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 2013 survey, the fourth in the series and the first to be co-sponsored by the National Council on Problem Gambling.


Quick access to key survey information

The most complete collection of problem gambling services information in the United States.

The APGSA Survey assessed all 50 U.S. states and D.C. to determine funding for problem gambling services.

Types of services across all states lack uniformity regarding what types of problem gambling services are funded.

The survey includes 11 questions related to administrative structure of problem gambling services.

Survey respondents were asked to identify one item as their state’s “greatest obstacle”.

State agencies and non-profit service providers identified in 2013 survey.