Everyone knows about Las Vegas, and it’s really no wonder Nevada is the most gambling-addicted state, according to a recent study done by Evolution Finance. The study used 20 metrics to assign each state a score out of 100. The metrics included (but were not limited to) gambling service revenues, individual gambling losses, number of residents reporting problem gambling, and number of residents receiving treatment for gambling addiction.
Nevada received a score of 67.16 and was one of only two states (South Dakota) to receive a score above sixty.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Silver State. It’s an issue nationwide. Nine out of ten Americans have gambled at least once, and 6 out of 10 gambled 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 Nevada Council on Problem Gambling exists to “generate awareness, promote education and advocate for quality treatment and support resources for problem gambling in Nevada,” per the website. Visit to access a wealth of resources and information. The Nevada CPG does not have its own hotline and defers to the NCPG (see below).
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.