Need support for a gambling problem?

If you or someone you know is struggling with a gambling problem, help is available. The National Council on Problem Gambling provides a range of resources, including answers to commonly asked questions, a gambling behavior self assessment, information about treatment and the National Problem Gambling Helpline (1-800-GAMBLER) to help connect you with local resources.

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About the National Problem Gambling Helpline

National Problem Gambling Helpline (1-800-GAMBLER) is operated by the National Council on Problem Gambling. The helpline serves as a one-stop hub connecting people looking for assistance with a gambling problem to local resources. This network includes 27 contact centers, each covering all 50 states and U.S. territories.

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Problem Gambling Self Assessment

A simple ten-question quiz designed to shed light on your gambling habits. Answer each question honestly by choosing ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to understand if it’s time to consider changes or seek support for your behavior.

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Help by State

Looking for local support? Our team has compiled this list of state-by-state resources as a starting point for anyone who’s impacted by problem gambling. No matter what you need, our interactive map will guide you in the right direction.

FAQs: What Is Problem Gambling?

Many people have misconceptions about problem gambling. If you’re hoping to learn more about problem gambling — what it is, who’s at risk, how it develops, and more — this list of FAQs is the right place to begin.

Problem Gambling Treatment

Finding the right treatment program involves careful consideration of such things as the setting, length of care, philosophical approach and your or your loved one’s needs. We encourage you to thoroughly investigate your options.

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