Utah is one of only five US states that does not have its own state lottery. In fact, gambling is a class B misdemeanor in Utah, and there are no in-state casinos. Still, around 2.2% of Utah adults are estimated to have a gambling problem, according to the National Council on Problem Gambling. This is a low percentage compared to the US average of around 6% but still represents almost 47,000 Utah residents with gambling issues.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Beehive State. It’s an issue nationwide. 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 counseling 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.
Salt Lake City G.A.
Because of the illegality of gambling in Utah, the state does not have a government-sponsored helpline for problem gambling. However, Salt Lake City does have a chapter of Gamblers Anonymous (G.A.) which can be reached by calling 909-931-9056. You can also click here to visit the Salt Lake City G.A. website, which offers a meeting locator and more.
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.