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U.S. Federal
National Center for Responsible Gambling
www.ncrg.org
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 
www.npgaw.org
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)
www.ncpgambling.org
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
www.apgsa.org
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
www.hms.harvard.edu/doa/institute
Family Research Council
www.frc.org

 
 
U.S. State
Arizona Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.
www.azccg.org
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
www.problemgambling.az.gov
Helpline: 1-800-NEXT STEP (1-800-639-8783)
California Council on Problem Gambling
www.calproblemgambling.org
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
www.adp.ca.gov/opg
www.problemgambling.ca.gov
Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling
www.ccpg.org
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
www.dcgp.org
Helpline: 1-888-850-8888
Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling
www.gamblinghelp.org
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
www.1800betsoff.org
Helpline: 1-800-BETS OFF  1-800-522-4700
Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling
www.laprobgam.org
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
www.masscompulsivegambling.org
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
www.miph.org/gambling/index.html
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
www.msgambler.org
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
www.mtcpgambling.com
Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc.
www.800gambler.org
Providing prevention, education and referral services to anyone affected by compulsive gambling, and community outreach programs.
Nevada Council on Problem Gambling
www.nevadacouncil.org
Helpline: 1-800-522-4700
Nevada - Problem Gambling Center 
www.gamblingproblems.com
Las Vegas & Reno.
Oregon Gambling Addiction Treatment Foundation
www.gamblingaddiction.org
An affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling.
Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania
www.pacouncil.com
Helpline: 1-877-565-2112
Reno - Problem Gambling Center
www.gamblingproblems.com
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
www.evergreencpg.org
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
www.wi-problemgamblers.org
Helpline: 1-800-GAMBLE-5  1-800-426-2535 

 
 
U.S. Courses & Education
Institute for Problem Gambling
www.gamblingproblem.org
The Institute for Problem Gambling is a nonprofit organization based in Connecticut.
ProblemGambling.com
www.problemgambling.com
Resources, books and sources for further research. Problem gambling links - US
Know the Odds
www.knowodds.org
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
www.nicoschc.com
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
www.femalegamblers.org
Contains articles by women gamblers in recovery.
Senior Problem Gambling
www.seniorproblemgambling.org
North American Training Institute
www.nati.org
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.
Wannabet.org
www.wannabet.org
Arnie & Sheila Wexler Associates
www.aswexler.com
1-888-LAST-BET
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.
 

 
 
Canada
Gamblers Anonymous - Edmonton/Northern Alberta
www.edmontonga.com
Gamblers Anonymous of Southern Alberta 
www.albertaga.net
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
www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca
Montreal Gazette Special feature - Video Lottery Terminals
www.canada.com/montreal/specials/vlts
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)
www.responsiblegambling.org
www.rgco.org
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
www.ccsa.ca/gambgen.htm
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse also provides academic and government reports on problem gambling in Canada.
Canada Safety Council - Gambling information
www.safety-council.org/info/community/gambling.html
Nova Scotia Office of Health Promotion - Problem Gambling website
www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/gambling/
Helpline services for problem gamblers in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Responsible Gambling Awareness Week
www.responsiblegamblingns.ca
An annual event sponsored by Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation.
Friends4Friends
www.friends4friends.ns.ca
Campaign designed by the Responsible Gambling Council and presented by the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation.
Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre
www.gamblingresearch.org
Government agency under the control of the Ontario Ministry of Health.
The Demographics of Ontario Gaming Revenue
KnowYourLimit.ca
www.KnowYourLimit.ca - OLG Responsible Gaming Program.
Youth Gambling
www.education.mcgill.ca/gambling
International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University in Quebec, Canada.
Journal of Gambling Issues
www.camh.net/egambling
Publication from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario.
Gamb-ling
www.gamb-ling.com/flash/index.html
Niagara Multilingual Prevention/Education Problem Gambling Program. Problem gambling information in 11 languages.

 
 
Australia & Tasmania

Australia
Gamblers Anonymous Australia
www.gamblersanonymous.org.au
www.gansw.org.au
Helpline: (02) 9628 5065
Gambling Help Online
www.gamblinghelponline.org.au
Helpline: 1 800 858 858.
Gambling Research Australia
www.gamblingresearch.org.au
"A government initiative formed to investigate problem gambling through research at a national level."
Australian Gaming Council (AGC)
www.austgamingcouncil.org.au
Established in 2000 by the gaming, betting & lottery industries to promote gambling education and responsible gambling measures.
NSW - Responsible Gambling Fund
www.gamblinghangover.nsw.gov.au
www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au
gamblinghelp.
Helpline: 1 800 858 858
Gambling Help NSW
G-Line (NSW)
wwwsvh.stvincents.com.au/gambling/gambling.htm
St. Vincent's Hospital Gambling Treatment Program
Helpline: 1 800 633 635
Queensland Responsible Gambling
www.responsiblegambling.qld.gov.au
An intiative of the Queensland Government to promote responsible gambling.
Helpline: 1 800 858 858.
Northern Rivers Gambling Service
www.nrgs.org.au
A counseling service for problem gamblers and their families. Situated in Northern New South Wales, Australia.
Duty of Care
www.dutyofcare.com.au
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.

Tasmania

Gambling Support Bureau
www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/agency/pro/gambling
Tasmanian Gambling Prevalence Study 2005
www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/agency/pro/gambling/fact-sheets.php
 

 
 
New Zealand
Ministery of Health - Problem Gambling
www.moh.govt.nz/problemgambling
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
www.problem-gambling.info
www.cgs.co.nz
www.pgfnz.co.nz
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
www.gamblingproblem.co.nz
Helpline: 0800 654 655.
& National Responsible Gambling Programme. Helpline services for problem gamblers in New Zealand. 
Auckland University of Technology - Gambling Research Centre
www.aut.ac.nz/research/research_institutes/niphmhr/gambling_research_centre/
www.aut.ac.nz
Health Sponsorship Council
www.hsc.org.nz/problem-gambling.html
www.ourproblem.org.nz
Helpline: 0

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

 
 
Holland
Gamblers Anonymous in The Netherlands
www.agog.nl
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
www.jellinek.nl
Specialising in Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling addictions.
Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4)
www.gx4.com
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.

 
 
Portugal
Jogo Responsável
www.jogoresponsavel.pt

 
 
Sweden
Anonyma Spelberoende/Gamblers Anonymous - Sweden
www.ga-sverige.se

 
 
Switzerland
Swiss Casinos Social Advisory Board (in German)
www.spielprobleme.ch

 
 
United Kingdom & Ireland
Gamblers Anonymous -  UK
www.gamblersanonymous.org.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
www.nottm-ga.org.uk
Gamblers Anonymous - Scotland
www.gascotland.org
Gamblers Anonymous - Ireland
www.gamblersanonymous.ie
Gam-Anon UK & Ireland
www.gamanon.org.uk
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.
GamCare
www.gamcare.org.uk
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
GamCare Trade Services
www.gamcaretradeservices.com
Offers compliance, training and consultancy services to the gambling industry.
Gordon Moody Association
www.gordonmoody.org.uk
Formerly Gordon House. Residential center named after the Rev. Gordon Moody who pioneered the recognition of problem gambling in the U.K.
GamAid
www.gamaid.com
"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
www.gamblingtherapy.org
A website and problem gambling service provided by the therapists at the Gordon House Association
Responsible Gambling Solutions
www.responsiblegambling.co.uk
Established in 2003 by former GamCare director Paul Bellringer OBE.
The GREaT Foundation
www.thegreatfoundation.org.uk
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
www.sportingchancecharity.com
Formed in September 2000 by the former Arsenal and England captain, Tony Adams MBE.
Count me Out
www.countmeout.org.uk
Gambling self exclusion programme.

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

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

 
 
 
Worldwide
Gamblers Anonymous
www.gamblersanonymous.org
The important 20 questions that the organization encourages gamblers to ask themselves.
Gamblers Anonymous
Anonyme Spieler
www.anonyme-spieler.org
German language version of gamblers anonymous.

 
 
Gambling & Casino Opposition Groups
Stop Predatory Gambling
www.spgfoundation.org
www.stoppredatorygambling.org
Washington based not-for-profit organisation founded in 2008. Formerly known as the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling
www.ncalg.org
Connecticut Alliance Against Casino Expansion
www.connecticutalliance.org
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
www.nocasinoerie.org
Opposing the Seneca Nation's plan to purchase the former DL&W Railroad Terminal in Buffalo New York.
Don't Gamble our Future
www.dontgambleourfuture.org
Group opposed to the establishment of casinos in Sullivan County, New York (Catskill Mountains region).
Orange County Coalition Against Legalized Gambling
www.no-casino.org
Established in 2003 and opposed to casino development in the town of French Lick, Indiana.
Florida - No Casinos
www.nocasinosfl.com
Kentucky Citizens Against Gambling Expansion
www.kycage.org
NOcasiNO Maryland
www.nocasinomaryland.org
Opposing the legalization of casinos and slots in Maryland since 1995.
Casino Free Mass
www.casinofreemass.org
Group formed in October 2007 to campaign against the establishment of casinos is Massachusetts.
United to Stop Slots in Massachusetts
www.uss-mass.org
www.youtube.com/profile?user=United2stopslots
Casino Free PA
www.casinofreepa.org
A statewide coalition of groups and individuals opposing casino gambling in Philadelphia
Casino Free Philadelphia
www.casinofreephila.org
"Casino-Free Philadelphia’s mission is simple: stop casinos from coming to Philadelphia and close any that open."
West Warwick Citizens Against The Casino
www.wwcoalition.org
Group opposed to the construction of a Harrah's casino in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
New York
Don't Gamble Our Future
www.dontgambleourfuture.org
Coalition Against Gambling in New York
www.cagnyinf.org
No Casino Gettysburg
www.nocasinogettysburg.com
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
www.nosouthrenocasinos.org
California - Communities United to Stop Urban Casinos
www.stopurbancasinos.org
California - STOP THE CASINO 101 COALITION
www.stopthecasino101.com
Opposition to Graton Rancheria's Rohnert Park casino.
GAMEOVERVLTS.COM
www.GameOverVLTs.com
Campaign for the elimination of VLT's in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Campaign Against Super-Casino Expansion
www.thecase.org.uk
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
www.peoplepower.org.au
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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