Now that you can see a problem gambling issue exists, what can you do? In New Jersey, the Council on Compulsive Gambling and Division of Gaming Enforcement work together to offer a self-exclusion program for assistance. The program is offered for online and land-based gaming. The nonprofit offers statewide help for problem gambling needs. The entity can provide education, outreach services, training, counseling, and treatment.
A free consultation is offered by calling 1-800-GAMBLER or contacting officials at www.800.gambler.org. Players can also utilize text support via the 1-800 number or visit the website for live chat assistance. For treatment, the group offers resources for state-funded options as well as private treatment support.
Players can sign up for self-exclusion at a casino in Atlantic City or visit the New Jersey Racing Commission to fill out a self-exclusion application. Players can exclude for one year, five years, or a lifetime.
Online gaming self-exclusion can be completed via this link:
On a national level, players have access to the National Center for Responsible Gaming. This organization offers research materials including short articles and videos that provide insight into responsible gambling behaviors.
The National Council on Problem Gambling is another resource. This group provides links and resources for players in New Jersey and other states. Self-screening tools can be used to identify problem gambling behaviors and seek appropriate assistance.
Gambling Anonymous is yet another option, offering support for players in need. The national hotline and New Jersey group can be reached via telephone at 1-855-222-5542. The website of the organization provides support group meeting information for Gamblers Anonymous including directions to local meetings.
Use the resources below to find support for yourself or loved ones struggling with a problem gambling issue. We have provided telephone numbers and website addresses to help you get started.