Alaska is one of only five US states that does not have its own state lottery. Furthermore, no major casinos exist, although there are tribal gaming operations. Around 2.2% of Alaska 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 15,000 Alaska residents with gambling issues.
Additionally, legislation is already underway for Alaska to legalize sports betting. This could drive the number of Alaskans with gambling issues even higher. Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Last Frontier. 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 state’s Division of Public Assistance provides resources and information on a broad range of topics, including problem gambling. Call 800-478-7778 seven days a week, from 8AM to 5PM to reach the DPA directly, or visit the 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.