Now that CT residents can bet on sports and gamble in online casinos, the state’s own Council on Problem Gambling “…says it doesn’t have the support it needs to prevent gambling addiction…” according to Connecticut Public. “The council reports that calls, texts, and chats for its problem gambling helpline have quadrupled since the expansion of gambling in Connecticut on Sept. 30, with a 96% increase year over year in December 2021 compared with December 2020.”
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Constitution 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 aforementioned Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling exists to reduce gambling-related harm and provide free support. Call 888-789-7777 anytime to be connected with a specialist, or click here to visit the website which is loaded with resources.
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.