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Registration Information for the 22nd Annual RGANM Problem Gambling Conference

The 2018 Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico's annual problem gambling conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 9-10, 2018 from 8:00am to 4:30pm each day. The event will be at Isleta Resort and Casino in Albuquerque.

This year's conference title is "Empowering Treatment with New Research Findings". Registration will open in early May and will close on July 6th or when the capacity of 500 people has been reached. The agenda is posted here. Please read all the information below before registering. If you attended the 2017 conference AND have the SAME EMAIL address, you should be able to log in to your account, select the 2018 conference, and pay via PayPal. If you did NOT attend last year OR you have a NEW email, you will need to create a new account.

The conference will provide 14 CEU credits for counselors and social workers’ ongoing education, of which 6 are ethics credits. The fee for the conference has always been kept very low, and has remained the same for the past few years so that many 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 lunch both days. A discounted $65 “early bird” fee is available through June 1st. Past conference attendees will receive an email when registration opens as a reminder.

At the conference, meals are provided buffet style, so you do not need to specify a vegetarian meal. All registrations are final and non-refundable. Substitute attendees are not allowed in advance or at the door. If any seats remain, walk-up registrations will be accepted on Wednesday, Aug. 8th from 5-7pm or Thursday, Aug. 9th from 7-8am, but must be paid by credit or debit card.

Registration Process

The same online registration process is in place in 2018. You may register an Individual, paid through a credit card on Paypal, or a Group, either paid through a credit card on Paypal or through a Purchase Order. Note that a unique email is required for each attendee, as well as their licensure information if CEUs are needed; registrations with incomplete information will not process the payment and will not be completed. You will need to complete all information including the payment through PayPal or purchase order for groups when you register. If you have questions, contact our coordinator at by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration Check-In and Exceptional Necessity

Check-in will be available on Wednesday evening, Aug. 8th from 5-7pm in the Isleta Resort convention center. Check-in will also be available from 7am to 8:45am on Thursday, Aug. 9th. Isleta Resort and Casino has ample handicapped parking as well as valet service. If you have an exceptional necessity such as special seating, a required companion, or other accommodation, contact our registration coordinator now by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Conference Materials and Scholarships

Note that handouts for each presentation will NOT be available at the conference. Shortly before the conference, revisit this site and download the speakers’ notes and materials that will be posted here. Scholarships are available for up to 25 students studying social science or business in a New Mexico university, community college or continuing education program. Application must be received by June 15, 2018. For details or to apply, see the scholarship application.

Hotel Accommodations and Transportation

Guest room reservations can be made by calling Isleta Resort and Casino's hotel reservations at 877-747-5382 or 505-848-1999. Use the group code RGA0818 or mention the conference name to receive the discounted rate of $89/night for double occupancy (plus taxes and resort fee). A charge of $10 will be added for each guest over double occupancy with a maximum of four guests per room. Rates cannot be changed at check-in or check-out for those who do not use the discount code when making the reservation. Reservations must be made by July 20, 2018, guaranteed by credit card. No-shows or early departures will be charged one night's room fee plus tax. Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance to avoid charges. Check in is at 3pm; checkout by 11am.

Isleta Resort and Casino is located south of Albuquerque; exit 215. Attendees from the metro area can ride the RailRunner train and exit at the Isleta Pueblo stop. Shuttle vans will be available for transportation to the casino's convention center.

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