The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) is the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. The NCPG was founded in New York City in 1972 by Joseph Dunne, Irving Sacher, and Robert Custer. It was originally known as the Council on Compulsive Gambling (1972–1976), then the National Council on Compulsive Gambling (1976–1989), before the change to the current name in 1989. The NCPG's mission is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and encourage research and programs for prevention and education.

As an advocate for problem gamblers, NCPG does not take a position for or against legalized gambling but rather concentrates on the goal of helping those ...

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