According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, there are nearly 60,000 Wisconsin residents who suffer from problematic and/or compulsive gambling issues. Making matters worse, the state ranks far below the national average of 37 cents per capita spent on problem gambling, coming in at only 7 cents per capita.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Badger 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 Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling exists to help residents with any and all gambling-related issues. Call and reach a specialist anytime, free and confidentially, at 800-426-2535 or by texting “Help” to 850-888-4673. You can also visit the WCPG website, which offers more info and 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.