Problem Gambling Resources in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling encourages adults not to give lottery tickets to underage children/teens as holiday gifts – many problem gamblers report that they began gambling during childhood.
“Problem gambling is a growing concern among adolescents. We feel it’s important to let parents, grandparents and others know that lottery tickets are not a good gift choice for children”, says Rose Blozinski, Executive Director.
The National Council on Problem Gambling reports that there is strong evidence suggesting that more than 70 percent of adolescents have gambled for money in the past year, approximately 30 percent report gambling on a weekly basis, and many current problem gamblers report beginning gambling during childhood, often by age nine.
When sensible, provide alternative gift ideas for last-minute shoppers such as… • Puzzles/board games • Picture or chapter books • Card games • Journals • Art supplies • Gift cards or money • Nail polish, lotion, or bubble bath • Mugs or reusable water bottles • Candy or snacks • Video Games/DVDs • Stuffed animals • Candles • Toy cars • Phone case.
We provide education, awareness, and resources on problem gambling disorders.
Do you need to speak to someone directly? You can call 1-800-426-2535,
chat with someone online, or text 850-888-4673.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Throughout this website, you’ll find a host of resources related to problem gambling. Whether you’re someone with a gambling problem, or a loved one or family member of someone with a gambling problem, or a provider, we have the support you need.
Viewing our resources is a great place to start.
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