This well-established biennial event is one of the leading international conferences on problem gambling attracting delegates from New Zealand and around the world. Be at the forefront of changes in the gambling landscape and be part of a conference featuring compelling workshops and international keynotes.
The conference aims to enhance the skills of the providers who work in this sector, sharing knowledge about the latest research, public health interventions and treatment techniques, and encouraging national and international collaborations. The conference receives no funding or support from the gambling industry.
The Gambling and Addictions Research Centre at AUT University brings together research that improves New Zealanders’ understanding of how gambling and addictions affect society, and enhances policy and professional practice. The Centre aims to: disseminate research-based information through publications, seminars and mass media; advocate evidence-based gambling and addictions policy and service provision; develop and provide education programmes; promote and support postgraduate teaching and research; and work collaboratively with other research organisations and stakeholders.
The Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF) is a national non-profit organisation predominantly funded by the Ministry of Health with funds received from the gambling levy.
PGF is the largest single public health and clinical treatment provider for harmful gambling in Australasia with locations throughout New Zealand, some of which have been assisting individuals and communities for more than 20 years.
Qualified counsellors provide free, professional and confidential counselling for gamblers and anyone else impacted by someone’s gambling, and a dedicated public health team work in our communities supporting harm minimisation and community wellbeing.
Asian Family Services provide free and confidential counselling, information and education in several languages and Mapu Maia provide a dedicated, culturally appropriate counselling, education and support service for Pasifika.
PGF’s vision for Aotearoa is: Families and communities are healthy and resilient in a just society.
PGF believes that vulnerable individuals, families and communities should be protected and supported; therefore, social justice is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that a just society is one where all communities have the same opportunity and the same rights.
Our mission, enhancing the mana of individuals, families and communities; to be free from gambling harm, reflects the work we do as we strive to achieve our vision.