Problem Gambling Awareness Month 2021

2021 Problem Gambling Awareness Month

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Youth Awareness Campaign


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News Release

Washington Recognizes Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Across the United States, March is recognized as Problem Gambling Awareness month. The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (ECPG), an affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), is raising awareness of how problem gambling impacts individuals, families, and communities with a statewide media campaign produced in partnership with Washington State Health Care Authority at the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR).

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) is a time to increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services, as well as to encourage healthcare providers to screen their clients for problem gambling and to make referrals for help services.

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PGAM Proclamation

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee proclaims March 2021 as Washington Problem Gambling Awareness Month.