Welcome to the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators (APGSA)

APGSA is a national membership organization of state administrators of public funds for problem gambling services.

APGSA Family Problem Gambling

Nearly 20 million adults and adolescents experience gambling related problems.

(The National Gambling Impact Study Commission)

APGSA Legal Criminal Law Financial Problem Gambling

Research has found that unaddressed gambling problems contribute to increased costs and decreased treatment effectiveness in our health care systems.

(Kessler, 2008; Morasco et al., 2006)

APGSA conducts the only national survey of comprehensive information on publicly-funded problem gambling services in the U.S.

APGSA, a national organization of state administrators of problem gambling services, was formed to collaborate in assuring effective state services to address gambling problems.

APGSA Overview

The organization was formed in 2000 to support the development of services that will reduce the impact of problem gambling in the United States.

Central to this mission, APGSA conducts the only national survey of problem gambling services in the United States providing information on funding, types of services, administrative structures, state profiles, and state contacts.

APGSA began conducting national problem gambling service surveys in 2006. Review here the 2016 survey, the fifth in the series and the second to be co-sponsored by the National Council on Problem Gambling.

 

Quick access to key survey information

SUMMARY
Executive summary of the most complete collection of problem gambling services information in the United States.

FUNDING
The 2016 survey assessed all 50 U.S. states and D.C. to determine funding for problem gambling services.

SERVICES
Services across all states lack uniformity regarding funding. Prevention, Awareness, Helpline, Treatment, Research & Evaluation

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURES
The survey includes questions related to administrative structure of problem gambling services.

STRENGTH AND NEEDS
Survey respondents were asked to identify their state’s problem gambling service strengths and needs.

STATE CONTACTS
The APGSA Organization maintains a current list of state agency contacts and non-profit service providers.