RGANM, Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico

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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. If any seats remain, walk-up registrations will be accepted on Wednesday, Aug. 8th from 5-7pm only, but must be paid by credit or debit card.

This year's conference title is "Empowering Treatment with New Research Findings". The agenda is posted here.

To view speakers notes, please click on the blue button at the top of this page.

The conference will provide 14 CEU credits for counselors and social workers’ ongoing education, of which 6 are ethics credits.

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.

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. Please click the blue button above to download the speakers’ notes and materials that are available.

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.

Gambling Help Line

Available 24/7

There is Hope

"If you are dealing with addiction issues, if you're dealing with gambling issues, I want to let you know that there is hope. First of all there are people, programs, resources that will allow you to share what you are dealing with; what you are going through. There are so many resources. Try them all and find something that works."

JJ Otero

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