Problem Play Resource Contacts
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Problem Play Resources

If you or someone you know has a play problem and/or trouble controlling participation in paid-entry contests, please utilize the following resources:

· The National Council on Problem Gaming (NCPG) operates a 24-hour confidential toll-free helpline that you can reach by phone or text at 1-800-426-2537 or chat at ncpgambling.org/chat;

· Gamtalk is a moderated online peer forum and supportive community helping people with compulsive gaming issues share their experiences and ideas;

· Help Guide offers additional information on compulsive gaming, including signs and symptoms and self-help tips; and

· BetBlocker is a free tool that helps people control their gambling. You can install it on multiple devices and block access to a host of gambling/gaming sites.

State-Specific Problem Play Resources

· Alaska: Problem Gambling / Call: 800-GAMBLER / Text: SUPPORT to 53342

· Arkansas: Problem Gambling / Call: 800-GAMBLER / Text: SUPPORT to 53342

· Arizona: Arizona Department of Gaming: Problem Gambling / Call: 800-NEXT-STEP / Text: NEXT-STEP to 53342

· California: California Council on Problem Gambling and/or Office of Problem Gambling / Call: 800-GAMBLER / Text: SUPPORT to 53342 / Chat: 800GAMBLER.chat

· Colorado: Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado / Call or Text: 800-522-4700

· Florida: Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling / Call or Text: 888-236-4848

· Georgia: Georgia Council on Problem Gambling / Call: 800-715-4225

· Illinois: Illinois Gambling Helpline / Call: 800-GAMBLER / Text: SUPPORT to 53342

· Indiana: Indiana Council on Problem Gambling / Call: 800-994-8448 or 866-699-4274 / Text: INGAMB to 53342

· Kansas: Problem Gambling / Call: 800-GAMBLER / Text: SUPPORT to 53342

· Kentucky: Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling / Call: 800-GAMBLER / Text: SUPPORT to 53342

· Maryland: The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling / Call or Text: 800-426-2537

· Massachusetts: Office of Problem Gambling Services / Call: 617-624-5012 or 1-800-327-5050

· Minnesota: Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling / Call: 800-4673 / Text: HOPE To 53342

· Nebraska: Nebraska Commission on Problem Gambling / Call or Text: 833-238-6837

· New Jersey: Problem Gambling / Call 800-GAMBLER

· New York: New York Problem Gambling / Call: 800-GAMBLER / Text: SUPPORT to 53342

· North Carolina: North Carolina Problem Gambling / Call: 877-718-5543

· North Dakota: Problem Gambling / Call: 800-GAMBLER / Text: SUPPORT to 53342

· Oklahoma: Oklahoma Association on Problem Gambling & Gaming / Call: 800-GAMBLER / Text: SUPPORT to 53342

· Oregon: Oregon Problem Gambling Resource / Call: 877-MY-LIMIT / Text: 503-713-6000

· Rhode Island: Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling / Call: 877-9GAMBLE

· South Carolina: South Carolina Gambling Addiction Services / Call: 877-452-5155

· Tennessee: Problem Gambling Programs / Call or Text: 800-889-9789

· Texas: Problem Gambling / Call: 800-GAMBLER / Text: SUPPORT to 53342

· Utah: Problem Gambling / Call: 800-GAMBLER / Text: SUPPORT to 53342

· Vermont: Vermont's Problem Gambling Resource Center / Call: 802-488-6000 (Howard Center)

· Virginia: Virginia Council on Problem Gambling / Call: 888-532-3500

· Washington DC: Problem Gambling / Call: 800-GAMBLER / Text: 800GAM

· West Virginia: West Virginia Responsible Gaming / Call: 800-426-2537

· Wisconsin: Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling / Call: 800-426-2535 / Text: 850-888-4673

· Wyoming: Wyoming Council on Problem Gambling / Call or Text: 800-522-4700

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