Gambling Addiction Hotlines

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Sol Fayerman-Hansen
Sol Fayerman-Hansen
Editor-in-Chief
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Paruyr Shahbazyan
Founder
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.

Website
Call +1(334) 277-5100

Alaska

Alaska Division of Public Assistance (DPA)

Website
Call +1 (800) 478-7778

Arizona

Arizona Problem Gambling Helpline

Website
Call +1 800 398-7837

Arizona Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.

Website
Call +1 800 777-7207

Arkansas

Arkansas Problem Gambling Council

Website
Call +1 (501) 403-2321

California

California Council on Problem Gambling

Website
Call +1 (714) 765-5804

Colorado

Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado

Website
Call +1 (303) 662-0772

Connecticut

Connecticut Problem Gambling Helpline

Call +1 888 789-7777

Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling

Website
Call +1 (959) 230-4034

Delaware

Delaware Problem Gambling Helpline

Call +1 888 850-8888

Delaware Council on Gambling Problems

Website
Call +1 (302) 655-3261

Florida

Florida Problem Gambling Helpline

Call +1 888 236-4848
Chat
Email

Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling

Website
Call +1 (888) 236-4848

Georgia

Problem Gambling Help in Georgia

Website
Email

Hawaii

Gambling Addiction Hotline

Call +1 (844) 779-2637

NCPG Hotline for Hawaii

Call +1 800 522-4700

Idaho

NCPG Hotline

Website

Illinois

Illinois Council on Problem Gambling

Call +1 (833) 937-4274
Call +1 800 994-8448

Indiana

Indiana Problem Gambling Helpline

Website

Indiana Council on Problem Gambling

Call +1 (317) 632-1364
Website

Iowa

Your Life Iowa

Call +1 (855) 581-8111
Website

Kansas

Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling

Call +1 (785) 266-8666
Website

Kentucky

Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling

Call +1 (502) 223-1823
Website

Louisiana

Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling

Call +1 (318) 227-0883
Website

Maine

Maine Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.

Call +1 (207) 520-0293
Website

Maryland

Maryland Council on Problem Gambling

Call +1 (443) 292-2809
Website

Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

Call +1 (667) 214-2120
Website

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Problem Gambling Helpline

Call +1 800 327-5050
Website

Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health

Call +1 (617) 426-4554
Website

Michigan

Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline

Call +1 800 270-7117
Website

Minnesota

Minnesota Problem Gambling Helpline

Call +1 800 333-4673
Website

Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling

Call +1 (612) 424-8595
Website

Mississippi

Mississippi Problem Gambling Helpline

Call +1 888 777-9696
Call +1 888 238-7633

Missouri

Missouri's Problem Gambling Helpline

Website

Montana

Montana Problem Gambling Helpline

Call +1 888 900-9979
Call +1 (406) 438-1276

Montana Council on Problem Gambling

Website

Nebraska

Nebraska Problem Gambling Helpline

Call +1 (833) 238-6837
Call +1 (402) 890-0504

Nebraska Council on Problem Gambling

Website

Nevada

Nevada Council on Problem Gambling

Call +1 (702) 369-9740
Website

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Problem Gambling Helpline

Call +1 (603) 724-1605
Website

New Jersey

Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey

Call +1 (609) 588-5515
Call +1 888 696-2440

New Mexico

New Mexico Problem Gambling Helpline

Website

New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling

Call +1 (505) 897-1000
Website

Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico

Website

New York

New York Problem Gambling Helpline

Call +1 (877) 846-7369
Call +1 (518) 867-4084

New York Council on Problem Gambling

Website

North Carolina

North Carolina Council on Problem Gambling

Call +1 (336) 370-6952
Website

North Dakota

Gambler ND

Call +1 (877) 702-7848
Website

Ohio

Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline

Call +1 800 589-9966
Website

The Problem Gambling Network of Ohio

Call +1 (614) 750-9899
Website

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Association on Problem Gambling and Gaming

Call +1 (405) 801-3329
Website

Oregon

Oregon Problem Gambling Helpline

Call +1 (877) 695-4648
Website

Oregon Council on Problem Gambling

Call +1 (971) 361-9333
Website

Pennsylvania

Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.

Call +1 (215) 643-4542
Call +1 (401) 499-2472

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Problem Gambling Helpline

Website

Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling

Call +1 (401) 354-2877
Website

South Dakota

South Dakota Council on Problem Gambling

Call +1 888 781-4357
Website

Tennessee

Tennessee Redline

Call +1 800 889-9789
Website

Texas

Gamblers Anonymous

Website

Texas Lottery Commission Responsible Gaming

Call +1 800 375-6886
Website

Utah

Gamblers Anonymous Salt Lake City Chapter

Website

Vermont

Vermont Lottery Office Contact for Problem Gambling

Call +1 (802) 479-5686

Virginia

Virginia Problem Gambling Helpline

Call +1 888 532-3500

Virginia Council on Problem Gambling

Website
Call +1 (804) 827-0921

Washington State

Washington Problem Gambling Helpline

Website
Call +1 800 547-6133

Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

Website
Call +1 (360) 352-6133

West Virginia

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

Website

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Problem Gambling Helpline

Website
Call +1 800 426-2535

Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling

Call +1 (920) 437-8888

Wyoming

Wyoming Council on Problem Gambling

Call +1 (307) 620-2655
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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.