The Scenario
How would you advise anyone who may suspect they (or someone close to them) may have a gambling problem?
Sam Savings Sam

Savings Sam
"From online resources to support groups, there is so much information out there. I once referred an old friend when she accumulated a mountain of debt from gambling of all kinds."
Bonnie Balanced Bonnie

Balanced Bonnie
"Sometimes I wonder about my friend Louise. She takes every opportunity to gamble. I know she is lonely."
Ian Impulsive Ian

Impulsive Ian
"I will admit some friends and family members have made comments about my financial management (or lack thereof) in the past. I understand that there is a problem gambiling helpline. I may call at some point."

Gambling Help Center

CT Council on Problem Gambling Live Chat

CT Council on Problem GamblingCT Problem Gambling Helpline at:
24 hrs, confidential. Interpreters are available for non-English speaking and hearing impaired.


Monday-Friday, 5 p.m. - 12 midnight
Saturday & Sunday, 12 noon - 12 midnight

Chat specialists have expertise in problem gambling.

Emotional support & referrals for problem gamblers and others impacted by gambler's behavior.

Chats are confidential and can be anonymous.

When chat is not available, call the CT Problem Gambling Helpline at:


Questions? Visit the CCPG chat FAQ Page

Bettor Choice Programs

Bettor Choice Programs are gambling-specific treatment programs funded by the State of Connecticut. Services are offered at more than 16 locations in Connecticut through community agencies. Most programs offer a variety of outpatient services including: individual, group, and budget counseling for both problem gamblers and family members, psychiatric evaluation for both gamblers and family members, and couples and family counseling.

You can speak with a gambling counselor or find the nearest Bettor Choice Program by dialing 860.344.2244 or toll-free at 866.440.4375. You can also call one of the programs listed here. When you call, make sure to specify that you are looking for help and information about problem gambling.

CT Problem Gambling Services
At CT Problem Gambling Services, we seek to protect vulnerable groups from gambling-related harm and work to foster and promote personal and social responsibility in all populations. Learn More...

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