Welcome to Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance

Whether you’re seeking information or help for a gambling problem, you’ve come to the right place.

Gambling, in all its various forms, has become increasingly prevalent in today’s society. In fact, 75 percent of Minnesotans have participated in a form of gambling in the last year. Most who gamble are able to enjoy it as a healthy form of recreation. Others, however, are unable to stop, even when their gambling habit empties their wallet and tugs at their soul. The Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance was formed to address the needs of Minnesotans whose gambling goes beyond normal recreation bounds

The Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance (NPGA), Minnesota’s affiliate to the National Council on Problem Gambling, is a non-profit, gambling-neutral organization dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesotans affected by problem gambling. We achieve this by increasing public awareness about problem and compulsive gambling and advocating for support services and treatment for persons adversely
affected by gambling.


  • Recent Posts

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    Changes to the Northstar Board

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    John VonEschen Joins Northstar’s Speaker’s Network

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