Per a Washington State University study performed in 2019, the rate of problem gambling in Washington is much higher than the national average. More than 200,000 individual residents are estimated to have gambling-related issues. Making matters worse, state funding for gambling help is significantly lower (10 cents per capita) than the national average (37 cents per capita).
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Evergreen 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 Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling exists to help residents with any and all gambling-related issues. Call 800-547-6133 anytime to reach a specialist for free and confidential info and support. You can also visit the ECPG website, which has further resources, by clicking here.
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.