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National Problem Gambling Helpline


The National Council on Problem Gambling operates the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network (1-800-522-4700). The network is a single national access point to local resources for those seeking help for a gambling problem. The network consists of 28 call centers which provide resources and referrals for all 50 states, Canada and the US Virgin Islands. Help is available 24/7 and is 100 percent confidential.

In March 2015, NCPG added text and chat services to the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network. These features enable those who are gambling online or on their mobile phone to access help the same way they play. By adding text and chat alongside the existing voice network, NCPG expands accessibility and increase privacy for users. Text and chat are integrated into our existing distributed network of state and regional call centers that cover the entire country. One call, text or chat gets you to problem gambling help anywhere in the U.S. 24/7/365. The next generation of gambling help and hope has come to NCPG!

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