Problem Gambling

March is Problem gambling Awareness Month.

Gambling Addiction or Problem Gambling is known as the “hidden addiction” because there are no visible signs but the effects of problem gambling are apparent. Gambling addiction can tear apart families, deteriorate relationships, and end careers.

Anyone who gambles has the potential to develop an addiction. For some individuals and groups, that potential (or risk) is greater. If you or someone you love are concerned about a gambling addiction, you are not alone. Know your options. Call the HOPEline to talk to someone today, or visit Western Problem Gambling Resource Center for a complete list of treatment options and availability near you.

You’re not alone.

New York State gambling addiction services can help. For help call the Western Problem Gambling Resource Center at 1-716-833-4274 or call the New York HOPEline at 1-877-8HOPENY (1-877-846-7369)                       or text HOPENY (467369). 

Help is available statewide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Adult Resources


National Council on Problem Gambling

New York Council on Problem Gambling

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Problem Gambling Brochures

Western New York Problem Gambling Resource Center

Youth Resources

International Centre for Youth Problem Gambling and High-Risk Behaviors

Media Smarts

Prevention Lane

The Dangers of Youth Gambling Addiction

You(th) Decide