Problem Gambling Resources

24-HOUR CONFIDENTIAL HELPLINE: Call or Text 1-800-522-4700

What is Problem Gambling?

Problem gambling is gambling behavior that causes disruptions in any major area of life: psychological, physical, social or vocational. The term "Problem Gambling" includes, but is not limited to, the condition known as "Pathological", or "Compulsive" Gambling, a progressive addiction characterized by increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, "chasing" losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences.

Available Help

For more help with a gambling problem, or for more information, you are encouraged to contact one or more of these resources:

The Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado

24/7 Confidential Problem Gambling Hotline: Call or Text 1-800-522-4700

The Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado (PGCC) is the local affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling, Inc. The mission of PGCC is to increase awareness, advocate treatment and promote research and education on problem gambling.

The Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado (PGCC), in partnership with the Colorado Gaming Association, offers a voluntary self-exclusion program. This program allows persons to be removed from casino marketing lists, cancel slot club memberships, and cancel any check-cashing privileges at casinos in Colorado. If you would like to self-exclude from Colorado casinos, you may download a self-exclusion form from the PGCC website.

For more information, contact the Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado at 303-662-0772, or visit the PGCC website to learn more about the Self Exclusion Program.

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Gamblers Anonymous

GA Hotline: 1-855-2-CALLGA (1-855-222-5542)

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) has many established groups in Colorado, with meeting locations in at least these cities: Arvada, Aurora, Cortez, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs, Lakewood, Littleton, and Longmont.

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Gam-Anon

Gam-Anon is a help and support group for family members of those with gambling problems.

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National Council on Problem Gambling

NCPG is the national advocate for programs and services to assist people, families and communities affected by problem gambling.

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Gamtalk

A supportive online community helping people with gambling issues share their experiences and ideas. Joining is free and completely anonymous. Read inspirational stories about recovery and chat live with others.

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Debtors Anonymous

DA offers hope for people whose use of unsecured debt causes problems and suffering in their lives and the lives of others.

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Debt-Anon Family Groups

Debt-Anon is a group of people who share their experiences, strengths, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from the effects of compulsive debting.

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