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Every Story Matters – Community Event

03/16/2024 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
East Las Vegas Community Center
250 N Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Nevada Council on Problem Gambling

You’re Invited!!

The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling is celebrating 40 years and hosting this very special National Problem Gambling Awareness Month community event! “Problem Gambling Awareness – Every Story Matters” community event is open to the public and is part of our month-long focus on Recovery and all the Stories That Matter!

Join us to learn about the “human” side of problem gambling, as peers and professionals share how and why they became engaged in promoting awareness and taking action to address this important community health issue in Nevada.

Come mingle with people in recovery, professionals in the field, and many other people and community resources!

Special Guests

William Hung, Entertainer, Motivational Speaker

William Hung gained fame on the third season of “American Idol” in 2004 with his memorable audition of “She Bangs,” which led to a career in music and entertainment. He would later become a motivational speaker and ultimately took a job with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a Statistical Analyst.

After his entertainment career slowed down, he developed a serious gambling problem that impacted many areas of his life.  Join us as William shares his journey from Hong Kong to California, from studying civil engineering to a career in entertainment and law enforcement, and his story of gambling addiction and recovery.

Rory Reid, PhD, LCSW, ICGC-II

William will be joined by Dr. Rory Reid, a Research Psychologist with the UCLA Gambling Studies Program and Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor to discuss William’s recovery journey and how it differs from other concepts of recovery that many are more familiar with. A question-and-answer session with attendees will follow.


People Article: Hung opens up to PEOPLE about overcoming his darkest moments — and how he found a new start

Where and When

East las Vegas Community Center

250 N Eastern Ave,

Las Vegas, NV 89101

Saturday March 16, 2024

From: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Who Should Attend

EVERYONE, of course!! This is a special time for our community to come together to learn about problem gambling and connect with amazing people and resources. Our goal is to create a space where Every Story Matters in an environment of acceptance and appreciation.

Free and Open to the Community!

Family Friendly!

Recovery Friendly!


Let Us Know You’re Coming!!

Visit our Facebook Event or our other social media and let us know you’re interested, or plan to attend! While you’re there, LIKE and SHARE to help us reach others! #PGAM2024 #NCPG40





Nevada Council on Problem Gambling is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization and an affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling. The Council does not take a position for or against legal gambling.

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