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Treatment Services in Ontario: Problem Gambling

There are specialized problem gambling services available in most communities across Ontario. Every effort is made to respond to calls within 24 hours and most people can be seen within days. Finding out about available specialized and community resources is easy by contacting the Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline, a free, confidential and anonymous service open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This service provides information about and referrals to problem gambling counselling services, telephone-counselling services and mutual aid organizations such as Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon. 

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline


Help for a problem with gambling is available:

  • free of charge and close to home
  • to anyone affected by problem gambling—not just the person who gambles
  • confidentially
  • individually, in groups and through couple and family counselling
  • by telephone in some areas
  • in residential treatment programs.

Clients who are actively involved in counselling report that it has helped them identify their gambling triggers, restore balance and made them feel better equipped to deal with life.

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