Gambling Addiction Hotlines

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Sol Fayerman-Hansen
Sol Fayerman-Hansen
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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2024, 7:29 AM

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The following guide provides a comprehensive directory of resources and support services available for individuals struggling with problem gambling across the United States. This list is organized state-by-state, offering contact information for various national and local organizations dedicated to offering help and guidance. Whether you are seeking telephone hotlines, websites for more information, or local support groups like Gamblers Anonymous, this directory aims to connect individuals with the necessary resources to address problem gambling. Each entry includes the name of the organization, contact details such as phone numbers, text message services, websites, and physical addresses when applicable. This resource is designed to be a starting point for individuals and families affected by gambling, ensuring easy access to support and treatment options within their state or nationwide.

National Problem Gambling Resources

National Council on Problem Gambling

NCPG Website

National Problem Gambling Helpline

NCGP Helpline
1-800-GAMBLER
Chat

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous Website
Call +1(909) 931-9056

State-by-State Resources

Alabama

Alabama Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.

Alaska

Alaska Division of Public Assistance (DPA)

Arizona

Arizona Problem Gambling Helpline

Arizona Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.

Arkansas

Arkansas Problem Gambling Council

0

California

California Council on Problem Gambling

1

2

Colorado

Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado

3

4

Connecticut

Connecticut Problem Gambling Helpline

5

Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling

6

7

Delaware

Delaware Problem Gambling Helpline

8

Delaware Council on Gambling Problems

9

0

Florida

Florida Problem Gambling Helpline

1

2

3

Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling

4

5

Georgia

Problem Gambling Help in Georgia

6

7

Hawaii

Gambling Addiction Hotline

8

NCPG Hotline for Hawaii

9

Idaho

NCPG Hotline

0

Illinois

Illinois Council on Problem Gambling

1

2

Indiana

Indiana Problem Gambling Helpline

3

Indiana Council on Problem Gambling

4

5

Iowa

Your Life Iowa

6

7

Kansas

Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling

8

9

Kentucky

Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling

0

1

Louisiana

Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling

2

3

Maine

Maine Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.

4

5

Maryland

Maryland Council on Problem Gambling

6

7

Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

8

9

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Problem Gambling Helpline

0

1

Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health

2

3

Michigan

Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline

4

5

Minnesota

Minnesota Problem Gambling Helpline

6

7

Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling

8

9

Mississippi

Mississippi Problem Gambling Helpline

0

1

Missouri

Missouri's Problem Gambling Helpline

2

Montana

Montana Problem Gambling Helpline

3

4

Montana Council on Problem Gambling

5

Nebraska

Nebraska Problem Gambling Helpline

6

7

Nebraska Council on Problem Gambling

8

Nevada

Nevada Council on Problem Gambling

9

0

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Problem Gambling Helpline

1

2

New Jersey

Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey

3

4

New Mexico

New Mexico Problem Gambling Helpline

5

New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling

6

7

Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico

8

New York

New York Problem Gambling Helpline

9

0

New York Council on Problem Gambling

1

North Carolina

North Carolina Council on Problem Gambling

2

3

North Dakota

Gambler ND

4

5

Ohio

Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline

6

7

The Problem Gambling Network of Ohio

8

9

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Association on Problem Gambling and Gaming

0

1

Oregon

Oregon Problem Gambling Helpline

2

3

Oregon Council on Problem Gambling

4

5

Pennsylvania

Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.

6

7

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Problem Gambling Helpline

8

Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling

9

00

South Dakota

South Dakota Council on Problem Gambling

01

02

Tennessee

Tennessee Redline

03

04

Texas

Gamblers Anonymous

05

Texas Lottery Commission Responsible Gaming

06

07

Utah

Gamblers Anonymous Salt Lake City Chapter

08

Vermont

Vermont Lottery Office Contact for Problem Gambling

09

Virginia

Virginia Problem Gambling Helpline

10

Virginia Council on Problem Gambling

11

12

Washington State

Washington Problem Gambling Helpline

13

14

Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

15

16

West Virginia

Compulsive Gambling Treatment Fund, administered by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).

17

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Problem Gambling Helpline

18

19

Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling

20

Wyoming

Wyoming Council on Problem Gambling

22

23

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Meet Our Authors

Paruyr Shahbazyan began his business career in 2000 as a private entrepreneur. Over thirteen years, he developed a deep understanding for business and leadership, laying a solid foundation for his professional journey.

In 2013, Paruyr stepped into the sports and betting industry as the founder and president of Bookmaker Rating. This online mass media platform, which he led until 2020, focused on providing in-depth analysis and insights in sports betting, earning a reputation for its quality content. 

Continuing his innovative approach in 2022, Paruyr co-founded Azuro, a decentralized betting protocol. This venture showcases his dedication to integrating advanced technology in the evolving landscape of sports betting. Through these diverse experiences, Paruyr has continuously influenced and shaped the betting industry, driving new trends and setting high standards.

 ExperienceYear
Engaged in private entrepreneurship2000-2013
Founder and President at Bookmaker Rating, an online platform focused on sports and betting2013-2020
Co-founder at Azuro, a decentralized betting protocol2022

"Innovation in sportsbetting comes from a deep understanding of both technology and the human element of sports." 

- Paruyr Shahbazyan, Founder, RG

 

Principles and Ethics

Paruyr Shahbazyan's core beliefs lie in the power of informed decision-making and integrity in the betting industry. He understands that the foundation of successful betting is not just about odds and predictions, but also about the trust and reliability of the information provided. Paruyr advocates for a betting environment where transparency and knowledge are paramount, ensuring that bettors are well-equipped with accurate data and insights.

Strategic Vision

Paruyr's vision is to revolutionize the sports betting industry through the integration of technology. He sees the future of betting as a blend of traditional sports knowledge with innovative tech solutions, like decentralized protocols, to enhance user experience and fairness. His aim is to create platforms that are not only user-friendly but also uphold the highest standards of ethical betting, contributing to a more responsible and enjoyable betting culture.

Future Perspectives

Looking towards the future, Paruyr envisions a betting landscape that is more inclusive, technologically advanced, and globally connected. He anticipates a significant shift towards more decentralized and transparent betting systems, driven by blockchain technology. Paruyr is committed to being at the forefront of this change, continuously exploring new possibilities and innovations that can redefine what it means to engage in sports betting in a digital world. His focus is on building systems that prioritize user empowerment, fairness, and the global growth of the sports betting community.

 

Sol Fayerman-Hansen
Sol Fayerman-Hansen
Editor-in-Chief

Sol's interest in sports was sparked at a young age, inspired by athletes such as Barry Sanders, Michael Jordan, and Wayne Gretzky. This early fascination evolved into a deep-seated passion, guiding him toward a career in sports journalism in 2007. Over the years, Sol has contributed thousands of articles and reviews to dozens of online platforms, sharing his research, knowledge, and perspectives.

“In the world of sports betting, truth is more valuable than any bonus offer.”

ExperienceYear
Content Manager, OnlineCasinoReports2012-2021
Sports Journalist, Dottraffic2009-2011
Content Writer, HouseTech2007-2009
Cristina Varela Galan
Cristina Varela Galan
Problem Gambling Expert

Cristina used to work as a Psychology Assistant in the Bizkaia Pathological and Risky Gamblers Association. She was also part of a research team in Deusto University, specializing in pathological gambling area. While working there, she managed to develop her own project 

 “Exploring the association between emotional regulation, alexithymia, stressful life events and gambling in adolescent and young adult women”.

Nick Ashbourne
Nick Ashbourne
Senior Writer

Nick has been fascinated with sports since he was first taken to a Toronto Maple Leafs game back in 1998, and he's written about them professionally since 2014.

Nick has covered baseball and hockey for outlets like The Athletic, Sportsnet, and Yahoo Sports, and his sports betting expertise has grown since its legalization in Ontario in 2022. 

Between 2022 and 2023 he worked for a betting startup called NorthStar Bets, and in 2024 he contributed to Oddspedia before joining the Responsible Gambling team.

Anna Kravtcova
Anna Kravtcova
Problem Gambling Expert

Ph.D. in organizational psychology, an internationally certified psychologist (EuroPsy 2022, Cognitive behavioural therapy of mindfulness 2020, International Society for Emotional Intelligence 2017, Russian Psychological society 2014, American Psychological Association(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologist) 2011), speaker of many international conferences (USA, Brazil, Portugal, Czech Republic, Russia, etc.). TEDx speaker.

Mike made the decision to dive headfirst into the booming world of sports betting fresh out of college. Back in the day, when 1-800 pick lines and sports pagers were all the rage, he couldn't resist the allure, having grown up idolizing sports legends like Sweetness, MJ, and Slammin Sammy. Mike dedicated his early years to the industry, tirelessly analyzing games, writing articles with free picks, and selling his expertise on reputable handicapping sites. Unlike many others, Mike was known for his integrity and only released one Game of the Year per sport, per season. His hard work and unwavering commitment paid off, earning him a devoted following and propelling his career to new heights. Then came the explosion of Daily Fantasy Sports. Believe it or not, companies like DraftKings and FanDuel used to pay Mike's company to increase their brand exposure. Now, those same industry giants don't even bother responding to his emails. While Mike appreciates the convenience of being able to place legal bets in his own backyard, he can't help but feel disheartened by what has become of the industry. People are being led astray, falsely believing that a mere $5 wager on a 20-team same-game-parlay will be their ticket to financial security. If there’s one thing Mike learned from making book back in the day, it’s that parlays are a bookie’s best friend. A bankroll is the only leg you have to stand on in the battle with the books, and Mike’s here to offer up advice on how to protect it.

Mark Medina
Mark Medina
NBA Reporter

Mark Medina is a longtime NBA reporter that includes stints as a Lakers blogger with The Los Angeles Times (2010-12), Lakers beat writer with the Los Angeles Daily News (2012-17), Warriors beat writer with Bay Area News Group (2017-19) as well as an NBA reporter/columnist for USA Today (2019-21) and NBA.com (2021-23). Medina is also an NBA insider with Fox Sports Radio and frequent contributor to CBSLA's SportsCentralLA with Jim Hill and with Spectrum Sportsnet.

Daria Tuboltseva
Daria Tuboltseva
Hockey Journalist

Daria went to St. Petersburg State University and earned a bachelor of international journalism. Working as a sports journalist from 2014, from 2016 as a hockey journalist. Covered 5 World Championships, 2022 Winter Olympics, 2020 World Juniors, 6 Gagarin Cup Finals. 

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Integrative nutritionist specializing on sports nutritionology.