Gambling Addiction Resources

Nicasa offers FREE or low cost counseling for those worried about their gambling or the gambling of a loved one.  Call 847-546-6450 to schedule a free gambling consultation.

Illinois Alliance on Problem Gambling

1-800-GAMBLING –24 hour hotline providing support, information and referrals.  Staff are available for a live chat on this site as well.

Helpline staff can also be reached by testing ILGAMB TO 53342

Gam-Anon

Call 708-802-0105 – support for family members of problem gamblers.

Gamblers Anonymous

Call 855-222-5542– support for problem gamblers.

Illinois Council on Problem Gambling

A statewide resource in Illinois for awareness and education about problem gambling.

National Council on Problem Gambling

Information and resources on problem gambling including a self-screening.

Problem Gambler Registry System

Use the Problem Gambler Registry System to register and receive regular emails providing information on problem gambling and containing links to problem gambling prevention and treatment resources available in Illinois.  You may cancel your enrollment at any time.

Five notable Award-Winning films and PSAs that Emmy® Award-Winning OutreachArts has created for the problem gambling community in recent years –
CASTING SHADOWS (PSA Series) – Created for The Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ, ‘Casting Shadows’ takes a look at two families touched by problem gambling, dramatically illustrating the disease is about ‘more than you think’. (2016) – A 2016 Accolade Award & W3 Award Winner.
EMPTY SPACES – Created for The New York Council on Problem Gambling, ‘Empty Spaces’ looks at the issue of Seniors suffering from gambling addiction and the impact it has on their family and friends (2015). – A 2015 Accolade Award Winner & an Official Selection of the 2016 REEL Recovery Film Festival (screened in NYC, Los Angeles & Ft. Lauderdale).
BREAK EVEN – Created for The Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ, ‘Break Even’ looks at online gambling addiction from the perspective of two family members privately struggling with the disease (2015). – A 2016 Communicator Award of Excellence Winner & an Official Selection of the 2016 Awareness Film Festival (Los Angeles).
FIVE FACES (PSA Series) – Created for the Nebraska Gamblers Assistance Program, ‘Five Faces’ highlights the many surprising faces of problem gambling (2015). – A 2015 Davey Award Winner, 2016 Telly Award Winner & an Official Selection of the 2016 KoronisFest (PSA festival).
HE’S NOT THE SAME – Created for The New York Council on Problem Gambling, ‘He’s Not The Same’ focuses on returning Veterans suffering from PTSD and gambling addiction (2014). – In addition to being a 2015 Telly Award Winner the film was also featured in a 2015 Legislative Briefing on Veteran PTSD & Gambling Addiction, hosted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren.