A Full List of Problem Gambling Helpline Phone Numbers by State for Sports Bettors

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At the end of most sports betting ads, there is some sped-up audio about the numbers you can call for help with problem gambling. Unfortunately, they’re read too fast to actually get the number into your phone in most cases.

So we compiled a list of all the problem gambling hotlines available in each state.

The 1-800-522-4700 is a helpline for the National Council on Problem Gambling, but many states offer their own version of a gambling hotline more tailored to bettors in their areas. If your state is not listed or you cannot reach your local helpline, call the national number and they will assist you.

Some states do share problem gambling helplines — 1-800-GAMBLER is New Jersey’s, but seven other states also use it.

Most helplines are available 24/7.

Here is a full list of problem gambling hotlines by state for states with online betting, plus numbers or websites to chat with someone via text if it’s available in that state.

State Phone Number Text/Website
Arizona 1-800-NEXT-STEP NEXTSTEP to 53342
Arkansas 1-800-522-4700 N/A
Colorado 1-800-522-4700 Link
Connecticut 1-888-789-7777 N/A
Delaware 888-850-8888 302-438-8888
Illinois 1-800-GAMBLER ILGAMB to 833234
Indiana 1-800-GAMBLER INGAMB to 53342
Iowa 1-800-BETS-OFF Link
Kansas 1-800-522-4700 Link
Louisiana 1-877-770-STOP 1-877-770-STOP
Maryland 1-800-GAMBLER Link
Massachusetts 800-327-5050 Link
Michigan 1-800-270-7117 N/A
Mississippi 1-888-777-9696 N/A
Nevada 1-800-522-4700 N/A
New Jersey 1-800-GAMBLER N/A
New Hampshire 603-724-1605 N/A
New York 877-8-HOPENY HOPENY
Ohio 800.589.9966 N/A
Ontario 1-866-531-2600 CONNEX to 247247
Oregon 1-877-695-4648 503-713-6000
Pennsylvania 1-800-GAMBLER Link
Puerto Rico 1-800-981-0023 N/A
Tennessee 800-889-9789 800-889-9789
Virginia 1-800-GAMBLER Link
Washington DC 1-800-522-4700 Link
Washington 1-800-547-6133 N/A
West Virginia 1-800-GAMBLER 1800Gambler.net
Wyoming 1-800-522-4700 1-800-522-4700


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