Currently, per the National Council on Problem Gambling, the state of Virginia is home to nearly 145,000 individuals who suffer from problem gambling. Three years ago, the state became one of the last to legalize casino gambling. In 2020 sports betting became legal in-state. Without a doubt, problem gambling rates will rise because of these legal decisions.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in Old Dominion. 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 Virginia Council on Problem Gambling exists to help residents with any and all gambling-related issues. Call their free helpline at 888-532-3500 to be connected with a specialist, or you can click here to visit the VCPG website, which offers more info and resources.
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.