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Conference Highlights: 7th Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling

The Center held its 7thAnnual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the BWI Airport Marriott. Over 380 Maryland state and local policy makers, community leaders and behavioral health providers came together for this one day, free-of-charge conference that focused on Creating Connections for Help and Hope. The conference, funded by the Maryland Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Administration, provided an educational opportunity on national and local initiatives covering prevention, treatment, peer recovery and research.

The Center offers a sincere “thank you” to all who attended and participated, with a special note to the 16 Community Resource Organizations and the three Research Poster Sessions, for their continued commitment in Gambling/Problem Gambling prevention, treatment, recovery and research.

Click here to view the full Conference Program


View the Presentation by Timothy Fong, M.D.: Cannabis and Gambling: What’s Lying in the Weeds 

View the Responsible Gambling Panel Presentation by Jasmine Countess, Responsible Gaming Program Director, Maryland Lottery and Gaming 

View the Responsible Gambling Panel Presentation by Patrick Martin, Vice President of Regional Compliance for MGM Resorts, International 

Visit www.militarygamblesafe.org to view the Documentary “Glenn’s Gamble: A Marine’s Battle for Gambling Addiction Recovery”

Congratulations to Award Winners:

Upper Bay Counseling & Support Services – 2019 Recipient of The Dr. Joseph W. Ciarrocchi Excellence in Problem Gambling Award – presented by the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling.

Sharon Bolden – 2019 Recipient of The Jeffrey M. Beck Scholarship Award – presented by the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

Please mark your calendars and join us on June 19, 2020 for the 8th Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling (conference information will be distributed in early 2020).

If you or someone you know is struggling with problem gambling and other addictive behaviors, call or text the free, confidential Maryland Problem Gambling Helpline 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) to be connected to helpful resources, including Peer Recovery Support. Or visit helpmygamblingproblem.org.