About the International Gambling Conference

This well-established biennial event is one of the leading international conferences on harmful 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.


IGC Partners

AUT Gambling and Addictions Research Centre

The Gambling and Addictions Research Centre at the Auckland Univeristy of Technology (AUT) 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.

PGF Group

The Problem Gambling Foundation is now trading as the PGF Group which is the umbrella brand for PGF Services (counselling and health promotion), Mapu Maia (Pacific counselling and public health), and Asian Family Services (counselling, public health and the Asian helpline).

The PGF Group is a national non-profit organisation predominantly funded by the Ministry of Health with funds received from the gambling levy. PGF has been assisting individuals and communities for more than 20 years.

PGF Services provides free, professional and confidential counselling for anyone impacted by harmful gambling in locations throughout New Zealand.

Asian Family Services provide free and confidential face-to-face or telephone support to Asians living in New Zealand. These services are offered in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Thai and Hindi. 

Mapu Maia provide a dedicated, culturally appropriate counselling, education and support service for Pasifika. Their experienced and qualified staff work with individuals and families, and provide support in English, Samoan and Tongan. 

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.










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