Although Kentucky has relatively strict gambling laws, there are still 11 casinos in-state, with more than 5,000 gaming machines total between them. The KY state legislature estimates that of all Kentuckians who gamble, around 12.3% have a gambling addiction. Furthermore, KY consistently has a lower budget dedicated to gambling addiction help than the national average.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Bluegrass 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 KY Council on Problem Gambling exists to help residents who struggle with gambling addictions. Call 800-426-2537 for the main gambling helpline, or click here to visit the KYCPG website, which offers specific hotlines for the greater Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati areas.
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.