FAQs - Problem Gambling

FAQs - Problem Gambling

If gambling is causing a problem for you or someone you know, help is available.  Call the 24-hour confidential Problem Gambling Helpline 800-GAMBLER (426-2537) or 800-522-4700 where a professional counselor can provide you with information and resources available to you and your loved ones in your area.  The California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1986, dedicated to assisting problem gamblers and their families by promoting awareness, education, research, prevention and treatment for problem gambling.  CCPG is one of 36 state affiliates of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). 

The Winners Bank200 is not the answer or solution to a gambling problem; it is a helpful tool that promotes responsible gambling.

It will help the gambler control of their gaming dollars. When used properly, the Winners Bank200 can make a difference by giving the gambler a consistent flow of funds or gambling budget. Once the gambler establishes their budget they are on their way to becoming a responsible gambler...

If you are concerned that gambling may have taken over your life, then the following questions may help you find out:

  • Do you stay away from work, college or school to gamble?
  • Do you gamble to escape from a boring or unhappy life?
  • When gambling and you run out of money, do you feel lost and in despair and need to gamble again as soon as possible?
  • Do you gamble until your last penny is gone, even the fare home or the cost of a cup of tea?
  • Have you ever lied to cover up the amount of money or time you have spent gambling?
  • Have others ever criticised your gambling?
  • Have you lost interest in your family, friends or hobbies?
  • After losing, do you feel you must try and win back your losses as soon as possible?
  • Do arguments, frustrations or disappointments make you want to gamble?
  • Do you feel depressed or even suicidal because of your gambling?

The more you answer 'yes' to these questions, the more likely you are to have a gambling problem.

Some do and some don't. In fact, California's Indian gaming tribes have recognized the potential for problem gambling ever since the first compacts were signed in 1999, and they have contributed significantly to efforts to fight problem gambling.


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