Per an in-state survey in 2020, about 4.3% of New Yorker adults suffer from problematic gambling. While the percentage may not be overwhelming, it represents more than 600,000 individuals suffering from gambling-related issues. Furthermore, of the states that allow legal sports betting, NY is the most densely populated.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Empire 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.
Sponsored by the New York OASAS (Office of Addiction Services and Supports), the HOPEline exists for residents to receive free and confidential support for problem gambling. Call anytime at 877-846-7369 or text “HOPENY” to 467369 to be connected with a specialist who will provide help in any way possible. Also, click here to visit the OASAS website, which is loaded with resources and external links.
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.