Public Awareness Resources

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) Toolkit

Tailored to make participation in Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) easy and extend the impact of the grassroots movement, this toolkit is intended as a guide to help promote PGAM in your community.

About Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a nationwide grassroots campaign, held annually in March, that seeks to increase public awareness of problem gambling and promote prevention, treatment, and recovery services.

Problem Gambling Fact Sheet

This fact sheet on the basics of problem gambling can new audiences gain a better understanding of what problem gambling is, its impact, and how to find support.

PGAM Press Release Template

A template help to spread the word about Problem Gambling Awareness Month and encourage partner organizations, government agencies, and the media to participate in raising awareness about problem gambling in your community.

Getting an Official PGAM Proclamation

A template to help facilitate the request of a proclamation from your elected officials acknowledging March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month.  A proclamation is a public or official announcement with the goal to raise awareness.

PGAM Brand Assets

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PGAM Social Media Shareables


March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

Learn more about this hidden addiction at [OR LOCAL LINK]. #PGAM2024


During Problem Gambling Awareness Month, [ORGANIZATION] works to increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of support.  
Learn more about local problem gambling resources and support at [LOCAL LINK]. #PGAM2024


March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Join the conversation, raise awareness, and let’s support those affected by problem gambling.

Learn more at [OR LOCAL LINK]. #PGAM2024


Every Story Matters. This Problem Gambling Awareness Month, share your story and help raise awareness about problem gambling. #PGAM2024

Problem gambling doesn’t discriminate – it can affect anyone, regardless of economic status, social background, cultural identity, or education level.

For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER, text 800GAM, or visit [OR LOCAL HELPLINE]. #PGAM2024


Language matters, and small shifts can make a big impact! This Problem Gambling Awareness Month, let’s combat stigmatizing language by putting the person first and the disease second. #PGAM2024


Knowledge is power! Learn the signs of problem gambling and be a source of support for those in need.

 If you or someone you know may have a gambling problem, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline, which offers hope and help without stigma or shame. Call 1-800-GAMBLER, text 800GAM, or visit [OR LOCAL HELPLINE]. #PGAM2024


Gambling Disorder Screening Day is an international event that supports and encourages providers to screen their clients for Gambling Disorder.

Find out how to participate this year on Tuesday, March 12: #PGAM2024


How widespread is problem gambling in the U.S.?
2.5 million U.S. adults (1%) are estimated to meet the criteria for a severe gambling problem in a given year. Another 5-8 million (2-3%) would be considered to have mild or moderate gambling problems; in other words, they do not meet the full diagnostic criteria for gambling disorder but meet one or more of the criteria and are experiencing problems due to their gambling behavior. #PGAM2024


Gambling disorder is a recognized mental health condition, and treatment is available. Your awareness may help a loved one with a gambling problem seek the necessary help.

Visit [OR LOCAL RESOURCES WEBSITE] for treatment and resources near you. #PGAM2024


Problem gambling can affect anyone. Let’s spread the word this month and share resources to help those struggling.

 If you or someone you know may have a gambling problem, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline, which offers hope and help without stigma or shame. Call 1-800-GAMBLER, text 800GAM, or visit [OR LOCAL HELPLINE]. #PGAM2024


As many as 56,000 active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces meet the criteria for gambling disorder. Yet, due to the stigmas associated with the disorder, less than ten percent seek help.

Risk factors for gambling addiction include individuals who are male, young, high risk taking, substance use, high stress, depression and PTSD–all issues known to be more likely among military personnel. #PGAM2024


Children and teens face a higher risk of developing gambling problems, and early exposure to gambling increases the likelihood of a gambling addiction later in life. Let’s prioritize education and awareness to protect our youth. #PGAM2024


What is the national social cost of problem gambling?

NCPG estimates that the annual national social cost of problem gambling is $14 billion.  These costs include gambling-related criminal justice and healthcare spending as well as job loss, bankruptcy, and other consequences. #PGAM2024


Despite the prevalence of gambling addiction in the United States, no federal agency is tasked with addressing it, and no federal funds are designated for treatment or research.

The Gambling addiction Recovery, Investment, and Treatment (GRIT) Act would set aside half of the federal sports excise tax revenue to fund programs for gambling addiction prevention, treatment and research. Learn more at #PGAM2024


For resources to help overcome a gambling problem, reach out to 1-800-GAMBLER anytime. It’s free, friendly, and 100% confidential.

Call: 1-800-GAMBLER
Text: 800GAM


The National Problem Gambling Helpline offers support, hope, and resources for change. 1-800-GAMBLER is completely free and 100% anonymous. Available 24/7.

Call: 1-800-GAMBLER
Text: 800GAM


No one succeeds alone. Call, text, or chat the National Problem Gambling Helpline to be connected with a friendly professional who can share practical resources.

Call: 1-800-GAMBLER
Text: 800GAM