ABOUT IGC

This well-established biennial event is one of the leading international conferences on preventing and minimising 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 those who work in all areas of the preventing and minimising gambling harm 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.

IGC2022 will be a hybrid event allowing physical attendance for those who are willing and able to travel, as well as online attendance - both live streaming and on demand access - for delegates who are unable to attend in person. IGC2022 will physically be held at the AUT City Campus, Auckland, New Zealand (as in recent years).

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AUT Gambling and Addictions Research Centre

The Gambling and Addictions Research Centre at the Auckland University 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

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PGF Group

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

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.

PGFs 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.