|Gambling industry chiefs, community organisations and government officials from all over the world will converge on Auckland this May to debate the subject of problem gambling, particularly among the poor, and its effect on society at large. Jointly hosted Gambling Problem Helpline and Auckland University of Technology's Gambling Research Centre the conference will be a unique opportunity for delegates from over forty countries to co-operate towards the promotion of responsible gaming. New Zealand is particularly known for its expertise in studying and treating problem gamblers.|
Gambling Problem Helpline chief executive Gary Clifford said, 'This is an opportunity for us to critically reflect on problem gambling policy, service and research developments during the last decade.'
'We'll be able to compare these developments with the experience of other countries and identify emergent trends and issues. We'll also consider key future challenges and priorities in the areas of policy, practice and research, both locally and internationally.'