Resources

The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling has created a statewide database of qualified Treatment Providers, Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon chapters to which callers can be referred. Written information on problem gambling is also sent on request.

WCPG's Lending Library is open to the General Public! The Council has a variety of books and videos that can be loaned out for up to two weeks at a time FREE of charge. The topics vary from educational to biographical. There is something for every age group!

CurriculumTeen gambling is on the rise. Sports betting, card games (like Texas Hold 'Em), and Internet gambling are an increasing part of teens' lives. For example, a 2004 study found that of 461 high school students between 14 and 18 years old, 210 or 46% reported watching poker on television, and 55% played poker. Of those who watch poker on TV, 82% reported playing poker. The majority (68%) of these youth played poker for money. Access to legal and illegal betting is easy and for teens looking for an illegal risk, quick cash or a winner's high, gambling can easily become addictive. For more information