The state of Georgia has some of the strictest gambling laws nationwide. In fact, there isn’t a single casino within state borders. There is, however, the Emerald Princess cruise ship, which picks people up and sails them out to sea in order to gamble outside of the state. The National Council on Problem Gambling estimates around 110,000 Georgia residents suffer from gambling-related issues.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Peach 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.
GA Lottery Official Helpline
The Georgia Council on Problem Gambling, together with the state’s lottery program, offers a free 24/7 helpline for residents who suffer from gambling issues. Call 800-715-4225 to be connected with a specialist, or visit the website by clicking here. Please note this hotline is strictly for gambling addiction help.
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.