Gambling Problems?

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If you or anyone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER.

For most people, visiting a casino is fun. They try their luck, wager responsibly, have a good time and understand that gambling is a form of entertainment. They enjoy the excitement of the casino, fine dining, shows and other amenities found in casino hotels.

For some people, however, gambling isn’t fun. Problem gambling includes what is sometimes referred to as compulsive gambling and pathological gambling: the condition where people are, to some degree, addicted to gambling. While the results of a gambling addiction can be devastating, help is available for those who need it.

Problem Gambling Quiz : DO I HAVE A GAMBLING PROBLEM?

Gamblers Anonymous has prepared this list of 20 questions designed to help people determine whether they are compulsive gamblers.

  1. Do you lose time from work or school due to gambling?
  2. Does gambling make your home life unhappy?
  3. Does gambling affect your reputation?
  4. Do you ever feel remorse after gambling?
  5. Do you ever gamble to get money to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
  6. Does gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
  7. After losing, do you feel you must gamble as soon as possible and win back your losses?
  8. After a win, do you have a strong urge to return and win more?
  9. Do you often gamble until your last dollar is gone?
  10. Do you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
  11. Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
  12. Are you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?
  13. Does gambling make you careless about the welfare of yourself or your family?
  14. Do you ever gamble longer than you planned?
  15. Do you gamble to escape worry or trouble?
  16. Do you ever commit or consider committing an illegal act to finance gambling?
  17. Does gambling cause you to have difficulty sleeping?
  18. Do arguments, disappointments, or frustrations create an urge to gamble?
  19. Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune with a few hours of gambling?
  20. Do you ever consider self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?

*Source: Gamblers Anonymous

Compulsive gamblers usually answer “yes” to at least seven of these questions. If you think you have a gambling problem, you may want to contact either the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey or Gamblers Anonymous.

Recommendations for responsible gamblers

  1. Gambling is supposed to be entertaining.
  2. Online gambling should not be considered as an easy way of making money.
  3. Don’t bet money you can’t afford losing – set a budget and stick to it.
  4. Limit the amount of time you play online.
  5. Check and limit your online wins and losses.
  6. Consider self-exclusion or a cooling-off period.
  7. If you feel like you have a problem with online gambling, contact one of the resources below.

National Problem Gambling Helpline
Call: 1-800-522-4700
Text: 1-800-522-4700

Self Help Resources:

  • Gamblers Anonymous(
    This is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
  • Gam-Anon(
    This self-help organization is for the spouses, family or close friends of compulsive gamblers.
  • GamTalk (
    This is a 24/7 moderated online peer support forum.
Here’s additional help in your state:

Alabama Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.
4210 Lomac Street
Montgomery, AL 36106
Tel: 334.277.5100
Fax: 334.277.8381
Email: [email protected]

Arizona Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.
9001 E. Palmer Drive
Chandler, AZ 85248
Tel: 480.802.4945
Fax: 480.802.4945
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 800.777.7207

California Council on Problem Gambling
41690 Ivy Street, Suite A7
Murrieta, CA 92562
Tel: 714-765-5804
Fax: 951-266-0072
Email: [email protected]
Website: or
Helpline: 1-800-GAMBLER

Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado
P.O. Box 260435
Lakewood, CO  80226
Tel: 1-800-522-4700
Fax: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 1-800-522-4700

Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling
100 Great Meadow Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Tel: 959.230.4034
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 888.789.7777

Delaware Council on Gambling Problems
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 303
Wilmington, DE 19801-1677
Tel: 302.655.3261
Fax: 302.984.2269
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 888.850.8888
Text: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm, 302.438.8888
Chat: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm,

Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling
P.O. Box 2309
Sanford, FL 32772
Tel: 407.865.6200
Fax: 407.865.6103
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 888-ADMIT-IT (236-4848)
Text: 321-978-0555 (24/7)
Live Chat:  (24/7)

Georgia Council on Problem Gambling
2801 Buford Highway NE Suite 550-B
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tel: 404.985.6785
Fax: 404.631.6395
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 1-800-522-4700

Illinois Council on Problem Gambling
217 Winston Ave
Bartonville, IL 61607
Tel: 217.652.9611
Fax: N/A
Helpline: 800.522.4700

Indiana Council on Problem Gambling
3935 N. Meridian St.
Suite B-1
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Tel: 317.632.1364
Fax: 317.632.1434
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 800.994.8448 or 866.699.4274

Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling
2209 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66611-1908
Tel: 785.224.3503
Fax: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 1.800.522.4700
Facebook: Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling
Twitter:  @KSCoalitionPG

Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling
P.O. Box 4595
Frankfort, KY 40604-4595
Tel: 502.223.1823
Fax: 502.227.8082
Email: [email protected]
Website: and
Helpline: 800.426.2537

Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling
1325 Barksdale Blvd Ste 219
Bossier City, LA 71111
Tel: 318.227.0883
Fax: 318.221.0005
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 877.770.7867

297 Mayall Road
Gray, ME 04039
Tel: 207.520.0293
Email: [email protected]

Maryland Council on Problem Gambling
Address: 4400 Wentworth Rd Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
Tel: 443-691-2531
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 1-800-522-4700
Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling
at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
Helpline: 1-800-Gambler (1-800-426-2537)
Waterloo Crossing
5900 Waterloo Road, Suite 200
Columbia, MD 20145

Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
991 Providence Highway
Suite 200
Norwood, MA 02062
Tel: 617.426.4554
Fax: 617.426.4555
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 800.426.1234

Michigan Association on Problem Gambling
1128 Wethersfield Dr. S
Portage, MI 49002
Tel: 517.672.6904
Fax: 734.720.9525
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 1-800-270-7117
Contact: Michael Burke

Minnesota – Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance
1935 West County Road B2, #420
Roseville, MN 55113
Tel: 612.424.8595
Fax: 651.636.6757
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 800.333.HOPE (4673)

Mississippi Council on Problem & Compulsive Gambling
141 Executive Drive, Suite 4
Madison, MS 39110
Tel: 601.853.8351
Fax: 601.853.8355
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 888.777.9696

Montana Council on Problem Gambling
PO Box 606
Helena, MT 59624-0606
Tel: 406.438.1276
Fax: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 888.900.9979

Nebraska Council on Compulsive Gambling
2218 Wayne Street
Bellevue, NE 68005
Tel: 402.699.6810
Fax: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 833-BETOVER (238-6837)

Nevada Council on Problem Gambling
5552 S. Fort Apache Rd., Ste. 100
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Tel: 702.369.9740
Fax: 702.369.9765
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 800.522.4700

New Jersey – Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
3635 Quakerbridge Rd., Suite 7
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Tel: 609.588.5515
Fax: 609.588.5665
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 1.800.GAMBLER (246.2537)


New Jersey Self-Exclusion Program

If you or someone you know decides that they have a problem or have become a compulsive gambler, the New Jersey Casino Control Commission has a self-exclusion program that allows problem gamblers to exclude themselves from casino gaming activities in New Jersey for one year, for five years or for life.

To apply for the self-exclusion program, an individual must submit an application in person to the New Jersey Casino Control Commission at Tennessee Ave. and the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, or to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement at 140 E. Front St. in Trenton. More information on problem gambling and the self-exclusion process is available at the New Jersey Casino Control Commission website,, or by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.

New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling
P.O. Box 10127
Albuquerque, NM 87184-0127
Tel: 505.897.1000
Fax: 505.897.1115
Helpline: 800.572.1142

Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico
Helpline: 888.696.2440

New York Council on Problem Gambling
100 Great Oaks Blvd., Suite 126
Albany, NY 12203
Tel: 518.867.4084
Fax: 518.867.4087
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 877.846.7369

North Carolina Council on Problem Gambling
PO Box 36573
Greensboro, NC 27416
Tel: 336.370.6952 / 336.681.8516
Fax: 336.632.0385
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 1.800.522.4700

The Problem Gambling Network of Ohio
43 W Campus View Blvd
Columbus, OH 43235
Tel: 614.750.9899
Fax: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 1.800.589.9966

Oklahoma Assoc. on Problem & Compulsive Gambling
501 E. Alameda, Ste E.,
Norman, OK 73071
Tel: 405.801.3329
Fax: 405.801.3330
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 1-800-522-4700

Oregon Council on Problem Gambling
P.O. Box 304
Wilsonville, OR 97070-0304
Tel: 503.685.6100 ext. 101
Fax: 503.783.0665
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 1-877-695-4648

Pennsylvania – Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania
12 East Butler Avenue, Suite 220
Ambler, PA 19002
Tel: 215.643.4542
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 800.848.1880

Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling
1425 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Tel: 401.354.2877
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 877.942.6253

Virginia Council on Problem Gambling
730 E. Broad Street rm 3080
Richmond, VA 23298
Tel: 804.827.0921
Fax: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 1.800.522-4700

Washington State – Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling
1821 Fourth Avenue East
Olympia, WA 98506
Tel: 360.352.6133
Fax: 360.352.4133
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 800.547.6133

Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling
1585 Allouez Ave
Green Bay, WI 54311-6268
Tel: 920.437.8888
Fax: 920.437.8995
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 800.426.2535

Wyoming Council on Problem Gambling
PO Box 307
Beulah, WY 82712-0307
Tel: 307.217.9107
Fax: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Helpline: 1-800-522-4700

If you or anyone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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