Problem Gambling & Gaming
DID YOU KNOW?
(1) While problem gambling is underrecognized and gaming addiction is a newly recognized disorder, about 2% of people will have a gambling disorder in their lifetimes.
(2) Living within 40-50 miles of a casino increases your chance of developing a gambling problem.
(3) Among different types of addiction, gambling is associated with the highest suicide rate.
(4) Connecticut is considering new casinos, online sports betting, and more ways to increase access to betting, which makes awareness and prevention critical.
Check out our 2019 regional profile on problem gambling in Southwest CT.
CT's 24/7 helpline for problem gambling: 888-789-7777.
PSA created by Caribe Youth in Bridgeport: 1 min. video
Report on videogame addiction: 2 min. video
Get factsheets, videos, and trainings from DMHAS Problem Gambling.
Follow legislative proposals and other events at the CT Council on Problem Gambling.
Summer 2019 report on US youth trends from youthgambling.com