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.
Our mission is building healthy communities together, free from gambling harm. The Foundation is committed to health promotion that contributes to safer gambling practices through community education, strengthening resilience of people, whanau and communities, and development of safer environments. We are also committed to providing help to those suffering from harm. Qualified counsellors provide free, professional and confidential counselling services for both gamblers and others affected by gambling and a dedicated public health team works on problem gambling issues in the community using a health promotion approach. PGF has the only dedicated Asian services team (Asian Family Services) in New Zealand providing free and confidential counselling, information and education in several languages. Mapu Maia provide a culturally appropriate counselling and support service for Pasifika.