Problem & Compulsive Gambling Resources

For help or information, call:

(800) 522-4700
24-Hour Confidential National Helpline
National Council on Problem Gambling

(214) 890-0005 
Dallas Hotline
Gamblers Anonymous
(888) 442-7105
Houston Hotline
Gamblers Anonymous

Internet Resources

National Council on Problem Gambling - The National Council administers several nationwide programs, including a 24-hour confidential helpline and a gambling-specific certification program for treatment professionals.  It also sponsors conferences, supports research, distributes literature and works with other organizations involved in problem gambling issues.

Gamblers Anonymous - A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.  Gamblers Anonymous has information regarding problem gambling and a directory of group meetings.

Gam-Anon - The self-help organization for the spouses, family members or close friends of compulsive gamblers.  This site contains problem gambling information and literature as well as a meetings directory.

National Gambling Impact Study Commission Final Report – 1999 report on the impact of gambling in the United States.

Pathological Gambling: A Critical Review – 1999 report commissioned by the National Research Council and published by the National Academies Press.

National Center for Responsible Gaming – This organization funds research to identify risk factors for gambling disorders and to determine methods for treating and preventing the disorder.  The site contains links to a number of resources.

Texas Lottery – The Texas Lottery designs its games to provide entertainment and we encourage our customers to play responsibly. "Integrity and Responsibility" is a core value of the Texas Lottery Commission and that includes educating consumers about playing lottery games responsibly. For some people gambling can become a problem. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, we want to make you aware of the helpful resources online. Play Responsibly.

Last updated October 27, 2016