The National Council on Problem Gambling operates the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network (1-800-522-4700). The network is a single national access point to local resources for those seeking help for a gambling problem. The network consists of 28 call centers which provide resources and referrals for all 50 states, Canada and the US Virgin Islands. Help is available 24/7 and is 100% confidential.
The National Problem Gambling Helpline Network also includes text and chat services. These features enable those who are gambling online or on their mobile phone to access help the same way they play. One call, text, or chat will get you to problem gambling help anywhere in the U.S. 24/7/365.
Below are state helpline text/chat numbers. Hyperlinked items with take you directly to their contact page:
Arizona: Text NEXTSTEP to 53342
California: Text SUPPORT to 53342
Connecticut: Text CTGAMB to 53342
Illinois: Text ILGAMB to 53342
Indiana: Text INGAMB to 53342
Minnesota: Text HOPE to 53342
Mississippi: Text to MSGAMB 53342
North Carolina: Text MORETHANAGAMENC 53342
Help is also available via an online peer support forum at www.gamtalk.org.