Problem, Compulsive & Responsible gambling

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U.S. Federal
National Center for Responsible Gambling
Based in Kansas City, Missouri the NCRG was founded in 1996 to help individuals and families affected by gambling disorders. It was the first national organization exclusively devoted to funding scientific research on pathological and youth gambling.
National Problem Gambling Awareness Week
Promoted at participating casinos across the U.S. from the 6th to 12th March 2006. A range of materials are available for companies wishing to help with the annual campaign.
National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)
Helpline: 1-800 522-4700
A non-profit health agency with 32 state chapters whose mission is to disseminate information about problem and pathological (compulsive) gambling and to promote the development of services for those afflicted with the disorder.
Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators
Formed in October of 2000 and supports the development of services that will reduce the impact of problem gambling. APGSA members are administrators of public funds dedicated to the provision of problem gambling services.
Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders
Family Research Council

U.S. State
Arizona Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.
Helpline: 1-800-777-7207
To provide awareness to all of the citizens of the State of Arizona regarding the social and economic impact of compulsive Gambling. 
Arizona Office of Problem Gambling
Helpline: 1-800-NEXT STEP (1-800-639-8783)
California Council on Problem Gambling
Helpline: 1-800-GAMBLER or 1-800-522-4700
A state-wide, non-profit organization made up of individuals from the clinical, academic and research disciplines as well as recovering compulsive gamblers, their families, and other interested parties.
California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs - Office of Problem Gambling
Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling
Helpline: 1-800-346-6238
A private, not-for-profit organization affiliated with the National Council on Problem Gambling. The Council's mission is to reduce the prevalence and impact of problem and pathological (compulsive) gambling on individuals, families, and society.
Delaware Council on Gambling Problems
Helpline: 1-888-850-8888
Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling
Helpline: 1-888-236-4848    1-888-ADMIT-IT
A non-profit organization and affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling. The FCCG was established and incorporated in 1988 and started operation of a toll-free referral helpline in June 1992.
Iowa Gambling Treatment Programme
Helpline: 1-800-BETS OFF  1-800-522-4700
Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling
Helpline: 1-877-770-STOP
A non-profit organization dedicated to advocating and/or providing cost-effective, quality assistance for all individuals in the State of Louisiana who  may be affected by gambling problems.
Massachusetts Council on Problem Gambling
Helpline: 1-800-426-1234
A non-profit health agency with information for people seeking help with information about gambling related problems. Helpline services.
Minnesota Institute of Public Health - Gambling Related Issues
Links provided by the Minnesota Institute of Public Health. Includes "Beyond the Odds", their quarterly newsletter on problem and compulsive gambling.
Minnesota Problem Gambling Helpline
Helpline: 1-800-333-HOPE
The Mississippi Council for Problem and Compulsive Gambling
Helpline: 1-888-777-9696
A non-profit corporation and is the Mississippi affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling.
Montana Council on Problem Gambling
Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc.
Providing prevention, education and referral services to anyone affected by compulsive gambling, and community outreach programs.
Nevada Council on Problem Gambling
Helpline: 1-800-522-4700
Nevada - Problem Gambling Center
Las Vegas & Reno.
Oregon Gambling Addiction Treatment Foundation
An affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling.
Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania
Helpline: 1-877-565-2112
Reno - Problem Gambling Center
Helpline: (775) 284-5335
South Dakota Council on Problem Gambling
Helpline: 1-888-781-HELP (4357)
Texas Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling
Helpline: 1-800-522-4700
Washington State Council on Problem Gambling
Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling
Helpline: 1-800-547-6133
Established in 1991 as a private, nonprofit organization under the name Washington State Council on Problem Gambling.
Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling
Helpline: 1-800-GAMBLE-5  1-800-426-2535 

U.S. Courses & Education
Institute for Problem Gambling
The Institute for Problem Gambling is a nonprofit organization based in Connecticut.
Resources, books and sources for further research. Problem gambling links - US
Know the Odds
Education to prevent the harmful effects of problem gambling. Curriculum materials for schools and colleges and free downloadable exercises by schools.
Chinese American Problem Gambling
Provides information about the Chinese Community Problem Gambling Project in San Francisco, California. Also, provides a problem gambling self-assessment in both Chinese and English.
Female Gamblers
Contains articles by women gamblers in recovery.
Senior Problem Gambling
North American Training Institute
The North American Training Institute is a Minnesota based non profit corporation which provides an accredited responsible gaming training program both online and available in a multi-media format.
Arnie & Sheila Wexler Associates
Compulsive gambling and related addictions. Training, consultation, responsible gaming Programs and treatment services. Arnie Wexler is a certified compulsive gambling counselor (CCGC), and was the Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey for eight years.

Gamblers Anonymous - Edmonton/Northern Alberta
Gamblers Anonymous of Southern Alberta
Information about GA in Southern Alberta featuring meeting lists, literature, clean time calculator and much more to help the compulsive gambler seek recovery.
British Columbia Partnership for Responsible Gambling
Montreal Gazette Special feature - Video Lottery Terminals
Research and a look at the addictive nature of the machines that are located in bars and clubs throughout the province.

Responsible Gambling Council (Ontario)
Established in 1983, the Responsible Gambling Council (Ontario) is a non-profit organization that helps individuals and communities address gambling in a healthy and responsible way through information, research and prevention.
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse also provides academic and government reports on problem gambling in Canada.
Canada Safety Council - Gambling information
Nova Scotia Office of Health Promotion - Problem Gambling website
Helpline services for problem gamblers in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Responsible Gambling Awareness Week
An annual event sponsored by Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation.
Campaign designed by the Responsible Gambling Council and presented by the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation.
Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre
Government agency under the control of the Ontario Ministry of Health.
The Demographics of Ontario Gaming Revenue - OLG Responsible Gaming Program.
Youth Gambling
International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University in Quebec, Canada.
Journal of Gambling Issues
Publication from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario.
Niagara Multilingual Prevention/Education Problem Gambling Program. Problem gambling information in 11 languages.

Australia & Tasmania

Gamblers Anonymous Australia
Helpline: (02) 9628 5065
Gambling Help Online
Helpline: 1 800 858 858.
Gambling Research Australia
"A government initiative formed to investigate problem gambling through research at a national level."
Australian Gaming Council (AGC)
Established in 2000 by the gaming, betting & lottery industries to promote gambling education and responsible gambling measures.
NSW - Responsible Gambling Fund
Helpline: 1 800 858 858
Gambling Help NSW
G-Line (NSW)
St. Vincent's Hospital Gambling Treatment Program
Helpline: 1 800 633 635
Queensland Responsible Gambling
An intiative of the Queensland Government to promote responsible gambling.
Helpline: 1 800 858 858.
Northern Rivers Gambling Service
A counseling service for problem gamblers and their families. Situated in Northern New South Wales, Australia.
Duty of Care
An independedent non-profit consumer protection association representing gaming machine consumers and their families. Organised the International Pokies Impact Conference in Adelaide in November 2005.


Gambling Support Bureau
Tasmanian Gambling Prevalence Study 2005

New Zealand
Ministery of Health - Problem Gambling
Under the Gambling Act of 2003 the Ministry of Health is responsible for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling in New Zealand.
Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand
Helpline: 0800 664 262 or 0800 NO GAMBLE.
Established in response to the growing need for crisis intervention and treatment for those affected by problem gambling. The inaugural Chairman was the late Dr Fraser McDonald who was instrumental in the establishment of Gamblers Anonymous in New Zealand.
New Zealand Gambling Problem Helpline
Helpline: 0800 654 655.
& National Responsible Gambling Programme. Helpline services for problem gamblers in New Zealand. 
Auckland University of Technology - Gambling Research Centre
Health Sponsorship Council
Helpline: 0

Rodin Foundation &
Belgian organisation on research and prevention of addictive behaviours. Also active
in field of responsible gambling programs.
Responsible Gaming Day
The first event organised by the European Betting & Gaming Association took place at the European Parliament on 17th April, 2008.

Gamblers Anonymous in The Netherlands
AGOG (Anonieme Gokkers Omgeving Gokkers). Gamblers Anonymous started in 1957 in the United States. In 1981 the first Gamblers Anonymous group started in the Netherlands.
Jellinek Institute
Specialising in Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling addictions.
Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4)
Based in the Netherlands the Global Gambling Guidance Group, aims to minimise the impact of problem gambling by promoting a worldwide accreditation programme. In February 2005 the Group signed up eCOGRA and its member Internet casinos to the programme.

Jogo Responsável

Anonyma Spelberoende/Gamblers Anonymous - Sweden

Swiss Casinos Social Advisory Board (in German)

United Kingdom & Ireland
Gamblers Anonymous -  UK
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.
Gamblers Anonymous -  Nottingham
Gamblers Anonymous - Scotland
Gamblers Anonymous - Ireland
Gam-Anon UK & Ireland
Helpline: 08700 50 88 80
Gam-Anon is a fellowship of men and women who are husbands, wives, relatives or close friends who have been affected by a gambling problem.
Helpline: 0845 6000 133
GamCare is the national centre for information, advice and practical help in relation to the social impact of gambling in the U.K. National 
GamCare Trade Services
Offers compliance, training and consultancy services to the gambling industry.
Gordon Moody Association
Formerly Gordon House. Residential center named after the Rev. Gordon Moody who pioneered the recognition of problem gambling in the U.K.
"The online safety net for gamblers worldwide"
A service for the clients of online gambling organisations. GamAid is normally reached from a button placed on a casino or sportsbooks website.
Gambling Therapy and Distance Therapy
A website and problem gambling service provided by the therapists at the Gordon House Association
Responsible Gambling Solutions
Established in 2003 by former GamCare director Paul Bellringer OBE.
The GREaT Foundation
Formerly known as the Responsibility in Gambling Trust and established as a charity in 2002. The Foundation is Britain’s largest funding body responsible for tackling problem gambling through the funding of research, education and treatment.
- Responsible Gambling Fund
- Responsible Gambling Strategy Board
Sporting Chance Charity & Clinic
Formed in September 2000 by the former Arsenal and England captain, Tony Adams MBE.
Count me Out
Gambling self exclusion programme.

Singapore National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)
Helpline: 1-800-6668-668
Established 31st August 2005.
2nd Asian Pacific Problem Gambling and Addictions Conference
Held 22 to 24 May 2008 at the Hong Kong Royal Plaza Hotel.

National Responsible Gambling Programme
Helpline: 0800 006 008
The National Responsible Gambling Programme was founded in June 2006 and reports to the SA Responsible Gambling Trust.

Gamblers Anonymous
The important 20 questions that the organization encourages gamblers to ask themselves.
Gamblers Anonymous
Anonyme Spieler
German language version of gamblers anonymous.

Gambling & Casino Opposition Groups
Stop Predatory Gambling
Washington based not-for-profit organisation founded in 2008. Formerly known as the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling
Connecticut Alliance Against Casino Expansion
Founded in October 2002 by "Without Reservation" author Jeff Benedict. The original aim being to stop the proliferation of casinos in Connecticut and raise awareness of the negative socioeconomic impacts of gambling.
Citizens against casino gambling in Erie County
Opposing the Seneca Nation's plan to purchase the former DL&W Railroad Terminal in Buffalo New York.
Don't Gamble our Future
Group opposed to the establishment of casinos in Sullivan County, New York (Catskill Mountains region).
Orange County Coalition Against Legalized Gambling
Established in 2003 and opposed to casino development in the town of French Lick, Indiana.
Florida - No Casinos
Kentucky Citizens Against Gambling Expansion
NOcasiNO Maryland
Opposing the legalization of casinos and slots in Maryland since 1995.
Casino Free Mass
Group formed in October 2007 to campaign against the establishment of casinos is Massachusetts.
United to Stop Slots in Massachusetts
Casino Free PA
A statewide coalition of groups and individuals opposing casino gambling in Philadelphia
Casino Free Philadelphia
"Casino-Free Philadelphia’s mission is simple: stop casinos from coming to Philadelphia and close any that open."
West Warwick Citizens Against The Casino
Group opposed to the construction of a Harrah's casino in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
New York
Don't Gamble Our Future
Coalition Against Gambling in New York
No Casino Gettysburg
Group opposing the building of a casino a mile or so from the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Reno, Nevada - Citizens Against Casinos in Neighborhoods
California - Communities United to Stop Urban Casinos
Opposition to Graton Rancheria's Rohnert Park casino.
Campaign for the elimination of VLT's in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Campaign Against Super-Casino Expansion
Established by Liberal Democrat Councillor Steven Bate in April 2006 to enable individuals to sign a national campaign against vegas-style gambling being introduced to Britain.
People Power
Victoria, Australia based political organisation seeking to rid Victoria of Pokie machines when the State's contract with Tabcorp & Tattersalls expires in 2012.

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