On average, 1-2% of Americans suffer from problem gambling. In Kansas, the rate is almost 3% which represents more than 61,000 residents with gambling addictions. Furthermore, the per capita spending on gambling addiction help in Kansas is about 20% lower than the national average, per the National Council on Problem Gambling.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Sunflower 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.
Kansas Responsible Gaming Alliance (KRGA)
Sponsored by the state’s Department for Aging and Disability Services, the KRGA exists to help residents with gambling addiction and/or gambling-related issues. Click here to visit the website, which is loaded with resources and external links. The KRGA does not have a hotline, but Kansas residents can self-exclude from casinos by calling 785-296-5800.
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.