If gambling is creating problems for you and your family, there is Help and Hope.
CALL. TEXT. CHAT. Take the first step and connect with Washington’s 24/7 confidential problem gambling Helpline across multiple devices, such as phones, tablets, or computers. A trained Helpline Specialist will always answer the phone to speak with you in person. Call or text the 24-hour Helpline 1-800-547-6133 to get started, or click here to chat with a Helpline specialist.
Know when to get help
It can be easy to mistake Problem Gambling for other issues. Does someone you know struggle with depression and talk frequently about gambling? Do you know someone who has a job but always seems short of cash and desperate to borrow money? There are many signs and symptoms of gambling problems. Knowing what they are may help you to ask the right questions and encourage a loved one or friend to seek help.
Help is available
Gambling causes problems for many individuals and loved ones across the country and here in Washington. Programs and services are available for those struggling, their family members, friends, and even employers to address the harm that may result from gambling-related problems. Counseling by a psychologist or counselor certified in gambling treatment is recommended (WSCGC or ICGC certification in Washington State).