National Gambling Disorder Screening Day

March 14, 2017 all-day

Gambling Disorder Screening Day (Screening Day) is a one-day event held annually on the second Tuesday of March during Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Established in 2014 by the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, events are now held throughout the world.

Screening Day has helped identify individuals who might have Gambling Disorder and should seek further assessment.

Although Gambling Disorder is a serious  disorder, many cases go undetected,.  There is limited screening and understanding of the severity of this problem, you are encouraged to participate in this event.  No matter how large or small this will benefit your community and clients.
At minimum it is recommended is that you use this day to screen all clients of your agency with the Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS) tool.

The National Council on Responsible Gaming (NCRG) supported the development of the three-question BBGS with the  Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance

Organizations and individuals interested in hosting a screening event on Screening Day should visit the Division’s Screening Day Toolkit (http://www.divisiononaddiction.org/gambling-disorder-screening-day-2017-toolkit/), which contains a variety of free tools and resources?


Anyone can be at-risk of problem gambling. The number of professional athletes seeking help for gambling addiction has increased since the first coronavirus lockdown. Read more about this recent trend on SkyNews. https://t.co/K1fIYPC1z0

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