrative and programmatic functions performed by ADP.
The Legislature’s intent in Senate Bill 1014, Chapter 36, Section 81 is to transfer ADP’s functions to other state departments effective July 1, 2013, and requires the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS)—in consultation with stakeholders and affected departments—to mapout a plan that ensures the transfer can achieve the following goals:
- Improve access to alcohol and drug treatment services for consumers, including a focus on recovery and rehabilitative services.
- Effectively integrate the implementation and financing of services.
- Ensure appropriate state and county accountability through oversight and outcome measurement strategies.
- Provide focused, high-level leadership within state government for alcohol and drug treatment services.
National Council on Problem Gambling 27th Annual Conference on Problem Gambling
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) is the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families.
The mission of the NCPG is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families,
and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education. Each year NCPG
conducts a national conference on Problem
Gambling, click below for more information.
15th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking
The conference aims to develop knowledge about all aspects of gambling and to stimulate discussion and further research.
It brings together the world's top gambling scholars to present, discuss, and debate the latest trends and findings on gambling and commercial gaming.
Topics will cover a broad variety of disciplines including economics, public policy, mathematics, social sciences, psychology, and treatment.
This is an opportunity to be a part of an exciting dialogue which will shape public policy and opinion about gambling and
commercial gaming as it continues to evolve and expand throughout the world. Click the link below for more information