In 2019, the Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico expanded our efforts to educate the public about the signs of problem gambling, and to provide prevention and treatment. See our stats for 2019.
The 2019 Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico’s annual problem gambling conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 8-9, 2019 from 8:00am to 4:30pm each day. The event will be held at a new venue, the Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel in Bernalillo.
The conference will provide 12 CEU credits for counselors and social workers’ ongoing education, 6 of which are ethics. The fee for the conference has remained the same for the past few years so that behavioral health professionals and the general public can attend. The $75 registration fee covers all the sessions and materials, as well as continental breakfast and buffet lunch both days. Registration will close on July 21st or when the capacity of the venue is reached. Past conference attendees will receive an email when registration opens as a reminder, if your email has not changed. You may also use the “Join Our Mailing List” signup on the bottom of the website page.
In July 2014, a group of representatives from the Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico attended the 28th annual conference sponsored by the National Council on Problem Gaming. 2014 marked the first year that the New Mexico representatives from the Association were asked to provided a presentation for other advocates for responsible gaming from around the nation, who all gathered in Orlando, Florida, for the event.
During the two day conference, representatives from New Mexico delivered a presentation titled “Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico- Casinos in Action”. Included in the presentation was RGANM’s documentary, which you can watch here.
The group was asked to give a presentation on the collaborative efforts of the state’s Native casinos, who organized the association in 1994 as tribal casinos began forming plans for gaming. It is thought that New Mexico is the only state with such an association; other states’ handle responsible gaming activities and outreach through each individual casino property.