Help With Problem Gambling
If you feel like you may have a gambling problem, there are many places you can reach out to for help. Don't forget, the majority of casinos both online and off also offer self-exclusion programs, in which you can effectively bar yourself from playing for a certain amount of time or even permanently.
Stay safe, and never gamble more than you can afford to lose.
For The USA:
National Problem Gambling Helpline
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.
Text and chat services are also available for those seeking help. For more information please visit https://www.ncpgambling.org.
For The UK:
Established in 1997, GamCare is an independent UK charity which provides information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling across England, Scotland and Wales. They can be reached through the National Gambling HelpLine on Freephone 0808 8020 133 or via web chat through their website, as well as treatment centers in the aforementioned countries.
For help and or more information, please visit their web site for more information at https://www.gamcare.org.uk.
Additional help sites associated with the NGH include:
Responsible Gambling Council
The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is a respected, independent non-profit organization. We have been a leader in the prevention of problem gambling in Canada and globally for more than 35 years.
For help and or more information, please visit their web site for more information at https://www.responsiblegambling.org/.
For Other Countries:
Most countries, states, provinces or regions have some form of help available for those with problem gambling issues. If you're outside of the help areas listed above, try using your favorite search engine, check the phone book or other directory services for 'gambling help', 'problem gambling' and similar terms along with your general location.