Last autumn, in its first two months of legal in-state sports betting, Arizona generated $777 million worth of combined wagers. That placed the state 7th among the 24 that have legal sports betting. This January alone totaled well over half a billion dollars. Currently, Arizona is among the states with lowest rates of problem gambling. There is genuine concern that legal sports betting will change this for the much-worse.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Copper State. It’s an issue nationwide. Nine out of ten Americans have gambled at least once, and 6 out of 10 Americans gamble at least once a year. Around 6% of us report having gambling issues, and around 1% of us report a severe gambling addiction. One percent of the American population is over 3.3 million people. 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 guidance 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 hotline provides support for all forms of addiction and/or crisis. Call today.
The Arizona Council on Compulsive Gambling (AZCCG) offers a confidential support line for any type of problem gambling. Call 800-777-7207 to be connected with a professional who can provide support and resources to help you or a loved one stop gambling. Visit the AZCCG 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.