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Getting Help for Problem Gambling

You can get help if you think you, or someone you know, has a gambling problem, or if gambling is affecting your family. In this section, you will find out how to get help. You will also find printable guides that help you understand why you gamble so you can stop, cut down or change your gambling behaviour.

For immediate help, call Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline. You'll find the number at the bottom of every page.

The Helpline is:

  • Open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
  • Free and confidential
  • Available across the province
  • Able to provide service in more than 140 languages.

The Helpline provides information about and referrals to problem gambling counselling services, telephone-counselling services and mutual aid organizations such as Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon.

Introductory Video
View a short introductory video to learn more about the Self-Help Gambling Tools.
Gambling Quiz
Answering these nine questions will help you understand if gambling is having a negative impact on your life.
Monitor Your Gambling & Urges
Use this tool to keep track of when you gamble, or feel the urge to gamble. Mobile App also available.
Community Forum
Share with other people affected by problem gambling on this discussion board.
Self-Help for Those who Gamble
Do you gamble? These interactive tools will help you explore, cut down or stop gambling.
Self-Help for Family and Friends
Does someone you care about gamble too much? With these interactive excercises, learn why they gamble and what you can do to help.