Office of Problem Gambling

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For the Gambler

Most adults gamble responsibly. However, almost one million adults suffer negative effects on their lives from problem gambling.

Gambler If a family member or friend has a gambling problem and you are seeking information, resources and assistance
for family & friends

Do you know someone who is gambling more than they should? Is gambling affecting your relationship?


family-friends According to the Productivity Commission (Australian Government), each problem gambler has a negative effect on approximately seven other people.
For Youth

Did you know gambling is betting on sports, having a poker tournament at home, online poker, and fantasy games?

Gamblers According to a California Adolescent Gambling Survey, 14% of teens have borrowed money for betting.
For Community Advisors

We offer problem gambling resources free of charge to communities. You can mitigate gambling addiction in your community by learning the signs and symptoms and where to go for help.


community FREE resources available for all fields:
  • Treatment
  • Education
  • Faith-based
  • Community centers
  • Social services
  • Courts/legal
  • Government services
Available Assistance

Problem gambling is a treatable disorder. We offer many options to help individuals and their loved ones affected by gambling problems. Help is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-426-2537

community Available resources for gamblers and their family members include:
  • Self-assessments
  • Brochures
  • Confidential 24/7 helpline
  • Treatment
  • Print materials
  • Community support groups
Office of Problem Gambling (OPG)
1616 Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 997377 MS-8700
Sacramento, CA 95899
Office: (916) 327-8611
E-Mail: OPG@cdph.ca.gov
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