Problem Gambling in Michigan
About MAPG & Members Information
Gaming Industry Initiatives
Prevention & Treatment
History of Gambling in Michigan
MAPG Message from the President, March 2009
|In the eight years of our existence the MAPG has grown from a handful of concerned professionals to a larger organization of persons whose backgrounds are more diverse, and we are able to provide tangible benefits to our communities. We achieved 501(c)(3) charitable organization status six years ago, affiliated with the National Association on Problem Gambling not long after, and successfully networked with State and community health organizations, gaming industry entities, and others.
Through our efforts and the efforts of those with whom we work, the MAPG has hosted two free half day seminars on problem gambling, participated in the planning (along with the Michigan Dept. of Community Health and the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards) of the first Statewide Conference on Problem Gambling in March of this year, and helped get problem gambling literature and resources more widely available to those who need them most.
MAPG members have made presentations for community and professional groups, colleges and universities, treatment facilities, and other venues. Still we need You. As a diagnosable and treatable illnesses, problem and Pathological gambling remain largely unknown. As a public health issue, problem and Pathological gambling are just now emerging.
Annual Dinner and Symposium 2013
The Michigan Association on Problem Gambling recognizes the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish band of the Potawatomi Indians and Gun Lake Casino, at Wayland for being the first Native American Tribe to join the Michigan Association on Problem Gambling, May, 2011. In addition to becoming a member, they supported the training of their supervisors and other casino employees on how to recognize and respond to patrons for whom gambling is no longer just a form of recreation. We applaud their policy of displaying the MI Gambling Help Line number, 1-800-270-7117, at strategic places throughout the casino and on the back for the player cards.
The Michigan Association on Problem Gambling gratefully acknowledges the efforts of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians and the FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, to assist problem gamblers by training their supervisory staff to recognize problems and refer those in need to appropriate resources.
|Offer education, prevention, advocacy, research, treatment and support to individuals, families, and professionals surrounding the issues and challenges of problem gambling.|