Alabama is one of only five US states that does not have its own state lottery. However, there are three large casinos in-state, and track betting is prevalent. Around 2.2% of Alabama adults are estimated to have a gambling problem, according to the National Council on Problem Gambling. This is a low percentage compared to the US average of around 6% but still represents almost 100,000 Alabama residents with gambling issues.
Furthermore, state funding for gambling addiction help is extremely low in Alabama. It’s around a penny per capita, which is $0.22 less per capita than the national average. Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Yellowhammer State. It’s an issue nationwide. Fortunately, there’s help available to you, at no cost. Let us help you stop problem gambling today.
Gambling Addiction Hotline
This free and anonymous helpline is available 24/7 for anyone in the US to call and receive counseling and resources on problem gambling. Call 844-779-2637 to be connected with a specialist, or click here to visit the hotline’s website which offers more information and multiple external links.
The Alabama Council on Compulsive Gambling (ACCG) exists to help state residents with problem gambling of any kind. Call 334-277-5100 today to reach the department for more information and resources. You can also visit the ACCG website by clicking here.
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has existed to help problem gamblers for fifty years now. It offers a 24/7 helpline for anyone suffering from gambling addiction. Call or text 1-800-522-4700 to reach a specialist, or click here to visit the website which offers a chat feature.