The state of Florida is home to 77 casinos. That’s ten more casinos than there are counties. Furthermore, there is a current plan for in-state casino expansion, particularly Las Vegas Sands, the world’s largest casino company. Already more than 230,000 FL residents suffer from problem gambling. Imagine the number if the casinos expand?
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Sunshine 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 Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling exists to support residents with gambling issues, offering support and resources. Call 888-236-4848 anytime, or click here to visit the website which offers even more information.
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.